MI Vs CSK: Another thrilling contest between the bat and the ball is on the way for the fans in the TATA IPL 2023 season. The yellow Army will take on the Blues for the second time this season.
CSK had lost a game against RR and their match against LSG was washed out. While MI is in good form as they have successfully chased down the 200-plus scores against RR and PBKS.
So this time, the five-time champions side has an edge over the four-time champions team.
Match – TATA IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 49th Match
Day/Date – Saturday, 6th May 2023
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
Toss Time – 3 PM IST and Local, 10 AM GMT
Match Time – 3.30 PM IST and Local, 10.30 AM GMT
TV Channels – Star Sports and Star Gold for Hindi Commentary
Live Streaming Channels – Disney+ Hotstar, JioTV and JioCinema
The five-time champion side Mumbai Indians will face off against the four-time champions, Chennai Super Kings in an afternoon game on Saturday.
Mumbai Indians team has earned ten points while Chennai Super Kings team has got 11 points to their name. If CSK wins this match then they will go to 13 points and again, Dhoni and his men will be the table toppers.
If Rohit and his MI side win this match, then The Blues will get to 12 points which will be the same as the Gujarat Titans team who is the number one team on the current points table.
The bowling has been an issue with the MI team. However, their batters have compensated for that with their fearless approach in batting. The MI batters are in a rich vein of form since the last couple of games.
Still, it won’t be easy to play in Chennai where the ball turns and CSK has three brilliant spinners as well. The Yellow Army too have issues with their fast bowling and their main strength has been the spin of Moen, Jaddu and Theekshana.
CSK’s batters are in decent form and this will be a mouth-watering clash between the two oldest teams of this competition.
Ishan Kishan(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Camron Green, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla and Arshad Khan/Jason Behrendorff.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(c and wk), Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana/Mitchell Santner, RS Hangargekar and Tushar Deshpande.
The two mighty teams, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are part of the Indian Premier League since the inception season of the IPL 2008 edition.
CSK won the first encounter against MI in this season. Overall these two teams have met for 35 matches in all. MI has won 20 games while CSK has 15 wins under their belt.
Here is the list of all the encounters between the two giants of this cash-rich league tournament –
The pitch in MA Chidambaram Stadium will offer a turn. CSK team has three quality spin bowlers while MI has to depend a lot on Piyush Chawla because he is the most experienced spin bowler in their lineup.
The pace bowlers from both teams are expected to do a better job in this game.
Batters – Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and Ruturaj Gaikwad
Bowlers – Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar and Arshad Khan
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja and Camron Green
Wicket-keeper – Ishan Kishan
Vice-captain – Devon Conway
Captain – Ajinkya Rahane