Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians: Prediction for match of the IPL

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians: Prediction for match of the IPL

Chennai Super Kings

12/05/2022, at 14:00 GMT
Indian Premier League 2022

Odds: 1.86

12/05/2022, at 14:00 GMT
Indian Premier League 2022

Odds: 1.86

Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings have been in superb form since MS Dhoni took over and will be brimming with confidence. As pitches slow down, the Chennai Super Kings bowling attack seems much better equipped to not only keep things tight, but also pick wickets. The Mumbai Indians are relying a little too much on Rohit Sharma to play long and control their innings, especially with Suryakumar Yadav out injured.

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Chennai Super Kings

The Chennai Super Kings had their best night of the tournament in their previous game when they defeated the Delhi Capitals in a rather one-sided contest. They were so good in this match that even MS Dhoni called it a perfect game at the awards ceremony after the match. Despite this performance, Chennai Super Kings are still very far from a place in the playoffs but they will keep their hopes high as it is still possible. A win here in this match will certainly help their cause and that's what they're aiming for.

They moved up to eighth place after their last win, but a massive Kolkata Knight Riders win over the Mumbai Indians saw the Chennai Super Kings drop to ninth place. Given their current position, a win here could put them in sixth place, at least temporarily. Also, they would hope for some results in the next few games and when that happens, Chennai Super Kings will be back in the running.

The Chennai Super Kings have found a lot of positives in their recent games. In Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad, they have an opening pair that rivals pacers and searns alike. They've been so good in recent games that Ravi Jadeja's absence with the racquet wasn't really felt. Also on the bowling front, players like Simarjeet Singh and Mukesh Chaudhary were brilliant. Together, they've kept the batsmen busy on the power play and the same is expected of them in this upcoming game.

On paper, the Chennai Super Kings have an immaculately balanced squad, especially when the pitches slow down and their bowlers perform well. Maheesh Theekshana was an invaluable asset to their attack and with Moeen Ali starting to contribute well with the ball, Chennai Super Kings can capitalize well on the conditions. If anything, they could miss the services of Ravi Jadeja with the ball, especially since he's been pretty good with the ball in his last two games.

Injuries have really hampered Chennai Super King's plans for the tournament but they have finally found a solid team. Overall, the Chennai Super Kings seem to have their foundations in both departments of the game. If they can continue to play to their strengths in this upcoming match, they would be an incredibly difficult side to beat, especially given the changing conditions.

Mumbai Indians

Just when the Indians from Mumbai looked like they were about to add some momentum to their journey, despite some individual heroics, they suffered a massive 52-run loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders. They're already out of the playoff race and this game wouldn't mean much for them in terms of qualifying scenarios. However, they have nothing to lose and would want to win this match against their archrivals to keep their jaws open and their pride.

In the current points table, the Mumbai Indians are in last place with only four points from eleven games. Even if they win all the games from here, they would only end up with ten points and that won't be enough for them. Also, they have a pretty bad net run rate of -0.894, which just goes to show how bad they were at all facets of the game.

With the tournament already over, the Mumbai Indians may be looking forward to building the roster for the next edition. That's exactly why they signed Tristan Stubbs and he could join the XI next May. We could also see Dewald Brevis find his way into the team to take the position from behind with Suryakumar Yadav ruled out for the rest of the tournament.

On the bowling front, we could see them giving their home contingent another try just to evaluate their options for next season. Basil Thampi can fill in for Riley Meredith to open a place overseas. Also, it's quite likely they could decide to replace an out-of-form Kieron Pollard with a specialized batsman.

All in all, the Mumbai Indians may be down, but they still have plenty of firepower left. A bad auction and untimely injuries to their key players didn't help their cause but they do have some match winners in Rohit Sharma, Tim David, Tilak Verma, Jasprit Bumrah and Ishan Kishan. They would have to do their best against those high-flying Chennai Super Kings and if they can do that they will surely be big in business.

Prediction

While most fans are waiting for this game and no doubt well followed, this is one of the least impressive games of the tournament. The outcome of this non-game would not change much for either team as the Mumbai Indians are already eliminated and the Chennai Super Kings have little chance of qualifying. However, the Chennai Super Kings will be motivated to do well to stay in contention. The Mumbai Indians will play for pride and could prove dangerous at their best. Considering how the two sides have done on paper in their last respective games and their respective combinations, Chennai Super Kings seem to be ahead. They also have conditions that are starting to suit them and for this and the other reasons above, a bet on Chennai Super Kings victory should be the way to go.

Our bet is on the Lucknow Chennai Super Kings to win the game by 1.86.

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