Mumbai vs Chennai, 29th Match IPL 2024 Preview

Mumbai vs Chennai

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) —  the upcoming 29th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is the most awaited high voltage contest between the two cricketing giants.

For the first time in the past 10 years, cricket masterminds Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni will be competing against each other as former team captains. It would be interesting to watch the HITMAN (Rohit Sharma) and THALA (MS Dhoni) once again on the field together after a long time. Also, it is a new era for both MI and CSK playing under new skippers.

In this preview, we will find out the head-to-head stats and the performance analysis of both teams in the ongoing season of IPL 2024 that help to predict which team will continue their winning momentum. Also, forming the list of probable playing XI and impact players of both teams would be really exciting.

Most importantly, you need to know the weather and pitch conditions on the home ground of Mumbai Indians and the possible decision of both teams’ skippers after winning the toss.

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Schedule, Venue and Timings 

Once again the Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings rivalry is all set to resume, and you need to know the schedule, venue and timings to catch the live action of the match:

Date and Day14th April 2024  (Sunday)
VenueWankhede Stadium (Mumbai)
Seating Capacity33,100
Timings07:30 pm  IST

Mumbai vs Chennai 29th Match IPL 2024: Weather Forecast

Here is a piece of good news for all cricket fans- the upcoming match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will witness a complete 20-over game under clear weather conditions based on the latest forecast reports as tabulated below:

Expected temperature during the match25°C to 28°C
Cloud CoverClear Sky
Wind Speed22 km/h
Chances of RainNIL
Humidity in Air75%

Performance Analysis in IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Reviewing the performance of both teams helps you to understand how Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are desperate to win the forthcoming 29th match of IPL 2024:

1. Mumbai Indians (MI): 7th Position ( 4 points with -0.073 NRR)

After facing three consecutive losses in the initial stages of the IPL 2024, the Mumbai Indians are back in the hunt by securing back-to-back massive victories against the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). Also, MI have lost only 1 out of 3 matches in IPL 2024 that were played on their home ground.

Especially, the inclusion of Romario Shepherd and Suryakumar Yadav has bolstered the batting lineup.

However, the strongest opening pair of MI namely Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma help to provide a blistering start by smashing huge runs in the powerplay overs.

Similarly, Jasprit Bumrah has been a core pacer for his team and became the first bowler of IPL 2024 to achieve a 5-wicket haul in his previous match against RCB.

2. Chennai Super Kings (CSK): 3rd Position ( 6 points with +0.666)

Despite having a decent start to the IPL 2024 campaign with two initial victories, the Chennai Super Kings suffered two consecutive losses against the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). However, a 7-wicket victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders makes them still rank at the 3rd position in the IPL 2024 points table.

Compared to the previous matches, the CSK batting performance has improved and MS Dhoni’s promotion in the batting order would prove crucial for CSK’s success in the upcoming matches of the continuing season.

Head-to-Head Stats in IPL: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 

Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have locked horns against each other in 36 matches of the Indian Premier League and several interesting stats are tabulated below:

Total Matches Played36
Matches Won by MI20
Matches Won by CSK16
Highest score by MI219-6 in 20 overs (IPL 2021)
Lowest score by MI136-8 in 20 overs ( IPL 2021)
Highest score by CSK218-4 in 20 overs ( IPL 2021)
Lowest score by CSK79-10 in 15.2 overs (IPL 2013)
MI winnings batting first10
MI winnings batting second10
CSK winnings batting first6
CSK winnings batting second10

The above stats show MI’s domination against CSK over these years, winning a majority of 20 matches. Despite CSK posting one of their highest totals of 218 in 20 overs, MI’s batters successfully chased the target against the powerful bowling attack of the Yellow Army.

Interestingly, MI and CSK faced each other in the IPL finals four times, which is the highest number of clashes between any two teams in the concluding stages of the tournament and the results are shown below:

YearResultWinning CaptainRunner-Up Captain
2010CSK won by 22 runsMS DhoniSachin Tendulkar
2013MI won by 23 runsRohit SharmaMS Dhoni
2015MI won by 41 runsRohit SharmaMS Dhoni
2019MI won by 1 runRohit SharmaMS Dhoni

Furthermore, let us delve deeper into the head-to-head stats of MI vs CSK at Wankhede Stadium:

Total Matches Played11
Matches Won by MI7
Matches Won by CSK4
MI winnings batting first4
MI winnings batting second3
CSK winnings batting first0
CSK winnings batting second4

Probable Playing XI and Impact Players List: Mumbai vs Chennai IPL 2024

Consider a scenario filled with excitement if the below list of probable playing XI and impact players exactly coincide during the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

Possible Playing XI of Mumbai Indians (MI):

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

Expected Impact Players List of Mumbai Indians (CSK):

  1. Suryakumar Yadav
  2. Dewald Brevis
  3. Naman Dhir
  4. Nehal Wadhera
  5. Harvik Desai

Possible Playing XI of Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain)
  2. Rachin Ravindra
  3. Ajinkya Rahane
  4. Daryl Mitchell
  5. Sameer Rizvi
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper)
  8. Shardul Thakur
  9. Mustafizur Rahman
  10. Tushar Deshpande
  11. Maheesh Theekshana

Expected Impact  Players List of Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

  1. Shivam Dube
  2. Moeen Ali
  3. Shaik Rasheed
  4. Mitchell Santner
  5. Nishant Sindhu

Toss Outcome and Pitch Conditions: MI vs CSK IPL 2024

The batting-friendly pitch conditions on the Wankhede Stadium motivate Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya to bat first after winning the toss. Teams batting first in Mumbai have the advantage of posting huge totals against the opposition. On the other side, the Chennai Super Kings skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad would decide to bowl first after winning the toss. This is because CSK has never won any match at Wankhede batting first as MI have proved to be the chase masters at their home ground.

You can expect a high-scoring thriller game as both the teams with their powerful batting lineup can score more than 190–200 runs.

MI vs CSK IPL 2024  29th Match Winner Prediction

The Mumbai Indians will be aiming to enhance their chances of winning their 3rd match of IPL 2024 against the arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings to position themselves higher in the standings of the points table.  On the other side, the Chennai Super Kings wouldn’t take the opportunity of losing their 3rd game of the tournament. 

Fans are eager to watch if Mumbai Indians can achieve a hattrick of wins on their home ground or if Chennai Super Kings spoil their party to claim the top two positions in the points table.

Overall, the chances of MI winning the match are higher if they bat first, whereas the 2nd batting for CSK would prove to be more favourable.

Moreover, it remains to be seen if CSK can break the jinx of losing matches at Wankhede after batting first. Ultimately, this Sunday is going to be the perfect feast for all cricket fans to experience another action thriller match of IPL 2024 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings