IPL Match Prediction: MI vs CSK | Pitch Report & Predicted Playing XI

In our latest IPL match prediction, we discuss the all-important match number 12 between the Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings. The two heavyweights of the IPL clash for the first time & both teams need to win this game to ignite their IPL 2023 campaign.

CSK defeated KL Rahul-led LSG by 12 runs on April 3 in their second match of the IPL 2023 season. MI will attempt to defeat CSK at their home stadium, Wankhede Stadium, despite losing their opener encounter against RCB in Chinnaswamy Stadium.

MI vs CSK Match Details

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, 12th Match, IPL 2023

Match Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: Thursday, April 8, 7:30 PM IST

Broadcast & IPL Streaming: Jio Cinema & Star Sports Network

Match Preview: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians

Although Mumbai fans are used to playing at home, there will be some difficult obstacles to overcome this time. MI has already been harmed by injuries. Bumrah was the first, followed by Jhye Richardson. 

Similarly, when the game ended, MI ultimately replaced Richardson by signing Riley Meredith. He was the Big Bash season’s joint fifth-highest wicket-taker. In 14 games, he has picked up 21 wickets. 

The lineup of batters for MI is quite devastating. If Sharma does not act like Dhoni in the middle order and sends Dewald Bewis to open, Kishan and Sharma will bat first for MI.

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway will once again open the batting for Chennai. Ruturaj has 149 runs to his name and currently holds the orange cap (2 half-centuries). In the second game, Conway added 47 runs, further showcasing his talent. 

For MI, managing the pair will be challenging. The number three spot is prone to arbitrary modifications made by CSK. Shivam Dubey’s performance at third down in the second game, where he hit 27 off of 16 balls.

The middle order for CSK is full of elite T20 all-rounders. For CSK to advance to the playoffs, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Ravindra Jadeja will be crucial. Against LSG, Moeen Ali took 4 wickets with the ball. 

Pitch Report: MI vs CSK

The Wankhede Stadium pitch is an excellent surface for batting. The batters can immediately begin their inning by hitting through the line because the ball comes onto the bat with ease.

Historically, pacers are the ones to make a difference in Mumbai while spinners are less likely to be assisted by the surface.

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings IPL Match Prediction

Mumbai Indians

At the Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Mumbai Indians’ first IPL 2023 match was against RCB. As MI batted first, they scored 171 runs despite losing 4 wickets for 48 runs. Tilak Verma, the find of last season, scored 84 runs in 46 deliveries. Yet, the 148-run first-wicket partnership between Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis made the chase look rather simple.

MI’s loss maintained their streak of losing the opening game of a season since 2013. However,  with 3 victories in their last 5 games, MI has a slight advantage over CSK in recent contests. All victories have come while chasing the target.

Chennai Super Kings

After losing the opening game to the Gujarat Titans, CSK made a remarkable comeback against the Lucknow Super Giants. Devon Conway (47), Shivam Dubey (27), Ambati Rayudu (27) and fan favourite MS Dhoni (57), Ruturaj Gaikwad reached his second half-century (12 off 3).

After seeing Kyle Myres score at 240.91 while CSK was defending 218, they were first concerned. With the help of his four wickets, Moeen Ali flipped the script on the Yellow Army. CSK finally won that match by 12 runs.

MI vs CSK Probable Playing XI

Mumbai Indians

For our today match prediction, here is our MI predicted XI.

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Shams Mulani, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan.

Chennai Super Kings

For our today match prediction, here is our CSK predicted XI.

Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, RS Hangargekar.

MI vs CSK Probable Best Performers

Probable best batter

Suryakumar Yadav:

In his most recent matches, Suryakumar Yadav has been out of touch with the bat. Nonetheless, this would be the ideal time for him to find his form. Suryakumar performs best at the Wankhede because the ball comes onto the bat extremely well.

Probable best bowler

Deepak Chahar:

At the Wankhede, the ball swings early, and recently, the MI batsmen have struggled against the new ball. Deepak Chahar would pose a serious threat at that point. If the ball moves during the powerplay, he might very well start to shine.

Wankhede Cricket Stadium IPL Records

Wankhede Cricket StadiumStats
Matches Played102
Number of wins batting first48
Number of wins batting second54
Average First Innings score167.1
Average powerplay Score45.6
Average death overs score51.5

IPL Match Prediction 2023: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

The most reliable teams in the history of the competition are Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. We’ve always witnessed some fierce clashes when these two sides squared up, and another one is anticipated on Saturday.

In our latest IPL match prediction, we predict Chennai Super Kings to maintain their winning momentum going forward in this match.

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