IPL Tips and Predictions: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
Tejman - 4 मई 2023
Cricket fans, Welcome back to another IPL Breakdown!!
We’re back with our insights and picks for the best games of the weekend, so let’s get straight into it.
CSK vs MI
The games are going down the wire and we're out of nails to bite as we enter the second half of this year’s IPL season.
We've got Part 2 for this season's epic CSK vs MI derby game and the way these teams are playing, we might see them clash in the playoffs too.
Both teams have been on opposite trajectories as CSK are losing their way after a great start whereas MI have found strong form in their recent games.
They have proven to bring out the best in each other so the fans will be in for another thriller regardless.
Pitch & Weather Report
This time we’ll be going down South to the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
It has been raining runs in Chennai this season as we've seen seven 200+ totals here in only four games.
The key for CSK here has been to bat first and put 200+ on the board whereas, MI are coming off two successful 200+ chases so both teams will look to play to their strengths.
The Indians have found their best batting formation, but bowling has been a concern as they’ve been making consistent changes.
We think they'll benefit from backing the Aussie paceman Riley Meredith back to the line-up while also including another spinner to partner Piyush Chawla as the dry & hard surface in Chennai can favour the spinners later on.
MS Dhoni is known to back his XI regardless of win or loss so we expect them to play the same side but Captain Cool may utilize his all-rounders to finish the overs if needed.
Considering that bowling has been a weakness for both teams and MA Chidambaram stadium has seen 7 scores of 200+, we’ll back the over 13.5 Sixes mark.
The no.1 T-20 Batsman in the World is back in form and we think he’ll be among the top scorers in this run fest.
Selection- Over 13.5 (Total Sixes) @1.79
Selection- Over 23.5 (1st Innings- Suryakumar Yadav Total) @1.85