MI vs CSK: IPL 2023 Match preview, Possible lineups, Pitch report, and Dream XI team prediction

The twelfth game of the IPL 2023, MI vs CSK is all set to be played on Saturday in Mumbai. The match will be started from 7:30 P.M (IST)

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MI vs CSK: Match Preview | Sportz Point

Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 12th game of the IPL 2023 on Saturday (April 8) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their first game. The Super Kings lost the season opener against Gujarat Titans. But they jumped back in the second game against the Lucknow Super Giants. CSK will try to extend their run while MI will hunt for their first victory. Read the full match preview, pitch report & every detail about the MI vs CSK match with the likes of dream XI team prediction in our fantasy sports segment.

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Match Details

  • Match: 12
  • Date: 08/04/2023
  • Time: 7:30 pm IST
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium
  • Where to Watch: Star Sports, Jio Cinema

Venue Details | Pitch Report

The average first-innings score at the Wankhede in the last three IPL matches reads 161, indicating a decent batting track. Pacers accounted for over 60 percent of the wickets at the venue over those three matches. Dew should come into play, enticing teams to prefer chasing upon winning the toss.

Last 3 IPL matches at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai:

  • 1st-innings score: 161
  • 2nd-innings score: 163
  • Matches won by the team batting 1st: 0
  • Matches won by the team batting 2nd: 3

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings | Head to Head

  • Matches Played: 34
  • MI won: 20
  • CSK won: 14

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Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings | Team News

Mumbai Indians

Maheesh Theekshana is yet to arrive in Mumbai. MI will also have to deal with the injury-enforced absence of Jhye Richardson for the entire season. Mumbai's batting also lacks power. Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, and Tim David have to step up on an easy-paced Wankhede track - but their bowling attack appears light.

On the bowling front, this season might be Jofra Archer or nothing for Mumbai. It remains to be seen whether Riley Meredith, who has been signed as a replacement for Richardson, is available for selection on Sunday.

Chennai Super Kings

In the season opener against Gujarat Titans, Super Kings dominated early but eventually, they let the game slip out of their hand. The arrival of Sisanda Magala, South Africa and Sunrisers Eastern Cape death-bowling specialist, could potentially give Super Kings' seam attack the cutting edge it lacked in that match against Titans.

Magala has to replace someone but who will be that player? Mitchell Santner's impressive spells both in Ahmedabad and Chennai shouldn't let him bench. So, the question remains unanswered till the start of the match. Super Kings' batting depth will be a huge advantage as they have Deepak Chahar listed at No.11 - which is well-suited to the Wankhede pitch.


Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings | Possible Lineups

Mumbai Indians:

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Ishan Kishan (wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Cameron Green
  • Tilak Varma
  • Tim David
  • Nehal Wadhera
  • Shams Mulan
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Arshad Khan
  • Jofra Archer

MI | Squad: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Jofra Archer, Tim David, Mohd Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Tristan Stubbs, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Devon Conway
  • Moeen Ali
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Ben Stokes
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • MS Dhoni (c&wk)
  • Shivam Dube
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Sisanda Magala
  • Rajvardhan Hangargekar

CSK | 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, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma.


Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings | Dream XI Team Prediction

MI vs CSK: Dream XI Team Prediction | Sportz Point

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