IPL 2023 Match 49, Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Match Prediction

IPL 2023 Match 49, Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Match Prediction

The 49th match of the ongoing IPL 2023 will see the finalists of last year take on each other at the Sawai Mansigh Stadium on 6 May.

IPL 2023 Match No. 49 Details

  • Date: May 6, Saturday
  • Time: 3:30 pm IST 
  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Head to Head

  • Last 5 matches
  • Chennai Super Kings 3
  • Mumbai Indians 2

Match Preview

During the day match on  Saturday’s doubleheader, we will get to see the fiercest rivals, Chennai Super Kings meeting Mumbai Indians at the former’s home. The tales of Mumbai and Chennai rivalry date back to the year of the IPL’s inaugural, and needless to say, the CSK vs MI games have always been nothing less than full of thrill and entertainment. CSK, who have been playing well this season, sit at the third spot on the points table, whereas Mumbai Indians with 10 points hang on the fifth spot.

Pitch Report

The pitches at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium have traditionally been quite friendly to the spinners in the IPL, but this season, the trend has changed. The average first innings score at this venue in the tournament has been 163, while in the 2023 season, it has risen to 175. That’s why, it is highly likely that a total in excess of 180 might occur in the upcoming CSK vs MI matchup.

Mumbai Indians  

The captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan haven’t been in the best of form this IPL season for Mumbai Indians, but their lack of scores has been made up by the reliable middle order. The likes of Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, and Tim David have not only scored runs at an impressive strike rate to help MI chase down big totals this year. The bowling performances from Mumbai have been far from ideal, but the emergence of the veteran Piyush Chawla in the scheme of things has been wonderful for the team management.

Mumbai Indians probably Playing XIs

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Ishan Kishan (wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Cameron Green
  • Tilak Varma
  • Tim David
  • Nehal Wadhera
  • Hrithik Shokeen
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Jofra Archer
  • Arshad Khan

Chennai Super Kings

Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been providing great starts at the top of the order for the Chennai Super Kings to get their batting innings going in this year’s IPL. Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube have also been amongst the runs for CSK in the middle order, along with the captain MS Dhoni. As far as the bowling department goes, Tushar Deshpande is picking up wickets for Chennai, while the likes of Mahesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana have been on the economical side of things.

Chennai Super Kings probably Playing XIs

  • Devon Conway
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Moeen Ali
  • Ben Stokes
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • MS Dhoni (c & wk)
  • Shivam Dube
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Deepak Chahar
  • RS Hangargekar