The IPL 2022 has come to a close, with teams fighting tooth and nail to finish in the top four of the points table and qualify for the play-offs. CSK and MI are the two best teams in IPL history, having won 9 of the 13 trophies and twice in the last four seasons.
However, they are both at the bottom of the points table this season, with MI already out of the play-offs and CSK hanging on by the barest of margins despite other results favouring them. Despite this, there is never a dull moment when these two arch-rivals take the field, and we anticipate another thrilling action-packed match in this match.
The 59th match between Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians will take place on May 12th, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 59th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: May 12, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Team Previews
The arrival of Devon Conway, who scored three fifties and shared good partnerships with Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top, has given CSK’s batting a new lease on life. Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, and Robin Uthappa have all scored runs, but they have not been consistent. MS Dhoni has been in good form in the final overs, scoring important runs with the bat.
Mukesh Chowdary and Simranjeet Singh, both young players, are in charge of the powerplay overs, and they both took two wickets in the previous game. This season, Maheesh Theekshana has been CSK’s go-to bowler, and Moeen Ali has claimed 5 wickets in the last two games, making the ball talk. Dwayne Bravo returned from injury and looked great with slower balls and variations.
The top players of Chennai Super Kings to watch for in this match are Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Maheesh Theekshana.
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande, Chris Jordan, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Maheesh Theekshana, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Subhranshu Senapati, Prashant Solanki, Mukesh Choudhary, KM Asif, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma, Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius
Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa/Ravi Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary
MI batters were struck out for 113 runs in a 166-run chase. In the match, Ishan Kishan hit his third fifty of the season, while the remaining batters failed to score more than 20 runs. Tilak Varma and Tim David have looked in good form with runs in recent matches, while SKY is out for the season due to injury. This season, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard have struggled greatly.
Last night, Jasprit Bumrah lit the match on fire with his death bowling skills, finishing with match figures of 4-1-10-5. Daniel Sams was also excellent, with figures of 4-0-26-1, while spinners Kumar Karthikeya and Murugan Ashwin went for runs at more than 9 RPO despite each taking a wicket. Riley Meredith and Kieran Pollard combined to complete the team’s remaining overs.
The top players of Mumbai Indians to watch for in this match are Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David.
Mumbai Indians Squad
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi, Suryakumar Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Riley Meredith, Ramandeep Singh, Mayank Markande, Aryan Juyal, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Rahul Buddhi, Arshad Khan, Dewald Brevis
Predicted XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith/Fabian Allen
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Toss Prediction
Pitches are starting to slow down due to wear and tear, and teams batting first have recently won matches with a 7-3 win-loss record in the last ten matches. In this match, both captains are expected to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Among the three venues this season, Wankhede has had the best pitch with good carry and bounce. If batters are well set, we expect them to take a toll on bowlers. Spinners could play a significant role in middle overs. In this match, we anticipate a total of 160-180 runs.
The weather in Mumbai will be hot and humid, with the possibility of dew settling in the final stages of the match. However, no weather disruptions are expected during the match.
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Match Prediction
CSK has a strong batting unit, but their middle order inconsistency is a major concern. They have an excellent bowling attack, which is effectively manned by the master MSD behind the stumps. CSK is concerned about the fitness and form of their premier all-rounder Ravi Jadeja. MI has been abysmal this season, with batters and bowlers unable to contribute effectively as a team. They will try to end CSK’s season with a win in this match. We expect CSK to win this match due to their recent improved team morale and form.
Chennai Super Kings is the favourite to beat Mumbai Indians at the odds of 1.83.
- CSK has 8 points from 11 games, with 4 wins and 7 losses.
- MI has 4 points from 11 games this season, with 2 wins and 9 losses.
- The last time these two teams met this season, CSK won by three wickets in a nail-biting last-ball finish.