MI vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – 19 September 2020 (Abu Dhabi). The El-Classico of IPL will kick-start the T20 carnival in the Dream11 IPL.
Mumbai Indians will take on Chennai Super Kings in the first match of IPL 2020 aka Indian Premier League which will be played at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The Indian T20 carnival is finally back and two heavyweights are up-against each other in the first game of the tournament.
Mumbai Indians will be starting their title defence from this game and they again endorse a really powerful squad. The addition of Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Chris Lynn has definitely made the side stronger. Rohit has confirmed that he will open the innings for his side and the Pandya Brothers along with Kieron Pollard will handle the all-round department.
Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have lost their key players in Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh before the start of the tournament whereas the non-availability of Ruturaj Gaikwad is also a concern for this side. The Super Kings lack in the batting department but their bowling looks settled with the likes of Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, etc. Chennai looks a little weak on paper but they always surprise everyone in each and every edition.
We are in for a great contest in the first game of the IPL 2020.
Pitch Report – This pitch will not allow a high scoring contest as the average 1st innings score at this ground in T20 Domestic games is just 147 runs.
Total Game Played: 11; Batting 1st Won: 5; Batting 2nd Won: 6
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Mumbai Indians– Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo/Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Kieron Pollard.
Chennai Super Kings – Shane Watson and MS Dhoni.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Mumbai Indians – Jasprit Bumrah and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Chennai Super Kings – DJ Bravo.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, and Rohit Sharma.
MI vs CSK Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Quinny is a brilliant player of the spin bowling and will be an asset in this game for sure. He will open the innings for his side and was the 2nd highest run-scorer of IPL 2019 by scoring 529 runs. Moreover, the lack of an off-spinner in the Chennai side will be a huge bonus for him.
MI vs CSK Dream11 Batsmen
Rohit Sharma (Price 10.5) and Suryakumar Yadav (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Mumbai Indians. Rohit has confirmed that he will open the innings for his side and that is his favourite position as well. He is one of the best white-ball cricketers around the world and will definitely be picked for this game whereas Surya has been the most consistent batsman for the Mumbai Indians in the last couple of years and he scored 424 in the IPL 2019 as well. Both of them are the core of Mumbai’s batting and will definitely be picked for this game.
Shane Watson (Price 9.5) and Faf du Plessis (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Chennai Super Kings. Watto and Faf will definitely be the major players of this batting line-up. Both of them are really good players of spin bowling and would definitely take the opportunity to give the team a really good start. Watson was really good in the PSL 2020 as well.
[Tip: If CSK Bats 1st, pick Fad du Plessis whereas if MI bats 1st, pick Kieron Pollard]
MI vs CSK Dream11 All-Rounders
Hardik Pandya (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Mumbai Indians. Everyone’s eyes will be on Hardik when he will don the blue-gold jersey of the Mumbai Indians. He is returning after a really long time and if he can achieve his feats of IPL 2019 then Mumbai are in for a treat this season. He scored 402 runs last season at an S/R of 191.42 with 14 wickets in his bowling as well. Hardik will definitely be picked for this game.
Ravindra Jadeja (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Chennai Super Kings. Jadeja will play a huge part on these tracks with his left-arm spin bowling. He picked 15 wickets last season and the pitches here will definitely assist him too. Jaddu will be a sure sort pick in this game.
MI vs CSK Dream11 Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah (Price 9) and Rahul Chahar (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Mumbai Indians. Bumrah is one of the best white-ball bowlers in the world right now and his performances in IPL have been great as well. He picked 19 wickets last season whereas his economy was just 6.63. Jasprit will bowl in the death overs and will definitely be a wicket-taker whereas Chahar is the main spinner of the side and his wrist-spin can do magic this season. He picked 13 wickets in IPL 2019 and will be eager to show his magic. Both of them should be picked for this game.
Imran Tahir (Price 9.5) and Deepak Chahar (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Chennai Super Kings. Tahir and Deepak are wicket-taking factories of white-ball cricket and they already proved it in the last season of IPL. Tahir was the purple cap winner with 26 wickets whereas Deepak also picked 22 wickets in his bowling. Both of them are the backbone of this team and will play a huge part in this game.
Match Prediction: Mumbai Indians will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Quinton de Kock and Hardik Pandya.
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Imran Tahir and Rohit Sharma
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