Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Today is the 11th match of IPL 16 series, today match will be played between Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings in mumbai

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, 12th Match

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
      Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians have had a bad start to IPL 2023, but anyone with the slightest knowledge of the game could well say ‘so what’s new about that?’. Over the years, they have had worse beginnings — five back-to-back defeats in 2014, five losses in six games in the next season (which they won) and same again in 2018. Lo and behold, they had eight consecutive losses up front last year.

These are early days in the season and one in one is not a concern for the team management as Kieron Pollard, the batting coach, would have one believe on the eve of their first home game of the season, against Chennai Super Kings. But the devil could be in the details. MI’s “Big Three” Indian batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan – crucial to their campaign, are miserably short on runs.

Mumbai Indians look for first points as CSK travel to high-scoring Wankhede

Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians vs MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. Two teams with contrasting T20 ideologies come together once again for IPL’s El Clasico. Mumbai have always been big on data and match- ups, while Super Kings’ approach is still driven by Dhoni’s instincts. But the absence of key players has taken some sheen off this marquee clash.

Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard will be in the respective backrooms. Jasprit Bumrah is still injured and has been sidelined from the entire tournament. Maheesh Theekshana is yet to arrive. Mumbai will also have to deal with the injury- enforced absence of Jhye Richardson for the entire season. CSK did CSK things at Chepauk on Monday, but they appear vulnerable away from home.

In the season opener against Gujarat Titans, Super Kings dominated the early exchanges before they let the game slip out of their grasp. The arrival of Sisanda Magala, the South Africa and Sunrisers Eastern Cape death- bowling specialist, could potentially give Super Kings’ seam attack the cutting edge it lacked in that match against Titans. Will Magala slot right in? Will Mitchell Santner be benched after impressive spells both in Ahmedabad and Chennai?

Super Kings‘ batting depth- they’ve Deepak Chahar listed atNo. 11- is well- suited to the Wankhede pitch. Mumbai’s batting also drips with power- imagine what Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green and Tim David can do on an easy- paced Wankhede track- but their bowling attack appears light. On the bowling front, this season might be Jofra Archer or nothing for Mumbai.

Toss and Impact Player strategy

Mumbai might once again start with just three overseas players and use powerplay specialist Jason Behrendorff as an Impact Player in place of one of the batters when they bowl. If Wankhede offers some early swing, the Australia and Perth Scorchers left-arm seamer could be a handful against Super Kings’ top order.

Magala, fresh off a maiden ODI five-wicket haul, is likely to start for Super Kings in place of Santner. After helping Super Kings seal victory in Chennai earlier this week, Tushar Deshpande said that he has been working closely with Super Kings’ bowling coach Bravo to expand his range at the death. Deshpande could start if Super Kings bowl first and then Ambati Rayudu could be introduced to replace him as an Impact Player when they bat.

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