Get ready for an exciting match-up as two of the most successful teams in IPL history, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), go head to head in the highly anticipated El Classico at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30 PM IST. MI has a history of losing their opening fixtures since IPL 2013, and this year was no different as they were outclassed by Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening match. However, with a formidable batting line-up, MI is sure to give CSK a tough fight.
But, MI has some loopholes in their team, especially in their bowling department. The absence of Jasprit Bumrah has left a huge hole that will be difficult to fill. On the other hand, CSK is coming off a match-winning bowling performance, and their batters were in top form against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), scoring a massive 217 runs in their previous match.
Although CSK currently stands at 6th position with two points from two matches, they are still considered a strong side, and their recent performance against LSG only confirms that. With MI in the penultimate position, they have a lot to prove, and it remains to be seen how they perform against CSK.
For those looking to get in on the action, keep an eye on the MI vs CSK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Team, Probable XIs, Pitch report, weather forecast, and live streaming details for IPL 2023. This is one match that cricket fans won’t want to miss!
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinemas
Match: MI vs CSK Match 12 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Toss: To Bowl
The results of previous T20Is at the Wankhede Stadium are indicative of its well-known bias for the chasing team. In 5 of the 9 games that have been played at this venue, the team batting second has triumphed, while 4 of the games have been won by the side batting first. It’s interesting to note that in games between CSK and MI at this location, the side batting second has triumphed six times out of nine times. Therefore, it is highly likely that the captain winning the toss will choose to field first. Both CSK and MI have historically chosen to bat first after losing the toss, but we anticipate that both teams will want to bowl first in this match.
Due to the consistent bounce available, the Wankhede Stadium, which serves as the home field for the Mumbai Indians, is a batsman’s heaven. In the first few overs, pacers should expect some help, but the hard, flat surface makes it simpler for hitters to swiftly score runs. Chasing is a good choice because of the small boundaries and speedy outfield, which increase the batsmen’s advantage. A high-scoring encounter is anticipated because the batting lineups of MI and CSK are both strong. The captain that wins the toss will probably decide to bat first given these circumstances.
The weather forecast for tomorrow’s MI vs CSK game at the Wankhede Stadium is mostly clear with some scattered clouds in the sky. The average temperature for the day is expected to be 33 degrees Celsius, which will likely drop in the evening.
|RealFeel Shade™ 26°
|Wind NW 13km/h
|Cloud cover 97%
|Wind Gusts 28 km/h
|Visibility 1.6 km
|Cloud ceiling 9100m
|Dew point 18°
|Time 7.30 PM INST
MI vs CSK Head-to-Head IPL statistics :
Overall Played: 34
Won by MI: 20
Won by CSK:14
Where the two teams finished last season: MI finished bottom , while CSK finished 9th.
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Mumbai Indians (MI) – Played – 14, Won – 4, Lost -10, Points – 8
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Played – 14, Won – 4, Lost – 10, Points -8
PLAYING 11 and Key Player Strategy
Mumbai Indians (MI) XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendorff
Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Jofra Archer, Tim David , Rohit Sharma our key players
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, RS Hangargekar
Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner are our key players
MY DREAM XI TEAM
Ishan Kishan(C), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Jofra Archer, Tim David , Rohit Sharma, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali(VC), Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner
BETTING TIPS MI VS CSK
CSK TO WIN
Looking ahead to the 2023 Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, it’s worth noting that the two sides have a history of close competition, with Mumbai Indians having won 3 of their last 5 games against CSK, and 6 out of 9 games at Wankhede Stadium. However, current form suggests that Chennai Super Kings have the edge, with Ruturaj Gaikwad’s good form, a strong middle order, and a range of wicket-taking all-rounders. Mumbai Indians will need their key players to perform if they hope to win. Despite struggling with consistency over the past year, Chennai Super Kings showed positive signs in their recent win in Match 6. Overall, it is expected that Chennai Super Kings will come out on top.