Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be locking horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 59th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The MS Dhoni-led side managed to produce a scintillating win in their last match against the Delhi Capitals (DC) and have still kept their hopes alive in the tournament.
With four wins in 11 matches, CSK is currently in the ninth position in the points table and a loss here will crash down their playoffs hopes. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are coming off a big loss against the Kolkata Knight Riders, and with two just two wins, MI has no chance to qualify for the playoffs. The Rohit Sharma-led side will be looking to end the remaining matches on a high and they are likely to make changes as well.
Suryakumar Yadav is out of the tournament with an injury. Dewald Brewis is expected to be back in the XI at the expense of Ramandeep Singh. In the 35 meetings between the two sides in IPL so far, MI is leading the charts 15-20 against CSK in the head-to-head battles. In the last 5 meetings, however, it’s 3-2 in favor of CSK.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Ravindra Jadeja will be missing the remaining games of the season due to a rib injury. Rohit Sharma’s early tentativeness against left-arm pacers worked for CSK earlier this season as Mukesh Choudhary dismissed him in the first over. If Rohit manages to survive the powerplay overs, CSK could bring out another favorable match-up to tame the MI captain.
Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Jasprit Bumrah, fresh from the menacing spell of 5 for 10, should be expected to dismiss Shivam Dube early. The free-spirited six-hitter has already carted 16 sixes this season – the joint-third best tally – but has previously shown susceptibility against Bumrah’s accuracy, falling twice and scoring just 10 runs in 17 balls against the pacer.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh/Anmolpreet Singh, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Karthikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Devon Conway (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Mooen Ali (vc), Daniel Sams, Dwayne Bravo, Jasprit Bumrah, Murugan Ashwin
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Ishan Kishan (vc), Rohit Sharma, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Tim David, Tilak Varma, Moeen Ali, Jasprit Bumrah, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana