After kick-starting IPL 2018 with an enthralling last ball contest, CHE and MUM will again lock horns in the 27th match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM Local.
Both the teams faced each other in the season-opener which was won by Chennai Super Kings by 1 wicket. The in-form Chennai has won 5 games in 6 matches since then and currently tops the points table.
On the contrary, Mumbai has succeeded in registering just 1 win in 6 matches and is placed second-last in the points table. Also, this is a must-win game for Mumbai if they wish to play the playoff.
We have provided the CHE vs MUM Dream11 team below.
CSK- W, L, W, W, W
MI- L, L, W, L, L
Chennai Super Kings have won three games in a row and the whole team is performing as a unit. However, place of Harbhajan Singh and Sam Billings looks a bit uncertain. Management might tinker with their position.
Mumbai has been unchanged for last three games. Team management can look for some changes. Evin Lewis has failed to perform in the last few innings while same has been the case of Kieron Pollard. They can be replaced.
CSK Risky players: Harbhajan Singh and Sam Billings
MI Risky players: Kieron Pollard
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MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Kanishk Seth, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Lungi Ngidi, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif
Rohit Sharma (c), Ben Cutting, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), MD Nidheesh, Saurabh Tiwary, Akila Dananjaya, Evin Lewis, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Sharad Lumba, Mustafizur Rahman, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Pradeep Sangwan, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Siddhesh Lad, Tajinder Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan
A couple of changes are expected in Mumbai as nothing is working out for them. They have also remained unchanged for last three matches and will be definitely looking for options. The probable CHE vs MUM playing 11 is listed below.
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Sam Billings, Shardul Thakur
Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mustafizur Rahman
The team of veterans is performing miraculously well be it bowling, batting or fielding. They have completely overshadowed the opposition with their experience. Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni are the more crucial players in CSK. All are in a great form and are the reasons for their 5 wins in 6 matches. In batting, Ambati Rayudu has played two exceptionally well innings of 79 against SRH and 82 against RCB. Dhoni’s 70 of 34 against RCB marked the return of the best finisher in the world.
In bowling, D Chahar, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur and D Bravo have succeeded in providing regular breakthroughs.
On the opposite, Mumbai has failed to register wins despite good performances. Young Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav are consistently scoring runs with the bat. Yadav has scored two fifties and has 230+ runs so far. Evin Lewis and Rohit Sharma have also scored a fifty but look out of form in the last few innings.
In bowling, J Bumrah, M McClenaghan, and young Mayank Markande have been impressive. Markande has taken 10 wickets with an economy of 7.14. Hardik Pandya and Mustafizur have share 7 wickets apiece.
This will be the second encounter between Chennai and Mumbai. In their first encounter, the season opener, Chennai clinched the 1-wicket win on the second last ball of the innings. Since then, Mumbai has lost most of its game in the last three deliveries. currently, Chennai tops the points table with 5 wins in 6 matches while Mumbai is second last with 1 win in 6 matches.
Although Mumbai would be lacking confidence, they can surely fight back and turn the tables. Both the teams are equally stronger irrespective of the results. Moreover, as per our CHE vs MUM match predictions, CSK will be favorites.
In wicket, both the options are good. While Ishan comes up the order, we will prefer Dhoni’s form and experience over him.
In batting, Ambati Rayudu, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Suresh Raina will be sure shot bet. In an extra batsman, you can choose Rohit Sharma or Evin Lewis.
In all-rounder, Shane Watson, Hardik Pandya, and Dwayne Bravo will be good choices.
In bowlers, you can choose between J Bumrah, M McClenaghan, D Chahar, Shardul Thakur and M Markande.
You can go with the above CSK vs MI Dream11 team or make your own.
Disclaimer- Management can take any decision at last moment. The CHE vs MUM dream11 match preview we are providing here is based on our research and analysis. So, we urge you to pick your playing 11 or go with the above provided CHE vs MUM dream11 team if you feel so. Also, hit the bell icon to never miss an important update from us.