CSK won the game on the final delivery when these two teams last met in IPL 2022.
In the 59th game of the IPL 2022, the Chennai Super Kings will be looking to continue their winning momentum and win the game by a big margin in order to keep their qualification hopes alive. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians, who have already been knocked out of the race, will look to break CSK’s dream. While Mumbai is placed last on the points table, CSK took a leap forward after their win over DC and moved to the eighth spot. However, they have slipped down to the ninth position again.
The Chennai Super Kings are mathematically surviving the game despite having no realistic chance of entering the playoffs. With four victories in 11 games, the squad may have a chance to make the playoffs if they win all three of their remaining games by a large margin, thereby boosting their net run rate. They would require a similar win to the one against Delhi Capitals in their previous encounter, which they won by a whopping 91 runs.
However, they would require other results to fall into place for them, which has a low statistical likelihood. The team scored over 200 runs again, thanks to a century partnership between openers Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Shivam Dube, who took over for the injured Ravindra Jadeja, also contributed with a 19-ball 32.
The bowling unit of CSK is also starting to come together, with the spinners gaining more and more purchase on the drier pitches. Moeen Ali and Maheesh Theekshana have always been on point and pacer Mukesh Choudhary is starting to find his footing. In the last encounter, Simarjeet Singh was likewise brilliant.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians were bowled out for just 113 runs at the DY Patil Stadium after restricting Kolkata Knight Riders to a total of 165. Jasprit Bumrah was near-perfect in his four overs, taking five wickets and conceding only 10 runs. Kumar Kartikeya, the mystery spinner, was equally impressive. However, no player apart from Ishan Kishan managed to do good with the bat as Mumbai lost yet another encounter.
The last time these two teams met in this season, MS Dhoni showcased his skills as a finisher to register a victory for CSK on the last ball of the game.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch of Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium is well-balanced. In the early stages of the game, the pacers have earned success. On this pitch, batting second is a viable choice because dew might play a big role in the second innings.
Playing combinations for CSK vs MI
Chennai Super Kings
All eyes will be on the opening duo of Gaikwad and Conway, who have been in great form for the past few games. CSK will miss the services of Ravindra Jadeja as he has been out owing to an injury, but just like last game, they would look to take the score to a good total if put to bat first, or restrict MI to a low score as the bowlers have finally found their momentum.
Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana
Mumbai bounced back with two victories after being knocked out of the playoffs race, but their performance against KKR was miserable. MI might bring in Jaydev Unadkat in place of Riley Meredith, while Dewald Brevis is also expected to return.
Predicted XI: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brewis, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Japrit Bumrah, Jayadev Unadkat
CSK vs MI head-to-head
Played- 33 | CSK – 14 | MI -19
CSK vs MI Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney+Hotstar