In their last match, Mumbai were hammered by the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 18 runs. Bowling first, they conceded 199 runs as KL Rahul hit a superb hundred. In the chase, MI were held to 181 for 9 as no batter could reach even the 40-run mark.
The form of openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan is a massive worry for Mumbai. They need to start delivering although it may already be too late. Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav have done well in the middle-order while Kieron Pollard has played a couple of breezy cameos.
In the bowling, teams are playing Mumbai smartly. They are seeing off the threat of Jasprit Bumrah and attacking the other bowlers. Jaydev Unadkat has found some rhythm while Murugan Ashwin has been economical. Mumbai should give a chance to Riley Meredith instead of Tymal Mills, who is proving to be too expensive.
MI Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
CSK lost a golden opportunity to beat the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the last match as David Miller and Rashid Khan stunned them in a chase out of nowhere. There was some good news for Chennai in the defeat though as Ruturaj Gaikwad found form. Ambati Rayudu also looked good. Chris Jordan was erratic at the death and might be replaced by Dwaine Pretorius.
CSK Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (C), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.
Top fantasy picks for MI vs CSK clash: Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana
-Renin Wilben Albert