MI vs CSK Match Preview – The MA Chidambaram stadium is all set to host the 1st qualifier of the IPL 2019 between MI and CSK here on Tuesday.
The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was the first team to qualify for the playoffs in this season of Indian Premier League. It is the only team in the history of IPL to qualify for the playoffs in every season it has played, i.e.10 out of 10.
However, despite having such a brilliant start to the tournament, the team ended at the 2nd position in the points table.
The players of CSK are high on confidence and are looking in a very good form. With Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, and Suresh Raina coming back in form, their opening batting line-up has also been strengthened.
The match between MI and CSK will be played in Chennai and we all have seen a lot of turn on this pitch throughout the season. Thus, the spinners of CSK will aim to perform at their merit on this wicket as it’ll be their last home game of the season.
Now, talking about the Mumbai Indians, the Rohit Sharma-led MI played really well in this tournament and despite having a bad start to the season, they ended the league stage as table toppers.
The team excels in all the three departments of the game having Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Lasith Malinga in extremely good form.
MI has defeated CSK in both their meetings in this season, and thus Mumbai Indians will be on the higher side of credence.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see which team will defeat the other one tonight to reach into finals, which will be played in Hyderabad.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 57th match of the Indian Premier League 2019 of MI vs CSK will be hosted by the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 07:30 PM local time tonight (19:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of MI vs CSK on Hotstar.
(Note – The matches of playoffs will start half-hour early than the regular timings, i.e. at 07:30 pm local time)
The pitch of Chidambaram has been really very slow throughout the season. It is expected to be a slow and turning wicket tonight as well. CSK’s record at this venue is much better than any other team at their respective home ground.
However, MI has already defeated CSK here earlier in this edition of IPL.
Average 1st Innings total at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai (last 4 IPL games): 145
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 3, Lost 3
Chennai is certainly one of the hottest cities in India, and the level of humidity here remains always on the higher side.
According to the latest weather reports, there are no chances of rain tonight, however, the high temperature here at Chennai will not please the players or crowd.
The temperature is expected to hover around 35-38 degrees during the game time, while the level of humidity will be around 60-70% tonight.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Chennai Super Kings: L, W, L, W, L
Mumbai Indians: W, W, L, W, L
Possible Playing 11:
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
CSK’s Bench Strength – Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeeshan
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis/Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan/Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
MI’s Bench Strength – Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan/Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy/Mitchell McClenaghan, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks, Barinder Sran
Kedar Jadhav has injured his shoulder in the previous game against the KXIP and is thus ruled out of the tournament.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of MI vs CSK.
Captain Choices: Hardik Pandya, Faf du Plessis, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock
Vice Captain Choices: Suresh Raina, Krunal Pandya, MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, Dot Ball, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of MI vs CSK.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsman – Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Faf du Plessis (C)
All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsman – Rohit Sharma, Shane Watson (C), Faf du Plessis
All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya (VC), Hardik Pandya, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between MI and CSK is Rohit Sharma.
In his last 25 innings against the Mumbai Indians in IPL, Bravo has scored 687 runs at an average of 32.28 (including 7 half-centuries), making him a must-have player in both the leagues.
Looking at the pitch’s condition, it will be wise to pick more spinners from both the teams.
Our Match Prediction:
With CSK having the home advantage and good track record at this venue, we predict them to avenge their defeat from the Mumbai Indians and win tonight’s match.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s match of MI vs KKR performed really well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.