The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone is going to see a match between the 3 times Champions Mumbai Indians facing their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings at at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on 12th May 2019. The two teams meet again at the Playoffs and this time at the FINALS of this years IPL 2019 season.
Today’s IPL match prediction is as follows:-
The Pitch report for Rajiv Gandhi Stadium where it is a typical Indian wicket dry and breaking up as the match progresses it slows down. It is a bit ground so spinners get more opportunity of tossing up the ball and get plenty of wickets. Spinners are brought later in the game, the team that wins the toss would want to bat first and defend in second innings.
Mi vs CSK Toss Prediction :
If MI bats first (predicted score 140-160 ):
The Mumbai Indians batsmen are highly talented and can exhilarate big blokes from their bat, they are mixed composure of youngsters and experienced players like Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Malinga in last. The key batsmen will be Suryakumar Yadav depending on how early he comes in to bat. De Kock will be another key player to the side as his consistency of getting the MI batting to great start has always worked. The previous match they played was a slow pitch and difficult to bat on. Today’s match will be completely opposite and we will be expecting high totals scored on the VIVO IPL 2019 finals.
If CSK bats first (predicted score 140-170):
Chennai will be attacking with their experience lying in the top 5, Watson and Faf Du Plessis will have the pressure to score 50-70 runs in the powerplay, MS Dhoni against Mumbai is always an innings to watch for we predict him to have a 30+ score in the Big Match. Also, let’s not forget Dwayne Bravo and his heroic performances at every playoff.
MI & CSK Team News:
Mumbai Indians (MI):-
There won’t are many changes to the side. The team willbe pretty confidant as they beat them in their last match. Not only that but CSK have lost the last 5 matches played against MI. We will see the opening combination of De Kock and Sharma again. Also, there will be a much need of batsmen like Suryakumar, Krunal, and Ishan at the early stage of the innings who play spin bowling well.
The pitch is slow and has huge boundaries will be tough for the power hitters like Hardik and Pollard. However, their contribution at the end of the innings will be the key. In the bowling, we will see Krunal and Rahul with the spin attack and Bumrah and Malinga with some pace bowling.
Mi predicted playing XI:-
Rohit, De Kock, Suryakumar, Kishan, Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, McClenaghan, Rahul, Bumrah, Malinga.
Top 3 Predicted Playing XI:
The Skipper also known as the hitman of the team will be the key player of the finals. He has always been a stand out performer in the finals and important games like these. We predict him to score a half century in today’s game and get the team to a good start in the Powerplay.
Spin bowling will be a key factor in today’s match. Someone like Krunal will take the full advantage of this condition and get his variations on this pitch. He will also contribute with the bat and get the team to a decent total with these conditions.
He has a great experience playing against csk before and could use his slow bowling variation on this pitch to take those early wickets. We predict him to take the main wickets in the early stages and the middle overs of the innings.
Chennai Super Kings:
Faf and Watson are predicted to open with Rayudu coming at no 4, Deepak Chahar can be the first choice to start with the new ball, Bravo and Harbhajan will be the middle-over bowlers to pick wickets and build the pressure. Imran Tahir will be the Key bowler to get the wickets of the main batsman and he will also look to surpass Rabada in the purple cap race. The death overs will play an important role to play.
Csk predicted playing XI:- Faf Du Plessis, Watson, Raina, Rayudu, Murali, Dhoni, Bravo, Harbhajan, Tahir, Chahar, Takhur.
Top 3 Predicted Playing XI:
He will the key batsman to the side. He played a great knock in the last match of 96 runs. We predict him to the same in today’s match as he is a good player of the spin bowling.
He has the best record playing against Mumbai Indian’s and he will the key player to get the team to a good total. He will require support from other players to reach the end of the innings. Once he reaches that position there is no stopping him.
He will definitely take wickets in today’s match and he we will see him taking those laps after doing so. He will take the full advantage of bowling on a slow pitch that prefers the bowlers.
Key Player Battles:-
Raina vs Kishan:
The experienced and the young folk who are used to bat at no.3 for their teams will have the responsibility to take their team score par the predicted score, both played together for Gujarat Lions for 2 seasons and will use their techniques against each other. We predict Kishan to score more.
Head to Head:-
Our IPL Match Predictions:-
The IPL match prediction of the final match this season goes with Mumbai Indians. The team has been consistent throughout the season and also has a well balanced team.
So this was our Match Predictions, what is your IPL match prediction for MI vs CSK?
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