Cricket match date: 07th May 2019
Cricket match time: 07:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: MI
Team B: CSK
Team A Captain: Rohit Sharma
Team B Captain: MS Dhoni
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Cricket Match Preview:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK), led by MS Dhoni, will take on their archrivals Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Rohit Sharma, for the third time in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). CSK will play this cricket game on their home ground Chepauk Stadium, which will add to their advantage. MI, on the other hand, will take heart from the fact that they have had an upper hand in this rivalry for quite some time now.
Despite the loss in their last group game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), CSK look in fine shape. Almost all of their players look in good touch with their skipper MS Dhoni leading them from the front. There has been an injury concern related to Kedar Jadhav, who injured his shoulder during the last group game. He has been ruled out of the IPL and it remains to be seen whether he will get fit in time before the World Cup.
MI, on the other hand, seem to be reaching their peak with their skipper Rohit hitting a good form against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). They were clinical in their last cricket game against KKR. Also, they have had an upper hand over CSK for quite a while now. In fact, in the last five cricket games, they have won four cricket games against them. They will now be taking them on in Chennai and would like to take heart from their last win in Chepauk a few days ago.
The main reason behind the poor performance of CSK against MI has been the bowling performances of the latter. MI have bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, who is known to hit the hard lengths that prove difficult for the batsmen of CSK to get away. Apart from Watson and Faf du Plessis, all other CSK batsmen are not great against short bowling and this has been hurting CSK in their games against MI.
It is going to be another exciting cricket game between the two sides. While the first half of this rivalry was ruled by CSK until 2012, the latter half of these battles have been one-sided towards MI. With a spot in final at stake, both teams will not leave any stone unturned.
Cricket Match Information:
MI will take on CSK for the third time in this year’s IPL. These two sides will take on each other in the first qualifier of the competition. With their win in the final group game against KKR, MI reached the top spot on the points table, whereas CSK slipped from the top to the second spot.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
MI are being led by Rohit Sharma this year as well. MI finished the group stage at the top position. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of MI’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Quinton de Kock
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Hardik Pandya
- Krunal Pandya
- Ishan Kishan
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Rahul Chahar
- Lasith Malinga
- Keiron Pollard
- Mitch McCleneghan
Chennai Super Kings
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
CSK will be led by MS Dhoni. Although MI finished at the top spot, it was CSK who were at number one for the longest time. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game except for Kedar Jadhav, who injured his shoulder in the last game.
Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Harbhajan Singh
- Suresh Raina
- Ambati Rayudu
- MS Dhoni
- DJ Bravo
- Dhruv Shorey
- Deepak Chahar
- Shardul Thakur
- Imran Tahir
- Ravindra Jadeja
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Rohit Sharma had not been in good form in this IPL. He played a good knock against KKR in their last group game. Hence, our prediction is of a good knock from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in the game of cricket between SRH and CSK was the best pitch used in Chepauk in this whole tournament. Our prediction is of a score of around 160 this time around. Conditions are expected to be hot and humid.
MI will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have had a great record against CSK in the last few games of cricket. They have also looked increasingly dangerous in the last few group games. Hence, our prediction is of MI’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Rohit Sharma (MI) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Jasprit Bumrah (MI) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rohit Sharma (MI)
Mumbai Indians – 1.80
Chennai Super Kings – 1.95
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