CSK vs MI Match Prediction: The Sportsrush presents before you the Match Prediction of 44th match of IPL 2019.
Two sides who’ve been such a delight to watch, feasting us to some absolute thrillers across the season are set to take on each other on Friday. As we prepare ourselves for what’s expected to be an absolute edge of the seat thriller between the Chennai Superkings and Mumbai Indians, the enthralling clash has several in game takeaway battles which will determine which side this match eventually swings.
Both sides go into the encounter having faced opposing fortunes in their previous time in the tournament. While CSK were able to bolt down their losing spree, defeating SRH to become the first side to qualify for the knock-out stages, MI on the other hand were put down by the Royals. A 5 wicket defeat had seen them squander the chance to move above Delhi in the table, subsequently also bringing an end to their two match winning spree.
If we take a look at the overall matches played between the two sides, this is an encounter that CSK do not like playing in. One of the most featured encounters, the two have met a total of 27 times, out of which Mumbai have ended up in 15 of them as opposed to CSK’s 12.
It was earlier in the season as well that the Indians had put a stop to CSK’s runaway form with a comprehensive 37 run win. Putting on a massive 170 while batting first, MI’s frontline specialist bowling had come to the party with Lasith Malinga and Pandya picking up 3 wickets each along with the 2 for Behrendorff. It was an exceptional effort, one which restricted a batting heavy unit to just 133-8.
Rohit Sharma Vs Imran Tahir
Opening along with Quinton de Kock, while Rohit has had the odd good inning, he’s far from performed as his side would have wanted. While Quinton has been in good touch, Rohit on the other hand has failed to step up, being way too ill disciplined in his shot selection.
On this surface, he’ll come up against massive, stinging spin which has been one of his biggest downfall in recent times. With so many spinners in their line-up, CSK will look to send the spinners early on against him and get him going cheaply.
Jasprit Bumrah Vs Faf du Plessis
Faf has been the highest run getter for CSK despite missing out in their early part of the campaign and before he eventually goes back to South Africa at the beginning of the knock-out stages, CSK will be reliant on him having a couple of good innings left under him. He’s found it easy to take various bowling units to the fence but in the form of a player who’s arguably regarded as the most effervescent pacer in Bumrah, the going won’t be easy for him.
Both sides are in terrific form, functioning as a complete unit with everyone delivering dependable performances in their unit. It’s been a healthy season for both the sides and as we head into this clash, there’s hardly anything to separate them.
What edges this match in CSK’s favour is their spin department. This surface was surprisingly better last time around but with two matches in a matter of days on it, expect its inclement nature to make a return. CSK will make full use of their resources and MI could find it difficult to write another narrative where they win.
Match Details: Match 44, CSK Vs MI
Date And Timing: 25th April, 2019- 8:00pm
Television: Star Sports 1, 2, Select HD 1, Hindi/HD
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