CSK vs MI Match Preview – The MA Chidambaram stadium will host one of the most interesting battles of this season between CSK and MI here on Friday.
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has become the first team to qualify for the playoffs in this season of IPL. It is the only team to qualify for the playoffs in every season it has played (10 out of 10).
The players are high on confidence as the team manages to gain 16 points in 11 matches so far. With Shane Watson coming back in form, their opening batting line-up has also been strengthened.
Now it’ll be very tough for the Mumbai Indians (MI) to beat CSK who is in very good form. However, Mumbai Indians have already defeated CSK once in this tournament.
They are currently on 3rd position in the points table behind CSK and DC. They’ve managed to win 2 games out of the last 4 matches they played. Thus, the team will look to get into winning track by defeating the Super Kings again.
Last time when both the teams played against each other in this edition of IPL, the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians managed to win the game by 37 runs. All thanks to “Hardik Pandaya”, who was absolutely awesome with both bat and ball that day.
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.
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The 44th match of the Indian Premier League 2019 of CSK vs MI will be hosted by the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (14:30 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 CSK vs MI on Hotstar.
The pitch of Chidambaram is very slow and is highly supporting spinners in this season. It will be a turning wicket tonight as well. CSK’s record at this venue is much better than any other team at their respective home ground.
Average 1st Innings total at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai (last 4 IPL games): 133
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 3, Lost 2
Chennai is one of the hottest cities in India, and the level of humidity here remains always on the higher side.
According to our 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 32 degrees tonight, while the level of humidity will be around 70-75% during the match.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Chennai Super Kings: W, L, L, W, W
Mumbai Indians: L, W, W, L, W
Possible Playing 11:
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, DJ Bravo
CSK’s Bench Strength – Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey, Karn Sharma, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Scott Kuggeleijn
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting/Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
MI’s Bench Strength – Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Pankaj Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Jason Behrendorff, Ben Cutting/Ishan Kishan, Alzarri Joseph
Alzarri Joseph is ruled out of tournament due to shoulder injury and thus South African lad Beuran Henricks comes in as a replacement.
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 CSK vs MI.
Captain Choices: Shane Watson, Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma
Vice Captain Choices: Faf du Plessis, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina
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 Dream 11, 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 CSK vs MI.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)
Batsman – Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Suryakumar Yadav, Shane Watson (VC)
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsman – Ambati Rayudu, Suryakumar Yadav, Suresh Raina (C), Faf du Plessis (VC)
All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Deepak Chahar
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between CSK and MI is Dwayne Bravo.
In his last 16 innings against the Mumbai Indians in IPL, Bravo has taken 28 wickets at an average of 16.30, making him a must-have player in small leagues.
Looking at the pitch’s condition, it will be wise to pick more batsman, especially from the top order of 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 in tonight’s match.
Current Points Table
Here is the current position of all teams in the points table.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s match of KKR vs RR 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.
*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.