Chennai Super Kings will take Mumbai Indians today at Sharjah cricket stadium. The rivalry between these two teams is perhaps the most followed in the Indian Premier League. The two sides have always wanted to prove their presence over the other team and it isn’t going to be different this time as well.
Chennai Super Kings need a win to have any chance of keeping their playoffs hopes alive. The Yellow Army are placed eighth in the table. All in all, CSK is still one of the better teams in the tournament, but only on paper.
Mumbai Indians lost their last game in super over and will be looking to take one more step to the playoffs. Mumbai Indians are perhaps the best-balanced team in the tournament and are sitting pretty in the top half of the tournament even without playing their best cricket.
Possible Starting Eleven:
Chennai Super Kings:
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla/R Sai Kishore and Josh Hazlewood.
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Shardul Thakur
The pitch in Sharjah, without a doubt, has helped the batters. However, the scores have started to come down a wee bit in the last few games. The spinners have had their say and been able to restrict the opposition.
Toss winning captian will like to bat first.
First innings score prediction:
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2020 is 201 runs.
Head to Head:
CSK won- 13
MI won- 18
Chennai Super Kings: 45%
Mumbai Indians: 55%
Bet365: MI – 1.70, CSK – 2.00
Bet365: MI – 1.72, CSK – 1.95