The two most decorated clubs of IPL, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will face each other on Thursday at Dy Patil Stadium.
Chennai Super Kings’ destiny took a u-turn against RCB as they clinched their first victory, hoping they would now maintain the winning run, but quickly the team once again hit their sorry form as Gujarat Titans defeated them. Now they are just with one win in six games, just two points above MI.
If Mumbai Indians want to qualify, they will have to win every game from now to keep their sagging NNR positive. The five-time champions have shown frailty in every department, and a rotation should be done to examine who can step up on occasion.
Toss Timing: 19:00 IST (13:30 GMT)
Match start timing: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Match venue: DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Matches Played: 34, CSK: 14, MI: 20
Last five H2H: CSK 2, MI: 3
Highest run-scorer in this fixture: Rohit Sharma (693 runs)
Highest wicket-taker in this fixture: Dwayne Bravo (35 wickets)
Weather conditions and pitch
Mumbai Indians might need to alter their squad in search of their first win of IPL 2022. Riley Meredith might get a nod in the starting XI ahead of Tymal Mills vs CSK. And Mayank Markande might get a call up after four years replacing Murugan Ashwin. While there will be no changes in the batting unit.
While CSK will look to replace Chris Jordan with South African pacer Dwaine Pretorius in the bowling unit. And in the batting unit the batters are slowly picking up their form as Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali returned to their form in the previous games.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (Captain), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan / Adam Milne / Dwayne Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.
Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, M Ashwin, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills/Riley Meredith.
Ruturaj Gaikwad returned to his batting prowess after a blistering fifty and will be confident when he plays against CSK. He is the most prominent batter of CSK, who is once again hitting his stride. Hence he should be in the fantasy team.
Dwayne Bravo holds the record for most wickets for CSK and plays a crucial part in the bowling unit in CSK. He has won the purple cap on a few occasions and will be a marquee player for CSK in this match.
Suryakumar Yadav has been in splendid form and this looks the right contest where he can unleash himself.
MI vs CSK Fantasy team
Captain vs Vice- captain pick
This will be the most crucial match for both the giants as they look to qualify for the play-offs. Chennai have won only once and will have faith in themselves to pull off another win against perilous Mumbai, who are in quicksand pit and look despairing at the moment. CSK players are slowly hitting their stride, and the win for CSK is on the cards.
Cricwizz predicts Chennai Super Kings to win Match 33 of IPL 2022.
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