Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indian form one of the biggest Rivalry in Indian Premiere league. In the previous encounter this year, Mumbai Indians had completely outplayed Chennai Super Kings in all departments of the game at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. 

Pitch Conditions 

Venue –   MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai

Spinners will get a lot of help from this pitch. In the previous matches played here, batsmen found it difficult to time the ball against spinners. Team winning the toss will look to field first because batting becomes easy in the second half of the match due to the dew factor. 

Average 1st innings score: 162 runs 

Average 2nd innings score: 155 runs

Weather Conditions

As far as weather conditions are concerned, it will generally be clear with temperature near about 35 degrees Celsius. Humidity will be on the higher side.

IPL Stats at MA Chidambaram

Total matches played: 54

Matches won batting first: 32

Matches won batting second: 21

Team Analysis: Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson’s innings against Sunrisers Hyderabad must has been a big relief for the captain, MS Dhoni. As far as team combination of Chennai is concerned, no changes are expected for this match. Chennai Super Kings is at the top position in the points table with 8 wins in the 11 matches they have played. 

Team Analysis: Mumbai Indians

Talking about the team combination of Mumbai Indians, they might bring left-arm medium pacer, Jason Behrendorff, in place of Australian all-rounder, Ben Cutting. No other changes are expected other than this. Mumbai Indians is at the 3rd spot in the points table with 6 wins in 10 matches they have played.

Here’s Probable Playing XI of both the teams 

                    Chennai Super Kings 

                            Mumbai Indians

MS Dhoni (C & WK)

Rohit Sharma (C)

Shane Watson✈️

Quinton de Kock (WK) ✈️

Faf du Plessis✈️

Suryakumar Yadav

Suresh Raina

Hardik Pandya

Ambati Rayudu

Kieron Pollard✈️

Kedar Jadhav

Krunal Pandya

Dwayne Bravo✈️

Jason Behrendorff✈️

Ravindra Jadeja

Rahul Chahar

Deepak Chahar

Mayank Markande

Harbhajan Singh

Jasprit Bumrah

Imran Tahir✈️

Lasith Malinga✈️

Player to look for-

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis

Mumbai Indiana: Mayank Markande

Head to Head between the teams in IPL

Total matches played -25

Matches won by MI- 14

Matches won by CSK- 11

With 16 points in hand, Chennai’s playoffs chances are almost assured while Mumbai still needs a couple of wins in their rest matches to place themselves among the top 4. However, Chennai hasn’t lost a match in their home ground yet, so, they will like to continue with the same. The rest will depend on time. Let’s see what happens in this mouth-watering contest.

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