The IPL is back on schedule with CSK taking on MI in Dubai on Sunday evening. We will be looking at the best CSK vs MI prediction for this match – the first since the IPL was paused back in May.
CSK vs MI – Match Preview
CSK take on MI at the Dubai Cricket Stadium in Dubai. This will be a restart of the IPL season which was halted in May. CSK are in the second spot with a two-point deficit to Delhi Capitals, who lead the table. Mumbai Indians are a further two points behind in the fourth place. The match will take place at 18:00 local time and this gives a 19:30 IST start.
CSK vs MI – Predicted Playing XIs
CSK vs MI prediction: Odds that Bet365 offers for the match:
After having been quite impressive in the early rounds of the IPL 2021, CSK will be looking to pick up from where they left off. This CSK vs MI match prediction is aware that CSK have a lot of strength in the batting line-up, as even number 11 (Deepak Chahar) can provide some useful contributions. Most of the focus will be on the opening partnership of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. Despite all the attention surrounding the attack, CSK have also been able to get some good performances out of their bowlers.
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar
MI will be quite happy that the remainder of the IPL season is being played in the UAE, which was the place of their success in the 2020 edition. MI certainly appreciate the slow surface in UAE. Meanwhile, MI have always been a team who pick up the pace as the season progresses, but they need to peak immediately after this restart. The presence of many all-rounders in the squad makes MI quite difficult to stop when they get going on a batting pitch.
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
CSK vs MI Head to head
- Matches Played: 31
- CSK Won: 12
- MI Won: 19
- Tie/NR: 0
The Chennai vs Mumbai games have always been close. Apart from being clearly visible in the CSK vs MI head to head numbers, the most recent outing between these two outfits produced a very close and entertaining contest. Even though MI have been able to slightly more ahead with more wins in the 31 meetings, this has always been a tough match to call by the CSK vs MI prediction. Both teams have a team that is quite well-balanced and there are powerful hitters on both teams. Just before the restart, MI and CSK were able to get good performances out of their bowlers. Another match will be played on Monday, the 20th between KKR and RCB.
CSK vs MI Match Prediction & Betting Tips
CSK have the distinct advantage of a well-balanced squad. Even though MI are not far behind on this front, many of the MI players have not featured in a lot of T20 games. This CSK vs MI prediction expects some rustiness within MI.
Deepak Chahar should be able to benefit from the slow surface, which is expected to be competitive at a score of around 170. Chahar has already picked up eight wickets so far. The spinner might cause MI a lot of trouble.
Rohit Sharma was able to come up with 29 boundaries before the season was suspended. He is a strong favourite to finish as the top scorer for MI this season.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.