IPL 2023 Match 49 Prediction (CSK vs MI) : Can wounded CSK hit back at striding MI? Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Today’s contest of IPL 2023 is Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians (CSK vs MI). The host CSK has not performed up to the mark in recent matches which they lost against PBKS and RR. Currently, the team is positioned 3rd in the IPL standings thanks to rains in the last match that got them one point and the match getting abandoned. This makes it all the more important for them to win the match.

MI on the other hand, is on a winning streak with 2 wins back-to-back against RR and PBKS. These wins have helped them become the only team in IPL history to successfully chase targets of 200+ in consecutive games. So definitely their confidence is on a higher level for the upcoming game. 

CSK vs MI : Match Details

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Date: Saturday, 6th May 2023

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Watch Live on: Star Sports Network & JioCinema

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

CSK vs MI : Pitch Report

Chepauk’s pitch is highly supportive of spinners as it is both flat and dry. As the match progresses, the pitch starts to open which is helpful for slow bowlers specially in the latter part of the innings. Therefore, batters have to put extra efforts to score runs here. Any score above 180 should be a competitive one. A total of 71 matches have been played on this pitch out of which, 44 have been won by the team batting first whereas, 27 by the chasing team. The toss-winning captain should bat first.

CSK vs MI: Head to Head

Both teams have faced each other 35 times in IPL history out of which MI has won 20 times whereas CSK has won 15 times. 

CSK vs MI Head to Head

CSK vs MI : Team XI Prediction

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Devon Conway
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Moeen Ali
  • Shivam Dube
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • MS Dhoni (c & wk)
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Matheesha Pathirana
  • Tushar Deshpande
  • Maheesh Theekshana

Mumbai Indians (MI)

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Ishan Kishan (wk)
  • Cameron Green
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Tilak Varma
  • Tim David
  • Nehal Wadhera
  • Jofra Archer
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Kumar Kartikeya
  • Arshad Khan

CSK vs MI : Best Performers’ Prediction

Best Batsman

Devon Conway

The ace CSK batsman is at his best during this season. Having already scored 414 runs in last 10 matches, he is ranked 3rd among the top 5 batsman in Orange Cap standings. Currently, he is the leading scorer from his team with a brilliant batting average of 59.14 and a splendid strike rate of 144.25. In his last match against PBKS, Conway smashed a whooping 92 runs off 52 balls making him the Man of the Match. He is expected to continue his show in the upcoming match as well. So he is the best pick for Batsman of the Day! 

Best Bowler

Piyush Chawla

The 34-year-old leg spinner is currently 5th among the top 5 wicket takers this season with 15 wickets to his credit in 9 matches with a superb economy rate of 7.29. In the last match against PBKS, the leg-spinner had a decent spell of 2/29 which was crucial in controlling the opponent’s batsman on the batting pitch. Since the pitch of the upcoming match is also favourable for spinners, he is expected to have an outstanding spell. So he is the best bet for the bowler of the Day!

CSK vs MI : Today’s Match Winner Prediction

Mumbai Indians is likely to win the clash.

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.

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