Tata IPL 2023 CSK vs MI | 49th Match Preview & Stats

Tata IPL 2023 CSK vs MI

CSK vs MI match is going to be held on 6th May, Saturday at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. All Dhoni fans are ready to witness their “Thala” hit big sixes. Conversely, ‘Hitman’ and his young squad are all set for the match against the four-times champions.

However, in this article, you will get all the details about the teams, like, the previews, predicted playing team, key players, weather and pitch reports, head to head records and finally, the match prediction.

Tata IPL 2023 CSK vs MI Team preview:

Chennai Super Kings:

CSK will return to Chepauk to take on MI as they search for a win to stay ahead in the race to playoffs. A win here would take them to number one in the points table.

MI is coming here after two consecutive wins courtesy of their brilliant batting performance. CSK lost to Punjab in their last home game, defending a 200-run total. Chennai Super Kings need their bowlers to find rhythm in an all-important match at home.

Mumbai Indians:

MI are at number 6 with 10 points from nine matches. They are tied with Rajasthan and Bangalore. A win here can push them to number 4 in the table and well on their way to the playoffs. The road to the final is more challenging, though. The batters are enjoying a good score of form and some good batting wickets.

However, that may only sometimes be the case. The bowlers need to get ready and deliver an improved performance if Mumbai Indians are to clinch their 6th IPL title this year. They have a strong chance of beating Chennai Super Kings in Chennai should the toss go Mumbai’s way.

Tata IPL 2023 CSK vs MI Predicted playing 11:

Chennai Super Kings:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Deepak Chahar, Mahesh Theekshana

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Ishan Kishan (wk), Piyush Chawla, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan

Tata IPL 2023 CSK vs MI Key players:

Chennai Super Kings:

Chahar found movement with the new ball. But his main challenge would be to deliver at this pitch in Chennai. He was expensive even on the Lucknow, where the batters struggled to make at a decent strike rate. Jadeja, Theekshana, and Moeen Ali were all impressive against LSG.

There are in-form batters in Chennai as well. Gaikwad, Dube, and Conway are in good touch, while Rahane has rediscovered himself in the yellow jersey. The top-order of Chennai has scored the majority of runs this season for their team. Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja have come to the pitch only in the death overs with few balls remaining. However, Shivam Dube and Jadeja is the key player for CSK in the next match of CSK vs MI.

Mumbai Indians:

MI must avoid over-dependence on their batters to chase down 200+ in every game. Green, Surya, Tim David, and Tilak Verma are the key batters for Mumbai. Jofra Archer bowled many slower deliveries in the last game and scored 56 runs.

It can be because of his return from injury that he is not ready to go full pace, considering the Ashes are around the corner. Piyush Chawla is Mumbai’s best bet in the bowling department. He can be the key bowler for the CSK vs MI Day. Aksah Madhwal, in spite of being expensive, looked promising with his performance to deliver the Yorkers and a boundaryless 20th over.

Tata IPL 2023 CSK vs MI Weather & Pitch report:

MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is the CSK vs MI match venue. It is a batting-friendly ground that can also assist the spin bowlers. While it has been beneficial to bat on this wicket for the majority, there has also been a low-scoring game. There would be scattered thunderstorms on the day of the match with a temperature of 32 degrees Celsius.

The home crowd for Chennai will be rallying behind MSD and co. If the pitch also helps the spinner, CSK would certainly enjoy the home advantage in this match. The average 1st innings score here has been 175 runs this season. PBKS chased down a 20-run target in the last match played at this venue.

Tata IPL 2023 CSK vs MI Head to Head

Matches Played – 35

Chennai Super Kings – 15

Mumbai Indians – 20

Tata IPL 2023 CSK vs MI Match prediction:

However, both teams are ready and well-prepared with their best batting and bowling strategies. Dhoni’s CSK is confident enough with their performance, whereas Mumbai needs clarification with the bowling lineup. So, I think it might be a tough challenge for Mumbai Indians to face Chennai at home. CSK vs MI match will be a head-to-head one, but I still say Chennai will win.