Mumbai Indians face their bitter rivals Chennai Super Kings at their home Wankhede. Mumbai Indians are in search for their record 100th IPL win. Languishing at the top of the points table, Chennai Super Kings would like to continue with the momentum against Mumbai who is not very consistent. Get the free IPL prediction tips for the match here.
Mumbai Indians have lost two of the three matches that they have played this season while CSK has won all three of them. Wankhede is known for high scoring matches and the two sets of batsmen would be eyeing for scoring runs to take their teams home.
IPL Prediction Tips Performance Check
The loss in the match against Kings XI Punjab was a poor one. Teams can often be outplayed but they were themselves responsible for their defeat. Mumbai did not bat well and fell 20-30 runs short of what they were expected to score.
The bowling attack was not so good and was not able to pick up the wickets. The side has completely relied on Jasprit Bumrah which is not fair enough. No doubt in Rohit Sharma’s captaincy but he was not proactive enough to make the required changes in the last match.
There are a few problems that need to be addressed. Kieron Pollard’s form has not been good in this season of IPL and he needs to make some valuable contributions. He is a good T20 player but Mumbai might swap him with Ben Cutting.
Lasith Malinga also has not been able to perform his best. He was neither able to stop the batsmen from scoring nor taking wickets. Mumbai cannot bear the underperformance by their two overseas players.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings will be very pleased with their win against Rajasthan Royals in the last match. They were in a tough situation and it was Dhoni found his form back and led the team to victory.
Chennai has won all their three matches on slow pitches and now they would face Mumbai at Wankhede which has pace and bounce. Chennai would need to adapt to the situation.
Ambati Rayudu is in very bad for mand has not been able to earn his name for the side. Mumbai might favor him.
Rayudu, Watson, Kedar, Raina, and Dhoni form the best of the top order on paper but they are not in the good form as of now. Harbhajan was replaced by Santner in the previous match and we hope it is not a permanent change.
Chahar and Shardul Thakur are not one of the best fast bowlers for the side. Jadeja has also not been able to perform their best. This implies, Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir are going to be key players for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming match
Head to Head Tipster
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have played 26 matches against each other with a scoreline 14-12 in the favor of the hosts. Mumbai has won four of the last five IPL matches against CSK.
IPL Prediction Playing XI Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard/Ben Cutting, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga/Jason Behrendorff
IPL Prediction Playing XI Chennai Super Kings: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
The weather is expected to be fine with no interruptions. Pitch is expected to have pace and bounce and a lot of boundaries. It is going to be a high scoring match.
Toss Prediction Tips
Pitch will remain the same throughout the game and taking the dew factor in the account, the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
IPL Prediction Tips
Chennai Super Kings have won three of their matches but Mumbai Indians are much stronger side on paper. Chennai lacks quality pace bowlers on the pitch of Wankhede. Mumbai would have the home advantage. We hope Mumbai Indians to win the match.