The 49th match of the IPL 2023 season, featuring the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) is anticipated to be a highly competitive game, given the current points of both teams in the league. The coin toss is scheduled for 3:00 PM, thirty minutes before the match commences. CSK will return to Chepauk stadium to face MI as they aim to secure a victory and maintain their lead in the playoffs race. A triumph in this match would take them to the top of the points table. Meanwhile, MI will be arriving with confidence after securing two successive victories, thanks to their impressive batting display.
- Match: Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, 49th Match of IPL 2023
- Day: Saturday
- Date: 06th April 2023
- Time: 03:30 PM IST
- Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
CSK vs MI Head-to-Head
In the history of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have played against each other 35 times. Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious in 15 matches, while Mumbai Indians won 20 times till now.
CSK vs MI Last Meeting
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by seven wickets in the 12th match of TATA IPL 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium. CSK's spinners restricted MI to 157/8, with Ravindra Jadeja's 3/20 being a highlight. In response, Ajinkya Rahane scored a quickfire 61(27) to lead CSK's chase, with Ruturaj Gaikwad unbeaten 40* off 36 balls providing support. Despite Piyush Chawla breaking the partnership between Rahane and Ruturaj, they kept the scoreboard ticking and Ambati Rayudu finished off the match with Ruturaj with 11 balls to spare.
CSK made four changes to their side, with Dwayne Pretorius, Sisanda Magala, Tushar Deshpande, and Ajinkya Rahane replacing Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, and Rajvardhan Hangargekar. MI made two changes, with Jason Behrendorff and Tristan Stubbs replacing Jofra Archer and Nehal Wadhera. CSK's win marks their second victory in a row, and they will look to carry this momentum forward in their next game.
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Chennai Super Kings:
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Devon Conway
3. Ajinkya Rahane
4. Shivam Dube
5. Moeen Ali
6. MS Dhoni (C & WK)
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Maheesh Theekshana
9. Matheesha Pathirana
10. Tushar Deshpande
11. Akash Singh
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Mumbai Indians:
1. Rohit Sharma (c)
2. Ishan Kishan (wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Tilak Varma
5. Tim David
6. Cameron Green
7. Jofra Archer
8. Arshad Khan
9. Kumar Kartikeya
10. Piyush Chawla
11. Jason Behrendorff
Chennai Super Kings Top Players
It's worth noting that these stats are from the current IPL 2023 season only, and the top players for Chennai Super Kings may have changed. Additionally, the team has a strong squad with experienced players.
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of CSK:
Mumbai Indians Top Players
It's worth noting that these stats are from the current IPL 2023 season only, and the top players for Mumbai Indians may have changed. Additionally, the team has a strong squad with experienced players.
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of MI:
IPL 2023 Match 49 CSK vs MI Fantasy Team
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad (c)
2. Devon Conway
3. Ishan Kishan
4. Shivam Dube
5. Tilak Varma
6. Ravindra Jadeja
7. Cameron Green
8. Moeen Ali
9. Piyush Chawla (vc)
10. Jason Behrendorff
11. Tushar Deshpande
Captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Due to Ruturaj Gaikwad's consistent performance and significant contributions to the team's total runs in recent matches, it is advisable to consider him as the captain of your fantasy 11 team. This season, Gaikwad has played 10 IPL matches and scored a total of 354 runs. His highest score in IPL is 92. He has not scored centuries as of now and has achieved 2 half centuries so far. He has a strike rate of 145.68 with an average of 44.25 in 268 IPL balls. Ruturaj Gaikwad has hit a total of 42 boundaries in IPL 2023. As of now, he is currently in 5th place for the Orange Cap race of the IPL 2023.
Vice Captain: Piyush Chawla
Due to Piyush Chawla's consistent performance and significant contributions to the team's total wickets in recent matches, it is advisable to consider him as the vice captain of your fantasy 11 team. In the current season, Chawla has claimed 15 wickets in 09 matches, with a bowling average of 17.00 and an economy rate of 07.29. His best bowling figure in this IPL 2023 is 3/22. As of now, he is currently in 4th place for the Purple Cap race of the IPL 2023.
Top Picks – Batsmen for IPL 2023 Match 49
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad: In 43 IPL games, Ruturaj Gaikwad has accumulated 1477 runs. Gaikwad's strike rate in the IPL is 133.1, and his average is 34.34. Over the course of his IPL career, Ruturaj Gaikwad has hit a total of 187 boundaries.
2. Devon Conway: Devon Conway has managed to score 566 runs in 14 innings. Conway's IPL strike rate is 144.3, and he has an average of 40.42. He has hit a total of 79 boundaries in the IPL.
3. Ishan Kishan: In his IPL career, Ishan Kishan has played in 79 innings, accumulating 2156 runs. Kishan's strike rate in IPL is 133.2, and he has an average of 25.66. Throughout his IPL career, Kishan has hit 295 boundaries.
4. Shivam Dube: He has played 40 innings in IPL and scored a total of 924 runs. He has maintained an average of 21.48 with a strike rate of 138.7 in his IPL career.
5. Tilak Varma: In his IPL career, Tilak Varma scored a total of 671 runs in 23 matches. His strike rate in the IPL is 140.9, and he has an average of 29.17. He hit a total of 84 boundaries during his IPL career.
Top Picks – All Rounder for IPL 2023 Match 49
6. Ravindra Jadeja: He has scored 2523 runs in 164 innings with a highest score of 62. Jadeja's IPL strike rate is 127.2, and he has hit 178 fours and 94 sixes, making for a total of 272 boundaries. He has also taken 141 wickets in 186 innings, with a strike rate of 23.53 and an average of 29.93.
7. Cameron Green: He has played in 4 IPL innings, scoring 99 runs. His highest score in an IPL match is 64* and he has not yet recorded a century and one half-century in the tournament. His strike rate is 154.8, with an average of 49.50. In terms of bowling, Cameron Green has taken 2 wickets in 5 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 30.00 and an average of 50.00.
8. Moeen Ali: In 32 IPL games, Moeen Ali has accumulated 698 runs. His highest score in IPL is 93. Although he has not scored a century in IPL, he has managed to hit two half-centuries. With a strike rate of 138.4, he has maintained an average of 21.81. During his 26 IPL innings, Moeen Ali managed to take 21 wickets at an average of 20.66 and a strike rate of 17.47.
Top Picks – Bowler for IPL 2023 Match 49
9. Piyush Chawla: He has taken 165 wickets in 168 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 20.49 and an average of 26.73. He has bowled 3382 balls, including 2 maiden overs, and has taken 2 wickets 28 times and 3 wickets 13 times.
10. Jason Behrendorff: He has picked up 13 wickets in 10 IPL innings, averaging 25.15 and achieving a strike rate of 16.15. He has bowled a total of 210 deliveries without any maiden overs and has taken 2 wickets twice, and 3 wickets once.
11. Tushar Deshpande: He has taken three wickets in five IPL innings, with a strike rate of 34.00 and an average of 64.00. He has delivered 102 balls without bowling any maiden overs, and had taken 2 wickets once.
CSK vs MI Game Prediction
In the ongoing IPL 2023 season, Chennai Super Kings have participated in ten matches, winning five and losing four games and one of the matches has no result. They currently hold the 3rd position in the points table with ten points with the net run rate of +0.329.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians have played nine matches, out of which they have won five and lost four. With ten points, they occupy the sixth position in the points table with a current net run rate of -0.373. So, according to experts at Frolic11 Chennai Super Kings have a 53% chance of winning the game.
Best Batter of the Match
Devon Conway: He is considered the best batter of the match due to his consistent performance in recent games, making a significant contribution to the team's overall run tally. With a total of 414 runs in 10 IPL matches, and his highest score in the IPL is 92. He boasts a strike rate of 144.25, and an average of 59.14 in the IPL 2023 season. He is currently in 3rd place for the Orange Cap race.
Best Bowler of the Match
Tushar Deshpande: He has been consistently performing well in recent matches, making him the standout bowler of the match. In the current season, he has played in ten matches and taken seventeen wickets, with his best figures being 3/45. Currently, he has an average of 21.76 and an economy of 10.78. And as of now, he is currently in 2nd place for the Purple Cap race.
Match 49: CSK vs MI Pitch and Weather Report
The pitch report for the MA Chidambaram Stadium suggests that it is a favourable wicket for the batsmen, with a good pace and bounce. The pitch on this field is usually dry and hard, and it tends to deteriorate as time passes. There is no green grass on the field, making it dry and hard to bat on during the first two innings. Spinners might get some help but overall a balanced pitch for both batsman and bowler.
- 1st Inning Pitch Behaviour: Advantage for batsmen
- 2nd Inning Pitch Behaviour: Advantage for spinner and batsman too
- Initial Ball Movement (1st Inning): Less chance
- Initial Spin Movement(1st Inning): High chance of turn on pitch
- Middle Over: Good pace and bounce pitch
- Due factor: Less chance of due
- Pitch Nature: Dry pitch
While the cricket pitch is typically known to be favourable to the batsmen, it can also offer advantages to the bowlers. During afternoon matches, there can be early seam and swing movements in the ball. Moreover, the pitch is known for its spin-friendly nature, particularly in the latter stages of the game.
According to the weather forecast for May 6th, 2023 in Chennai, the temperature is expected to reach 32℃ at the time of the match, with a wind speed of 11 km/h, 81% humidity and the chance of rain is 60%.
Due to the scorching weather, the pitch has become firm and consistent, providing an advantage for the batsmen to score easily. Despite this, there could be some early seam and swing movements in the ball during the initial phases of the game. As a result, both the batsmen and bowlers may be able to benefit from the playing conditions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
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The upcoming match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians is highly anticipated, as both teams aim to secure two valuable points. Mumbai Indians, who are currently ranked 6th on the IPL 2023 points table, are particularly eager to win this game. While it's difficult to predict the outcome of the match, our cricket experts predict that Chennai Super Kings have an edge and are expected to come out as the victors against Mumbai Indians on May 6th, 2023.