On Saturday the 27th match of the IPL will take place between, three time champions Chennai Super Kings and the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Over the 13 editions of the IPL, MI and CSK have generated quite some rivalry. Both teams are known for a strong winning mindset, and matches between MI and CSK are always a delight to watch, especially for the neutral fans.
Super Kings are sitting on top of the points table and are on a five-match winning streak, while Mumbai that is slowly and surely working it’s way into playoff race. Both the teams have won their last match comfortably. However, on Saturday, Mumbai will be on their feet, in particular with their top order is struggling for consistency. Both the eyes will be on the performance of Jasprit Bumrah who has bowled superbly in the last match against Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai pacers will look to get out the CSK openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad, both of them are in brilliant form and they have got runs and gave CSK a good start with their bats.
MI vs CSK: Head-to-Head
Overall Played – 32;
Mumbai Indians– 19;
Chennai Super Kings– 13;
N/R – 0
MI vs CSK: At neutral venues
Played – 15;
Mumbai Indians – 7;
Chennai Super Kings – 8;
In their last five meetings Mumbai has dominated over CSK and won 4 out of their last 5 matches. CSK will try to turn around the stats tonight.
MI vs CSK: Pitch Report
The pitch in Delhi has turned out good for batting scores of over 170 haven’t looked safe for the teams to defend. Bowlers has not gained anything so far from the pitch though one end of the pitch has behaved slow than the other one.
Team batting second will definitely have an advantage. As per the record teams chasing have won two in two.
MI vs CSK: Toss Prediction
Toss will be an important factor for both the teams. The team winning the toss will be try bowling first. As teams have won, last two matches while chasing in this ground.
MI vs CSK: Predicted Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi.
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav/Piyush Chawla, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.