MI vs CSK: Suryakumar Yadav has 19% of his total runs in IPL at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 12th game of the IPL 2023 on Saturday (April 8) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their first game. They posted a total of 171 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs while batting first. Tilak Varma played a key role with the bat for Mumbai, scoring 84 runs off just 46 deliveries. Punjab lad Nehal Wadhera made 21 runs off 13 balls in his IPL debut. MI’s bowlers had very little success as the Royal Challengers chased down the target in 16.2 overs with eight wickets in hand.
The Super Kings lost the season opener against Gujarat Titans. But they jumped back in the second game against the Lucknow Super Giants. Chennai posted a total of 217 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs while batting first. Ruturaj Gaikwad continued his fine form with the bat and scored his second half-century of the season. Devon Conway also displayed a fine batting performance, making 47 runs off 29 deliveries. The Super Giants had a great start to the chase but lost their way in the middle. They fell short of the target by 12 runs. Moeen Ali picked up four wickets for 26 runs in four overs and won the Player of the Match award.
MI vs CSK:
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Rohit Sharma(C), Tilak Varma, SA Yadav, Tim David, H Shokeen, N Wadhera, C Green, Piyush Chawla, Arshad Khan, Ishan Kishan(wk), Jofra Archer
BENCH : Vishnu Vinod, Dewald Brevis, T Stubbs, Ramandeep Singh, SZ Mulani, K Kartikeya, AS Tendulkar, JP Behrendorff, D Jansen, JA Richardson, Raghav Goyal, Akash Mandwaal, S Sandeep Warrier
Chennai Super Kings
RD Gaikwad, Devon Conway, AT Rayudu, Ben Stokes, MM Ali, RA Jadeja, S Dubey, Mitchell Santner, MS Dhoni(C), DL Chahar, RS Hangargekar
BENCH: TU Deshpande, Ajinkya Rahane, SP Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Simarjeet Singh, SSB Magala, Dwaine Pretorius, Bhagath Varma, AJ Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Prashant Solanki, M Theekshana, Akash Singh
Wankhede is known to provide incredible support to the batters, and the same might happen in this game. The average first innings score in the last five T20 games has been 168 runs. Both teams have a weak bowling lineup, and Wankhede’s short boundaries will give the batters license to post a huge total. The team winning the toss will likely elect to chase.