Cricket Prediction Indian Premier League – Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings in the clash of the Titans

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Cricket match date: 03rd April 2019

Cricket match time08:00 pm IST

Cricket match location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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:

Everything seems to be following the set pattern developed over the years in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. Poor start for Mumbai Indians (MI)? Check. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) struggling? Check. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) looking ominous? Check. Other honourable mentions like Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad have done their bit to set the tournament on fire as well. Amidst everything, there is a rivalry that is anticipated by everyone, the clash of the Titans, MI versus CSK.

On the face of it, one would think is it really a rivalry? In the last five cricket games between these two sides, MI have won four times. Their only loss came last year in the first cricket game of the IPL. MI have also had better of CSK by beating them in the final of IPL. CSK, on the other hand, won their first title by beating Sachin Tendulkar-led MI in 2010. But generally, it will not be a hyperbole to say that MI have had better of CSK in this clash.

So how is it a rivalry? Try asking all those fans in blue and yellow respectively! Very few teams have managed to challenge CSK like MI have and that in itself says a lot. CSK, in fewer opportunities, have managed to win the title on three occasions. They are the defending champions this year as well and they look like the most settled and most secure side of the competition. MI, on the other hand, seem to raise their level of the game a notch higher while taking on CSK.

The reason why CSK seem to struggle against MI is mainly because they are a side that plays spin well and also seem to strangle their opponents via spin. Against MI, who are a pace dominant bowling unit, their batting seems to struggle a bit and, also, MI batsmen are extremely good players of spin bowling. Hence, the method of CSK seems to falter against the madness of MI.

However, it is not like CSK cannot win against MI. Their biggest strength is their options. They have the combination ready for all kinds of pitches and they can trouble MI. MI, on the other hand, will not get the better opportunity to bring their campaign back on track.

Cricket Match Information:

In arguably the biggest cricket game of the tournament, MI will take on CSK. This will be the home game for MI. While MI have once again begun slowly by losing two out of three cricket games, CSK have been at their best with three wins out of their three games of cricket so far.

Mumbai Indians

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

MI is being led by Rohit Sharma this year as well. He has led Mumbai towards victory on three occasions, but MI have got off to a poor start once again. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Ben Cutting in place of Keiron Pollard for this game of cricket.  

Here is our prediction of MI’s playing XI:

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Ben Cutting
  • Yuvraj Singh
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mayank Markande
  • Ben Cutting
  • Mitchell McLenaghan

Chennai Super Kings

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

CSK will be led by MS Dhoni. They have begun this year’s IPL in a fantastic manner. They are the only undefeated team of the tournament. Our prediction is of one change, Mitch Santner might sit out of this game of cricket and Harbhajan Singh can make a comeback to their playing eleven.

Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:

  • Shane Watson
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni
  • DJ Bravo
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Imran Tahir
  • Ravindra Jadeja

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Rohit Sharma has had a fantastic record at Wankhede Stadium. His team needs him to score a big one against the best team in the tournament. Our prediction is of a good knock from him.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

Wankhede Stadium has always had true bounce and assistance for batsmen, pacers and spinners alike. Our prediction is of a score of around 180 this time around. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

MI will begin this game of cricket as favourites. Although they have begun poorly once again, their overall track record against CSK is great. 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)

LOGO 2 Odds

Mumbai Indians – 1.90

Chennai Super Kings – 1.74

*odds may change anytime

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