The Mumbai Indians are all set to face the Chennai Super Kings in Match 33 of IPL 2022 in what is going to be a top-notch encounter. The rivalry between the two sides is nothing new to IPL fans with these sides having met each other on several occasions in the past and providing us all with wonderful cricketing encounters in the past. Both the sides however have had a lean patch so far in this season’s IPL and sit at the bottom two positions in the points table presently.
While Chennai has managed only one victory in 6 matches played so far, on the other hand, Mumbai Indians are yet to win a game even after having played 6 matches. So both the teams will be looking to bring an end to their miseries and bag two crucial points in the upcoming match with a convincing victory.
- Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 33, IPL 2022
- Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
- Date & Time: 21st April, 7:30 PM
Mumbai Indians: Analysis
Gameplan: Having lost all the 6 games that they’ve played so far this season, nothing seems to be going Mumbai Indians’ way in this campaign. In spite of having tried every possible thing the team just hasn’t seemed to be able to bring out any positive impact on its game and thus has had to succumb to defeat on each occasion. Another loss hereon will possibly be an end to their hopes of finishing top 4 by the end of the game ague stages.
The poor form of the skipper, Rohit Sharma at the top of the order has been a big concern for the team, while the bowlers too have been highly inconsistent conceding 190+ scores on a regular basis. The inability to pick wickets and leak runs has hurt the team a lot. The team management will hope the in form batters like young Brevis and Suryakumar Yadav to go big in the upcoming match and findable assistance from the bowlers so that the team can initiate a turnaround immediately.
Possible Playing XI:- Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, M Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills/Riley Meredith.
Chennai Super Kings: Analysis
Gameplan: With one victory in six games, Chennai Super Kings sit at the ninth position in the points table at the moment. The only good game they had was vs Bangalore where the batters and bowlers combined pretty well to hand their side a convincing win. The batters Ave overall delivered quality performances more often but none of it has really been able to take the team over the line on the majority of occasions.
A good form of former players like Uthappa and Rayudu will possibly provide a bit of strength to the batting lineup. The bowlers too have been doing considerably well in presence of Dwayne Bravo and Ravi Jadeja. The return to form of a certain Ruturaj Gaikwad shall be boosting the confidence of the side to a great extent in the upcoming matches hereon.
Possible Playing XI:- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (Captain), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan / Adam Milne / Dwayne Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.
MI vs CSK: Probable Top Performers
Possible best batsman of the match – Ruturaj Gaikwad
With a breezy 73 run knock in the last game Ruturaj Gaikwad has well and truly announced his being back to form. His good performance with the bat has always been of great use to his side.
The fact that he hadn’t been at his best before the last game vs Gujarat was the major reason of his team’s below averag performance. Another good contribution with the bat shall obviously be expected by him from the team management in the upcoming crunch game vs Mumbai Indians.
Possible best bowler of the match- Jasprit Bumrah
With his quality spells under pressure, Jasprit Bumrah has always been a key to his side in the IPL. In spite of being in a spot of bother at the moment, the team will be looking up to its talisman to once again deliver a quality bowling performance in the upcoming match vs CSK. A match-winning contribution from the Yorker king will play a key role in Mumbai Indians’ come back into this season in case they are able to initiate one.
MI vs CSK: Head to Head stats
Mumbai Indians have an upper hand over Chennai in terms of wins in overall matches played between the two sides in IPL so far. Mumbai has won 19 out of the 32 matches they’ve played so far against Chennai while the yellow army has managed to win 13 games.
MI vs CSK: Winning Prediction
Match predictions – Mumbai Indians to win the match
Based on the current situation and form, availability of players on both sides, we’ve felt that the Mumbai Indians will beat CSK in the classic encounter tomorrow. Mumbai though is the only side who’s yet to register a win this season, will be looking to go fearless in tomorrow’s game and play their natural game.
Banking on highly class batters like Suryakumar Yadav and Dewald Brevis they hopefully will be delivering a commendable performance with the bat. The bowlers hopefully too assist the batters in choking the opposition. All the plans being executed properly would henceforth provide Mumbai with a much more important first victory of this campaign of theirs.