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IPL 2024: MI vs CSK – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 

In the 29th match of the 2024 IPL at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Indians (MI) will compete against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Rohit Sharma and Shardul Thakur Image Credits CSK Twitter IPL 2024: MI vs CSK – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 
Rohit Sharma and Shardul Thakur, Image Credits- CSK Twitter

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MI vs CSK: Match Preview

MI’s quest for their inaugural victory this season concluded with a triumph over the Delhi Capitals by 29 runs. They carried this momentum into their recent encounter with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, securing a seven-wicket victory, marking their second win of the season.

Meanwhile, reigning champions CSK are riding high after defeating the Kolkata Knight Riders. Led by Ruturaj Gaigwad, CSK currently holds the third position in the points table with six points. As they prepare to face their arch-rival Mumbai Indians, CSK aims to deliver a strong performance on the field.

This match holds significance as it marks a departure from the traditional rivalry between Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni, with Hardik Pandya and Ruturaj Gaikwad assuming leadership roles for their respective teams. This shift prompts speculation about the dynamics of this renewed rivalry.

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CSK faces a challenge away from home, having suffered two consecutive losses on the road. Can they replicate their home form in unfamiliar territories, starting with the encounter against Mumbai?

Stephen Fleming Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo Image Credits CSK Twitter IPL 2024: MI vs CSK – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 
Stephen Fleming, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, Image Credits- CSK Twitter

Mumbai, on the other hand, has showcased resilience with back-to-back victories following a string of defeats. Their batting lineup, boasting a strike rate of over 147 for the top six batters, has been instrumental in their recent successes. However, concerns linger over their bowling unit, apart from Jasprit Bumrah, with leaks in runs particularly evident in the death overs.

Both teams will look to address their bowling vulnerabilities. With uncertainties surrounding key players’ availability, CSK relies on Mustafizur Rahman and Deepak Chahar to counter Mumbai’s formidable batting lineup, especially on a surface conducive to seam bowling.

MI vs CSK: Pitch Report & Conditions

Wankhede Stadium is renowned for its batsman-friendly characteristics. The pitch maintains its consistency throughout the match, offering ample opportunities for run-scoring due to its short boundaries. Additionally, the presence of dew tends to favor the team batting second, making chasing a preferable option for the toss-winning side.

In the recent past, the venue has earned the reputation of being a “chasing ground,” as evidenced by two out of three matches in this IPL being won by teams batting second. Following a low-scoring opener where Rajasthan Royals successfully chased down 126, Wankhede transformed into a batting paradise, witnessing a total of 834 runs scored in the subsequent two games. Another high-scoring encounter is anticipated on Sunday. Moreover, the pitch traditionally provides assistance to pacers, adding an extra dimension to the game.

MI vs CSK: Head-to-head

  • Matches Played: 38
  • Mumbai Indians won: 21
  • Chennai Super Kings won: 17
  • No Result: 0
  • First Played: 22 April 2008
  • Last Played: 06 May 2023
Ishan Kishan and Shardul Thakur Image Credits CSK Twitter IPL 2024: MI vs CSK – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 
Ishan Kishan and Shardul Thakur, Image Credits- CSK Twitter

MI vs CSK: Team News and Impact Player Strategy

Mumbai Indians

In their previous match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians made a strategic substitution, bringing in Shreyas Gopal as the replacement for Piyush Chawla. For the upcoming match, the presence of a fit and in-form Suryakumar Yadav could significantly impact their strategy. He might be utilized as an Impact Player, potentially replacing fast bowler Akash Madhwal.

Predicted XII:

  1. Ishan Kishan (wk)
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. Hardik Pandya (capt)
  5. Tilak Varma
  6. Tim David
  7. Mohammad Nabi
  8. Romario Shepherd
  9. Shreyas Gopal
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Gerald Coetzee
  12. Akash Madhwal

Chennai Super Kings

Ahead of their previous game against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Matheesha Pathirana participated in bowling practice but was held back as a precautionary measure. Coach Stephen Fleming remains optimistic about the return of their death-bowling specialist for Sunday’s match or the upcoming clash against the Lucknow Super Giants on Friday. Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman, who temporarily left for home to address visa-related issues, rejoined the XI at Chepauk. Additionally, Chahar was sidelined in the previous match due to a minor injury but could make a comeback against Mumbai if deemed fit.

Predicted XII:

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad (capt)
  2. Rachin Ravindra
  3. Ajinkya Rahane
  4. Shivam Dube
  5. Daryl Mitchell
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. Sameer Rizvi
  8. MS Dhoni (wk)
  9. Deepak Chahar
  10. Tushar Deshpande
  11. Matheesha Pathirana/Maheesh Theekshana
  12. Mustafizur Rahman
Tilak Verma Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane Image Credits CSK Twitter IPL 2024: MI vs CSK – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 
Tilak Verma, Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane, Image Credits- CSK Twitter

MI vs CSK: Match Prediction

Scenario 1:

  • Mumbai Indians win the toss and bowl
  • Power Play score: 45-55
  • First Innings Score: 185-195
  • Prediction: Mumbai Indians win the match

Scenario 2:

  • Chennai Super Kings win the toss and bowl
  • Power Play score: 55-65
  • First Innings Score: 195-205
  • Prediction: Mumbai Indians win the match

MI vs CSK: Dream 11 Fantasy Prediction

Team 1:

  • Keeper: Ishan Kishan
  • Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rachin Ravindra (vc), Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma
  • All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya
  • Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

Team 2:

  • Keeper: Ishan Kishan
  • Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rachin Ravindra (c), Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Daryl Mitchell
  • Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Mustafizur Rahman
Mumbai Indians Batter Surya Kumar Yadav on their star bowler Jasprit Bumrah Image Credits MI Twitter IPL 2024: MI vs CSK – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 
Mumbai Indians Batter Surya Kumar Yadav on their star bowler Jasprit Bumrah, Image Credits- MI Twitter

When and Where to Watch the Match: Streaming & Broadcast Details

What: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL 2024

When: 7:30 PM IST, Saturday – April 14

Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Where to watch MI vs CSK Live Streaming: JioCinema app for FREE

Where to watch MI vs CSK Live Telecast: Star Sports

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