Indian Premier League 2019 | MI vs CSK | MI vs CSK 15th Match DOTBALL PREDICTION TIPS, GUIDE AND PREVIEW
Mumbai, April 3rd, Wednesday at 08:00 PM IST
It has been a fascinating start to IPL 2019 for the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while Mumbai Indians lost 2 out of their games so far. CSK lived up to their expectations as the most consistent team in the IPL with three crushing wins over their opponents. The 15th match of IPL 2019 will witness the most followed derby of the tournament as Mumbai Indians are the only team who have a stellar head to head statistic against CSK. Mumbai Indians will look at putting an end to the CSK juggernaut at home.
MI vs CSK Dotball Preview
Inconsistent Mumbai Indians Look to Reverse their Fortunes
Mumbai Indians will be playing at home after two away games in which the last match against Kings XI Punjab was a defeat in all departments. Consistency has been an issue for Mumbai Indians especially towards the start of the IPL in almost every season. The batting order looks strong with a rock solid opening pair. However, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard have failed to impress this season which is a big blow to the middle order.
Bowling has the experience of Malinga and Bumrah but they have not been very consistent either. Rohit Sharma and his boys have failed to take advantage of the home conditions which is a major difference between MI’s approach when compared to CSK.
Chennai Super Kings – Will the Dream Run Continue?
Chennai Super Kings have a lot of expectations riding on their shoulders after a dream comeback to IPL in 2018. Dhoni’s midas touch has not deteriorated and the core team looks solid. CSK will look at experimenting with their strong overseas bench strength comprising of Sam Billings and Faf Du Plessis. Considering the meager total to be chased, the batting wasn’t tested much for CSK in their first game. However, the bowling unit looks top notch with Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir and the newcomer to CSK – Harbhajan Singh performing at their peak (who did not play the last game). Suresh Raina looks in good knick and he becomes the first player to cross 5000 runs in IPL.
Bravo has lived up to the task when it mattered and that’s the kind of game changer which Mumbai Indians seem to lack this season around.
Pitch Analysis and Statistics
Wankhede has been a batsman’s paradise with DC scoring 213 in the first game which MI failed to chase. However, chasing is preferred in this wicket as dew begins to set towards the beginning of the second innings.
Average 1st innings score: 168
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Head to Head Stats
Total – 26| MI- 14 | CSK – 12
Last five Matches MI vs CSK :
Chennai Super Kings – 01
Mumbai Indians – 04
Odds are in favour of MI and/or the team batting second as chasing has worked well in Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Probable Team Changes
- No changes are expected for CSK and they will be keen to keep the winning combination going.
- MI will look at giving Pollard a break and bring in Alzarri Joseph/Ben Cutting.
- Jason Behrendorff is available in the MI squad for the next match.
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Probable Playing 11
Wicket-Keeper: Q d Kock
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh
All-rounders – Ben Cutting, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Mayank Markande, Mcclenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings:
Wicket-Keeper – M S Dhoni
Batsmen – Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plesiss
All-Rounders – Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Chahar, Shraddul Thakur/Harbhajhan Singh, Imran Tahir
MI VS CSK SQUADS
Mumbai Indians –
Pankaj Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam
Chennai Super Kings –
M.S. Dhoni (c), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay
MI VS CSK DOTBALL TEAMS PREDICTOR
Fantasy picks from Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson | Ambati Rayudu/Suresh Raina | Imran Tahir
- Suresh Raina became the first player to score 5000 runs in IPL, however, Dhoni looks in good form.
- Imran Tahir was brilliant with the ball, while Deepak Chahar is hard to exclude after his brilliant performance against RR.
Fantasy Dotball picks from Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma | Q d Kock | Yuvraj Singh /Hardik Pandya
- The openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock looked in great touch in the last game
- Hardik Pandya is inconsistent but is a worthy gamble to make.
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Betting Odds for Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings 15th IPL Match
bet365: Chennai Super Kings – 4/5, Mumbai Indians – 1/5
betfair: Chennai Super Kings – 10/11, Mumbai Indians – 10/11
Skybet: Chennai Super Kings – 10/11, Mumbai Indians – 10/11
THE NEWS CRUNCH’s WIN PREDICTOR – Mumbai Indians – Odds favor – CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
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