Prematch Analysis of MI vs CSK: The Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings in the 33rd match of the IPL 2022 on Thursday at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.
MI is the tournament’s lone squad that has yet to win a game. In their previous match, they were defeated by Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs after failing to chase down a 200-run target. CSK, on the other hand, won their first match of the season following a dominant batting performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In the preceding match, though, their bowlers failed to protect the total against Gujarat Titans. GT won the match by 3 wickets after chasing a goal of 170 runs in 19.5 overs.
In this encounter, both MI and CSK will be expecting an improved showing from their bowling units.
Full squad detail
CSK: Ravindra Jadeja (captain), MS Dhoni (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorious, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Tushar Deshpande, Deepak Chahar (injured), Adam Milne, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, KM Asif, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma, Hari Nishanth, Subranshu Senapati
MI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David, Jaydev Unadkat, Tymal Mills, Jofra Archer (unavailable & injured), Riley Meredith, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Basil Thampi, Anmolpreet Singh, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Aryan Juyal (wk), Arjun Tendulkar, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Sanjay Yadav, Arshad Khan.
Playing 11 of CSK vs MI
CSK: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Robin Uthappa, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Shivam Dube, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja (Captain), 8 Dwayne Bravo, 9 Chris Jordan / Adam Milne / Dwayne Pretorius, 10 Maheesh Theekshana, 11 Mukesh Choudhary.
MI: 1 Ishan Kishan, 2 Rohit Sharma (Captain), 3 Dewald Brevis, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Tilak Varma, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Fabien Allen, 8 Jaydev Unadkat, 9 M Ashwin, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Tymal Mills/Riley Meredith.
Pitch Report CSK vs MI
In 5 of the 11 matches played at this venue, the teams batting first have been successful in defending the score. As a result, the winning the toss and bowling first strategy may not work in this match.
The batters did manage to put up a solid total in the most recent encounter between RCB and LSG, but the bowlers had a lot of help throughout the game. Pacers should have a good time bowling here because the pitch has provided them with adequate bounce and pace in recent matches.
Despite missing the first two games, Suryakumar Yadav is the Mumbai Indians’ leading run-scorer. He has two half-centuries in four matches and is the backbone of MI’s middle order.
In each of the four innings, he has scored more than 30 runs, and he could exploit CSK’s poor bowling line-up in this encounter.
For the first time in this edition, Robin Uthappa was dismissed for a single-digit score in the final match. Uthappa has two half-centuries, one of which came against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He is CSK’s second-highest run-scorer in the tournament, and he will be hoping to keep his fine form going in this encounter.
Conclusion: CSK is way ahead of MI to win the game ahead of today’s match.