Preview & Prediction: Match 41 (CSK vs MI)

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Preview & Prediction: Match 41 (CSK vs MI)

El-Classico of IPL 2.0
It's a version 2 of the inaugural game in 2 ways. For one, it's the second fixture of the season between last year's finalists and 2 most successful teams in the league. Secondly, CSK performing like a shadow of itself has rendered this clash hugely in favor of the Indians and far from being a close contest. It will be interesting to see if the younger side of CSK can halt the juggernaut.


Sharjah: Pitch has deteriorated as the series has progressed but still stands the most expensive. Pacers with cutters will get the maximum out of this track.

Probable XI
CSK: Curran, Watson, Faf, Rayudu/Jagadeesan, Dhoni, Jadhav, Jadeja, Tahir, Chahar, Karn, Shardul

MI: Rohit, Quinton, Surya, Kishan, Pollard, Hardik, Krunal, Rahul, Boult, Bumrah, Pattinson/Nile


Head to Head
Head to Head MI are way ahead with 17-12

Even though CSK got better of the MI side in the opening game which happened after months of break, this game should be very contrasting since MI has got momentum.

Players Match Up

Chennai Super Kings
-Dhoni vs express pace this season: 12(19), 2 wkts
-Dhoni vs Bumrah: 47(51), 3 wkts
-Dhoni vs Boult: 77(36), 2 wkts
-Jadeja vs express pace this season: 73(35), 1 wkt
-Watson vs Legbreak this season 56(35), 1 wkt
-Watson vs Bumrah: 25(34), 2 wkts
-Faf vs express pace this season: 111(75), 4 wkts
-Rayudu vs express pace this season: 70(51), 0 wkts
-Rayudu vs Legbreak this season: 52(49), 2 wkts
-Rayudu vs Krunal: 28(25), 2 wkts
-Jadeja vs Krunal: 7(8), 2 wkts

Mumbai Indians
Pollard vs Legbreak this season: 68(28), 0 wkts
-Pollard vs Curran: 52(19)
-Rohit vs Legbreak this season: 32(29), 2 wkts
-Rohit vs Jadeja: 71(72), 3 wkts
-Rohit vs Chahar: 35(29), 2 wkts
-Kishan vs Tahir: 29(20), 5 wkts
-deKock vs Karn: 15(9), 2 wkts
-Krunal vs Chawla: 36(16), 1 wkt


Fantasy Team
-If Jagadeesan plays, get him and Faf in for Dhoni & Jadeja.


HTH Records
Rohit, Dhoni, and Rayudu are leading run-scorers after Raina while Surya has great numbers.

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