CSK vs MI Preview: CSK will take on MI in the blockbuster first clash of Saturday’s doubleheader. This would be a thrilling encounter with two traditional rivals coming into a face-off with each other. CSK is placed at the third spot on the Points Table while MI is placed at the sixth spot at the Points Table. CSK is just one point ahead of MI & if Mumbai manages to win today’s fixture he would march up to the Points table up to the third spot. While if CSK wins today’s fixture they would occupy the first spot at the Points table.
Mumbai Indians would be confident ahead of this fixture as they are marching into this clash on the back of two consecutive wins. MI is in blistering form chasing massive targets of 215 & 213 runs & would be confident ahead of this fixture against CSK. Initially, the spin-friendly pitch of Chepauk is now favoring strokeplay, thus chasing a massive total above the 200-run mark won’t be an issue for Mumbai Indians
Coming to the side, Mumbai Indians batters look in exemplary form as their batters Tilak Verma & Tim David have helped them to chase 200-plus targets. While Suryakumar & Cameron had amassed runs in the middle overs. In the bowling department, Piyush Chawla is their biggest bet while Archer is still searching for his form.
Chennai Super Kings too have a settled unit in place. They have in-form batters in the face of Dube, Conway & Gaikwad. While Rahane too has managed to score runs in the middle orders. Jadeja & Moeen Ali add depth to their middle order while MS Dhoni plays the role of a finisher. Their bowling attack needs to be on point when facing competent CSK batters. Jadeja, Moeen Ali & Theekshane who shined in their previous clash would continue to be their biggest bets in the bowling department.
CSK vs MI: Predicted Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
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