Chennai Super Kings(CSK) are set to face Mumbai Indians(MI) in the 59th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) on Thursday, May 12 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings:
Chennai Super Kings(CSK) managed to produce a scintillating performance against the Delhi Capitals in their previous game and have still kept their hopes alive in the tournament. With four wins in 11 games, CSK are currently at the ninth position in the points table. If they manage to tally a win in this match, then they will climb to the 6th position. There have been some concerns regarding Ravindra Jadeja, who reportedly has been released from the team “on medical advice” after a rib injury. He is to be ruled out for the remainder of the season which is a major blow for the Yellow Army.
Mumbai Indians. on the other hand, will be heading into the match after suffering a loss against the Kolkata Knight Riders. They have tallied just two wins in the campaign and are already out of the race for the playoffs. The Rohit Sharma-led side will be looking to end the remaining games on a high and they are likely to make changes as well. Suryakumar Yadav is out of the tournament with an injury. Dewald Brewis is expected to be back in the XI at the expense of Ramandeep Singh.
WAGING ODDS: CSK (1.83) Vs MI (2.00)
CSK are the favorites and are priced at 1.83, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹183.
MI are the underdogs and priced at 2.00 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹200.
The surface is expected to assist the batters and they are likely to pile up a huge total. However, the pitch might become slow during the second innings and spinners are likely to get the support in the outing. With the recent win, CSK would be eyeing to keep their hopes alive to reach the top 4. While it looks a bit difficult at this stage, they would give their all against MI and the Yellow Army are likely to pick up the win.
Prediction: CSK to win the match.