CSK vs MI Preview: ‘Is Rohit empty in the first over?’… Dhoni’s plan is this: Proposed XI team, pitch report!

Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will clash in the 59th league match of the 15th season of the IPL.

Mumbai Indians have lost just 2 of 11 matches and missed out on the play-offs. The Chennai Super Kings have won just 4 of their last 11 matches and missed out on a direct play-off berth. Maybe if they win today, CSK will retain the chance to go to the playoffs on a runrate basis. That, too, is a 10 percent chance.

CSK Mass:

CSK, who faced the Delhi Capitals in the last match, excelled in batting, bowling and fielding. With only Bumra performing well among the Mumbai bowlers, the opening pair of Kanke and Rudraj are still likely to show action today. Cricket critics believe that Ambati Rayudu will be responsible for the score hike today as he is forced to prove his mettle today.

Villain for Rohit:

In terms of bowling, Mukesh Chaudhary’s performance in the last few matches is seen as a good thing. Today, Mukesh Chaudhary is likely to dismiss Rohit Sharma in the first over as he has been batting poorly against left-arm inswing balls. He has dropped Rohit in the first over earlier this season. Thus, there is anticipation over Chaudhry today. Otherwise all the bowlers are bowling well.

Mumbai Strength:

Mumbai Indians batting, on a large scale is not sobering. Action player Ishant Kishan is playing like he is playing in ODIs. Tim David has been playing aggressively in Death Overs only to be comforted. The absence of Suryakumar Yadav is a major setback for Mumbai.

In terms of bowling, Bumra was the standout performer in the last match, taking 5/10 wickets. Still has a chance to show action today. If his co-stars Murugan Aswin and Kumar Karthikeyan continue to perform well today, CSK could face a major crisis.

Pitch Report:

In the last match played at Wankhede Stadium, RCB won the toss and elected to bat, adding 192/3 and beating Sunrisers by only 125/10. Thus, the team that wins the toss today is considered to have a better chance of winning if they choose to bat. Likewise, the team that wins the toss has the opportunity to choose bowling as usual. Thus, today’s toss has generated great anticipation.

Proposed XI Team:

CSK: Rudraj Kejriwal, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Shivam Dubey, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Moin Ali, Twain Bravo, Mahesh Deekshana, Samarjit Singh, Mukesh Chaudhary.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Ishant Kishan, Tilak Verma, Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Kieran Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Aswin, Kumar Karthikeya, Jaspreet Bumra, Riley Meredith.