The points-hungry MI are in a pathetic situation where they have to win almost every game from now to be in the playoffs. CSK, on the other hand are seated comfortably on the top of the points table. Match 27 will witness these two ultimate IPL rivalries clash against each other for the second time. Find the CSK vs MI Final Playing 11 (Probable) below.
Overall: Matches – 23
Chennai Super Kings – 11
Mumbai Indians – 12
Punters Heavy On: MI
Chennai will host Mumbai at their second home ground, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Pune.
|Matches won batting first||17|
|Matches won bowling first||16|
|Average 1st Inns scores||157|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||140|
|Highest total recorded||205/4 (20 Ov) by DD vs RPS|
|Lowest total recorded||73/10 (15.5 Ov) by KXIP vs RPS|
|Highest score chased||196/7 (20 Ov) by GL vs RPS|
|Lowest score defended||120/9 (20 Ov) by MI vs PWI|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium)
The Pune pitch is favorable for batsmen. But, as the game progresses, spinners come into action to play their part.
How do the teams stack up?
CSK Today Match Prediction
Chennai have no good reason to change their squad. Shane Watson and Suresh Raina will have to bring back their form after failing against RCB. Sam Billings who hasn’t performed well after his match-winning knocks against KKR is also expected to buckle down. Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni are in superb form which is heartwarming for CSK. Bowling has also improved; Deepak Chahar and Imran Tahir along with Harbhajan Singh are likely to threaten the Mumbai Indians.
MI Today Match Prediction
The Mumbai Indians will seek to get their revenge against Chennai. The batting unit of MI should redeem themselves after a tragic loss against Sunrisers. Suryakumar Yadav has been consistent but Evin Lewis has been erratic. Mumbai’s skipper Rohit Sharma is having a tough time with the bat and it is high time he gets going. Krunal Pandya has been convincing so far. Kieron Pollard might get replaced by Ben Cutting. The bowling unit looks pretty strong with Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande and Mustafizur Rahman.
CSK vs MI Final Playing 11 (Probable):
CSK: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur
Players to watch out for: Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar
MI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Jasprit Bumrah
Players to watch out for: Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande