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CSK vs MI: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream11 Team for Match 49 of IPL 2023

​Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, The 2 most Iconic Successful and Best teams of the IPL the 2 teams whose contests lead to the ElClásico of Cricket. The vibes and hype for the game have started building as it’s the most anticipated game of the Tournament As we move toward the Business end of the tournament teams will Look to get in a strong position as the 6th-placed team(MI) of the tournament is also placed with 10 points this time.

Chennai needs to win at least 3 matches out of their next 4 to confirm the Playoffs spot whereas Mumbai needs 3 wins in the next 5 games to confirm the playoffs spot.

Team Preview

Chennai Super Kings

CSK has a lot of pressure of winning the contest as in their last 3 encounters they haven’t won a single one and it includes an N/R match which could have been a possible win for them. CSK’s batting has been firing really well but the bowling depth needs to be looked after as they don’t have any reliable Options apart from Theekshana and Pathirana, Deshpande has been taking wickets but is way too expensive as this is not expected from the person who is holding the purple cap. Devon Conway will be again a key with Gaikwad and Rahane/Dube combo in the middle and a quickfire finish from Dhoni will be expected again.

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians are in comparatively Better Conditions as they have to win 3 matches from the next 5 but they have to face tougher oppositions comparatively. Mumbai’s Biggest concern is their Bowling and Their Captains form as rohit showed some hint of form through the midway of the tournament but again in the last 3 innings has scored 3 single-digit Scores the captain will look to bat long. Apart from Rohit’s form Mumbai’s bowling has been their biggest concern as they have conceded 4 consecutive 200 scores in the IPL which has happened for the First Time. Jofra Archer has been the worst bowler for Mumbai this season, to be honest, and Mumbai will need him to step up at the right time now.

Pitch Report

This match will be played in Chennai’s Den MA. Chidambaram (Chepauk) Stadium where they are demi-gods but their record against Mumbai isn’t impressive comparatively. The Pitch has been good for batting this season but we can accept some turns here as it is a day game and Chennai has lost 2 matches in their home so they might go back to their traditional surface ( slow and dry )

  • Total matches – 71
  • Matches won batting 1st – 43
  • Matches won batting second – 28
  • Average score – 160
  • Average score batting 1st – 163

Probable Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings: Rituraj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Mahesh Theekshana

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(C), Ishan Kishan(wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Arshad Khan, N Wadhera, Kumar Kartikeya, Jofra Archer

Players to Watch Out For

Devon Conway: Devon Conway will be a huge asset for CSK as he has scored 5 50s in the last 7 innings he has played in. A terrific accumulator who plays with a very healthy High strike also will be key in the slowish wicket of Cheapuk.

Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma, Probably the name that strikes first into your mind in the opposition camp. Rohit has been coming with 3 low scores off late he will look to score big here. His past scores in the venue have been 63 and 65.

Piyush Chawla: Man has been the most surprising performer of this IPL. Chawala has performed on par with Rashid Khan this season at the age of 35 nearly. No one expected this one of the most successful spinners to turn on this stage of his career. He will be key here.

Mahesh Theekshana: The spin wizard of sri lanka and CSK will look to change the course of the game with the wickets at the top as he bowls in every phase. He has been very successful for CSK overall and will look to do more damage through his sharp accuracy and variations.

CSK vs MI Dream11 Team

Note: This is not our final Dream11 Team as we are not aware of the Toss Result/Final Playing XI of both teams at this moment.

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Arjun Gurudwan
Arjun Gurudwan
Arjun , A Cricket enthusiast , student in high school , student of life

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