MI vs CSK : Match Preview
Today’s second match in IPL 2023 season is Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK). About MI, they have played only a single match so far in which they lost to RCB which MI lost by 8 wickets. The top order failed to put runs on board with skipper Rohit Sharma’s poor performance. The star batsman for MI was Tilak Varma who scored fantastic 84 (not out) off 46 balls which helped MI to achieve a respectable score of 171/7.
On bowling front, the attack of MI was completely shattered by the opposite team that they achieved the target in just 17th over. Except Arshad Khan and Cameroon Green, no bowler could manage to take even a single wicket.
Talking about CSK, the team lost their first game against last season’s title holders GT whereas won the second one against LSG.
The batting line up seems pretty strong with Ruturaj Gaikwad already leading the race for Orange cap by scoring 195 in last two matches.
The bowling front had been concern for CSK specially during the last match where 18 extra runs were given away to the opponents for which the skipper had been given a second warning by BCCI.
Out of the total 34 head to heads, MI won 20 matches whereas 14 were won by CSK.
MI vs CSK : Match Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date : Saturday, April 8, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
MI vs CSK : Pitch Report
This pitch is favourable for batters. The pitch not only hard but flat as well along with a quick outfield. Therefore, both the teams are expected to put a high score on the board since the batting line-ups for both are strong. The pitch aids pacers with good pace and swing as dew factor plays key role.
The toss winning captain would prefer to bowl first as traditionally, the chasing team wins at the Wankhede.
MI vs CSK : Team Prediction
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Rohit Sharma (C)
Ishan Kishan (WK)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
MS Dhoni (C/WK)
MI vs CSK : Prediction for Best Performance
Gaikwad has already scored 149 runs on the first two games. He scored 92 off 50 balls in the first match against GT and 57 off 31 balls in the second match against LSG with a strike rate of 184. Since he’s already flying ahead as the leading run scorer, he seems the best pick for the batter of the day.
In the first match against RCB, Archer’s performance wasn’t good enough for MI to ensure its win. He bowled four overs and gave away 33 runs without any wicket. But it’s too early doubt his impact in the upcoming game. He can prove instrumental on the hard pitch as the Wankhede pitch aids pacers in swing with a new ball.
Today’s Match Prediction
Chennai Super Kings likely to win the match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.