Chennai Super Kings thump the Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home in the last match. Chennai lost two matches back to back and came back strongly against the orange army. Now they will face Mumbai Indians at their home ground, Chepauk, on 26 April. Read on the complete IPL match tips here.
Chennai Super Kings sealed their berth to playoffs by winning the previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They now have two games at home and would be looking forward to finishing in the top 2 in the points table. Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in the match early this season. The pitch was quite different there from what they will get at Chennai. Mumbai would be looking to win this match and move upwards in the table.
IPL Match Tips Performance Check
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings have been unbeaten at Chepauk this season and there most impressive win came against the Sunrisers in the last match. They had to chase a total of 176 at a slow pitch like this but Chennai managed to grab the win.
Shane Watson came back in the form when it was needed. He scored 96 runs in the last match and took the team home. Still, we feel the batting line-up of Chennai is weak. Faf du Plessis started off the season in style but he has slowed down. Shane Watson performed only in the last match. Middle order comprising of Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu is in poor form as well. MS Dhoni is in good form but a stronger bowling attack can easily exploit the Chennai batting.
The bowling attack has been at its peak with Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja in immaculate form. The three world-class spinners dominate on this pitch and it is not easy for the opponent.
Chennai has already qualified for the playoffs and they would take the league matches lightly which might affect their performance.
Mumbai Indians had a long break and would be into this match refreshed. They had lost their last match against Rajasthan Royals and there would be some concern areas to look forward to. Chennai is a slow pitch and it favors spinner which is not the strength of Mumbai Indians.
Their top order has players like Quinton de Cock, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Ben Cutting who like the ball coming on to their bat. Hardik Pandya can hit the spinners a long distance. Suryakumar Yadav is also not in good form. Rohit Sharma would need to take responsibility and lead the team from the front.
They would need to attack the Chennai spinners and not let them settle. IN the previous match it was quite evident.
Mumbai has a good bowling attack with the likes of Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Pandya brothers, Rahul Chahar, and Ben Cutting. Rahul Chahar has been sensational and has taken the main wickets in the previous matches. He might be a key factor at this pitch for Mumbai. If Krunal Pandya supports Rahul, then Mumbai can make some chances of winning the match.
Head to Head Tipster
Mumbai Indians defeated the league-toppers in their encounter earlier this season. They defeated them by 37 runs at Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai Indians have won 15 matches whereas Chennai Super Kings have won 12 matches that they have played against each other.
IPL Match Tips Playing XI Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
IPL Match Tips Playing XI Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
Hot and humid weather is expected with a lot of dew in the ground. The pitch at Chennai has been the lowest scoring pitch. The last match was one of the rarest occasion.
Toss Prediction Tips
Chennai has won the toss on nine occasions in this season. They have elected to field first as in the last two matches.
IPL Match Tips & Prediction
Chennai Super Kings don’t have a good record against Mumbai Indians. They have lost four matches of the last five matches that they have played against each other. They have home advantage and would be the favorites to win the game. Chennai is the table-toppers and in good form. We back Chennai to win the match.