The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 49th match of the IPL 2023 on Saturday (May 6), at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK won the opening match of the season with seven wickets in hand, chasing down a 158-run goal in 18.1 overs. CSK are now third in the points table, having won five of their ten games thus far. Their previous game against the Lucknow Super Giants was called off owing to weather, with both teams getting one point. CSK are looking to snap a two-match losing run in this fixture.
The Mumbai Indians are presently sixth in the points rankings, having won five of their first nine games. They are on a two-game winning streak, and their most recent victory came against the Punjab Kings. Punjab scored 214 runs for the cost of three wickets, with Liam Livingstone contributing a good half-century. However, Piyush Chawla was once again the outstanding bowler for MI, grabbing two wickets for 29 runs in four overs. MI was out in the first over after losing Rohit Sharma and Cameron Green, but a 116-run partnership between Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav kept them in the game.Tim David and Tilak Varma then put up 38 runs for a six-wicket win.
CSK and MI are two of the most successful teams in IPL history, having played each other 35 times. While MI has won 20 games, CSK has won 15 of them. CSK has won three of their past five meetings with MI, including the most recent match this season.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date & Time: Saturday, May 06, 3:30 PM IST
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Pitch Report: In the previous five T20 games at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, the average first innings score has been 174 runs. Pacers and spinners are expected to be equally dominating in this contest. Pacers have taken 54% of T20 wickets at this venue in the previous three years, while spinners have taken 46%. The pitch might offer a lot of help to the batters in this game, making it a high-scoring affair. The team that wins the coin toss will most likely choose to bowl.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Chennai Super Kings
RD Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, MM Ali, RA Jadeja, S Dubey, MS Dhoni(C), DL Chahar, TU Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, M Theekshana
Rohit Sharma(C), SA Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, C Green, Piyush Chawla, Arshad Khan, N Wadhera, Ishan Kishan(wk), K Kartikeya, Jofra Archer