Indian Premier League 2023: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians – 49th Match Preview and Updates

The Chennai Super Kings will return to Chepauk to face the Mumbai Indians, looking for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. A win here would propel them to the top of the points table.

The Mumbai Indians have won two games in a row thanks to their outstanding batting performance. Chennai Super Kings were defeated by Punjab in their most recent home game, despite defending a 200-run total.

The Mumbai Indians, who have chased down 215 and 213-run targets in their previous two outings, will be confident coming here. Given MI’s current batting form, Chennai’s inexperienced bowling, and a good batting pitch at Chepauk, the toss could be crucial here.

The 49th Match between Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians will take place on May 6th, 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Match Details to Note

Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 49th Match, Indian Premier League 2023

Date: May 06, 2023 (Saturday)                                                    

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings (Match Odds – 1.87):


Chennai Super Kings’ bowlers must find rhythm in an important home game. Deepak Chahar is back in the lineup after missing the previous game due to injury.

Chahar found movement with the new ball, but the real test would be bowling on this pitch in Chennai. Even on the Lucknow pitch, where batters struggled to score at a decent strike rate, he was expensive.

If the pitch has some turn, CSK has the bowling arsenal to take advantage of the situation. That will be their best chance in this match. Theekshana, Jadeja, and Moeen Ali all performed admirably against LSG.

Pacers aren’t looking promising, and players like Pathirana are a liability at the death. MS Dhoni would not risk batting first on this ground given how easily the opposition has chased down 210+ totals.

CSK’s top order has scored the majority of their team’s runs this season. Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja have only come to the crease in the death overs, with only a few balls remaining.

Dube and Conway, for example, have managed to play longer innings while having the greatest impact on the game.CSK should aim to exploit MI’s bowling weaknesses and push for a much higher score even if they lose the toss and are asked to bat first.

Full Squad:

MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma

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Players to watch out for:

Devon Conway

Although the New Zealand left-hander will be disappointed not to bat against the Lucknow Super Giants, he comes into this game with 92 runs not out in his last innings.

Ajinkya Rahane

The experienced right-handed batter has already scored 224 runs this season with a strike rate of 189.83. In the IPL 2023, his best score is 71 not out.

Tushar Deshpande

No player has taken more wickets this season than the 27-year-old pace bowler. Throughout his career, he has taken 79 T20 wickets.

Possible Playing XI:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

Mumbai Indians (Match Odds – 1.97):


Mumbai Indians are sixth in the table with 10 points from 9 games, tied with RCB and RR. A win here could propel them to fourth place in the standings and well on their way to the playoffs. The road to the final, on the other hand, is not so simple. The batters are in good form, thanks to some excellent batting wickets.

However, this isn’t always the case. If MI is to win their sixth IPL title this year, the bowlers must step up and deliver an improved performance. At the moment, they appear to have a good chance of beating CSK in Chennai if the coin toss goes MI’s way.

CSK’s bowling attack is inexperienced, and they have been costly in the death overs. And that’s exactly what MI needs if they want to score 200 runs or more.

Nonetheless, MI cannot afford to rely on their batters to chase down 200+ runs in every game. MI’s key batters are Green, Surya, Tilak Verma, and Tim David. In the previous game, Jofra Archer bowled a lot of slower deliveries and was hit for 56 runs.

Given that the Ashes are just around the corner, it’s possible that his return from injury has slowed him down. In the bowling department, MI’s best bet is Piyush Chawla. Although expensive, Aksah Madhwal looked promising with his ability to deliver yorkers and a boundaryless 20th over.

Full Squad:

Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal

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Players to watch out for:

Suryakumar Yadav

The tall and impressive right-hander hit two sixes and eight fours. He has improved his form and is full of confidence.

Tilak Varma

With an average of 45.67, the 20-year-old has had a memorable season so far. He led his team to victory over Punjab Kings with a score of 26 not out from 10 balls.

Piyush Chawla

Only three players have dismissed more batters in the tournament than the spinner who will enjoy bowling in Chepauk.

Possible Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Batsmen Worth Watching

Our batting picks for the Chennai Super Kings are Ajinkya Rahane, Devon Conway, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Gaikwad has hit 354 runs this season and has been very impressive. Rahane’s IPL career began in 2008, and he has scored 4298 runs.

Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Tilak Varma are our batsmen picks for the Mumbai Indians. Kishan has scored the most runs for the team this season and was named Player of the Match after scoring 75 against the Punjab Kings. Yadav has scored 6165 runs in his T20 career.

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Bowlers Worth Watching

Tushar Deshpande, Ravindra Jadeja, and Matheesha Pathirana are our bowling selections for Chennai Super Kings. Pathirana has taken at least one wicket in five of his six 2023 IPL appearances. When these two teams met last month, Jadeja took 3-20.

For the Mumbai Indians, our bowling options are Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, and Cameron Green. Archer returned his most expensive IPL figures in the previous game and will be looking to make amends in this one. Green bowls with good pace and frequently starts the powerplay.

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Head to Head

Despite the fact that Mumbai Indians lead the head-to-head 21-16, Chennai Super Kings have had the better of recent games, winning three of the last four and four of the last seven.

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Head to Head Stats in IPL

  Matches Played CSK Won MI Won Tie NR
Overall 37 16 21 0 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Toss Prediction

On this pitch, batting first is out of the question. Chennai may have defended a total here once this season and failed to chase it down another time. However, neither team wants to risk defending a total with an out-of-form, inexperienced bowling attack in this game.

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Pitch Report

The match between CSK and MI will take place at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. The home crowd will undoubtedly support MSD and company. If the pitch helps the spinner, we can be certain that CSK will have the advantage in this game. This season, the average first-inning score on this field has been 175 runs. In the most recent match played at this venue, PBKS chased down a 20-run target.

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It is a bat-friendly pitch that can also help spinners. While batting on this wicket has been a pleasure for the most part, there has also been a low-scoring game. On match day, there would be scattered thunderstorms and a high of 32 degrees Celsius.

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Prediction

It’s a close race between two of the IPL’s most successful franchises. There isn’t much to choose between the two because both have a really strong batting lineup with in-form batsmen. Both teams have talented finishers, though CSK’s hasn’t had many chances this season. The toss will be crucial, and the team batting second will have a significant advantage. CSK has been dominant at home and will begin as favorites in our match prediction. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Chennai Super Kings is the favourite to beat Mumbai Indians at the odds of 1.87.

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Devon Conway is having a fantastic tournament, with five 50-plus scores. As Chennai Super Kings’ leading run scorer in this match, the New Zealander is worth backing.

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