Not many people would have predicted that Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians would be the two lowest-placed teams on the ladder, let alone both. Three of the most successful teams in tournament history are languishing at the bottom of the standings, with one of them having already been eliminated. Two teams in the tournament, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, are hanging on by a thread.
The Chennai Super Kings will face their arch-rivals, the Mumbai Indians, in the next round of the competition. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) will face off in a match that is critical to both teams, albeit for different reasons.
The Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Mumbai, will host the match between the two teams on May 12th, 2022.
CSK vs MI Team Previews
Chennai Super Kings
As a result of their previous match against Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings enjoyed their best night of the tournament. During the post-match presentation ceremony, even MS Dhoni said they played a perfect game. In spite of this performance, CSK will keep their hopes up because it is still possible for them to make the playoffs. They will be hoping for a victory in this match to help their cause, and that is what they will be doing.
After their last win, Chennai Super Kings climbed to eighth place, but Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Mumbai Indians to move them into ninth place. If they win this game, they may move up to sixth place for the time being, depending on their current standing. On top of that, they’re hoping for some good fortune in the upcoming games, which would put Chennai Super Kings right back in contention.
The last few games for Chennai Super Kings have shown a lot of improvement for the team. Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad, their opening pair, are capable of fending off both pacers and seamers. They’ve been playing so well lately that the loss of Ravi Jadeja hasn’t been felt much. Simarjeet Singh and Mukesh Chaudhary have both bowled superbly for the team. It is expected that they will keep batsmen on their toes in the powerplay in this upcoming match, too.
With pitches slowing and their bowlers doing well, Chennai Super Kings appear to have a perfectly balanced team. Chennai Super Kings can make good use of the conditions thanks to Maheesh Theekshana and Moeen Ali, both of whom have contributed well with the ball. Ravi Jadeja’s ball skills, which he displayed in his most recent two appearances, may be an issue for them.
However, Chennai Super Kings’ plans for the tournament have been severely hindered by a number of injuries. In general, Chennai Super Kings appear to be well-prepared for both halves of the game. As conditions begin to deteriorate, if they can continue to play to their strengths in this upcoming match as well, they will be an extremely difficult team to beat.
Chennai Super Kings Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa/Ravi Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary.
Just when Mumbai Indians appeared to be gaining momentum, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated them by a score of 52 runs, despite some heroics on the part of the individual players. It doesn’t matter much to them in terms of playoff scenarios because they’ve already been eliminated from contention. For the sake of pride and chink in their armour, they’d prefer to win this match against arch-rivals.
The Mumbai Indians are currently last in the points standings after only four wins in eleven games. Even if they win all of their remaining matches, they will still only have ten points, which isn’t going to be enough for them. They also have a net run rate of -0.894, which shows how terrible they have been in every aspect of the game.
Mumbai Indians may be looking ahead to the next tournament now that the tournament is over. Tristan Stubbs has been brought in as a result of that reasoning, and he may be called up to the first team in the near future. It’s possible that Dewald Brevis will be called up to replace Suryakumar Yadav as the team’s one-down linebacker.
It’s possible they’ll use their domestic bowling contingent one more time to see what they have to offer next season. In the absence of Riley Meredith, Basil Thampi can fill in. They may also opt to replace Kieron Pollard, who has been struggling, with a specialist batsman.
In the grand scheme of things, the Mumbai Indians are still a formidable force. This team has some match-winners at their disposal, but they were hindered by a poor auction and injuries to some of their most important players at the wrong time. This high-flying Chennai Super Kings team would require them to be at their absolute best in order for them to have any chance of winning.
Mumbai Indians Playing 11
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith/Fabian Allen.
CSK VS MI BETTING TIPS
Even though this is one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament, it is one of the least significant. Because Mumbai Indians are already out and Chennai Super Kings have a slim chance of qualifying, the outcome of this game will have little impact on either side. As a result, Chennai Super Kings will be motivated to perform well in order to remain in contention. When the Mumbai Indians take the field for the sake of honour, they could be at their most dangerous. Chennai Super Kings appear to be the better team based on recent results and their respective on-paper lineups. The conditions are starting to work in their favour, and a bet on the Chennai Super Kings to win is the best option.