The El Classico of IPL might not look the same considering the performances of both the teams in this edition.
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Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings in the 33rd match of IPL 2022 on Thursday at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. MI are the only team to not win a match in the tournament yet. They lost the previous match against Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs after failing to chase a target of 200 runs.
CSK, on the other hand, won their first match of the season against Royal Challengers Bangalore after a dominating batting performance. However, their bowlers again failed to defend the total against Gujarat Titans in the previous match. GT chased the target of 170 runs in 19.5 overs and won the match by 3 wickets. Both MI and CSK would be hoping for a better performance from their bowling unit in this match.
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 33
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: 21st April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
MI vs CSK, Match 33 Pitch Report:
The teams batting first have managed to defend the total in 5 out of 11 matches that have been played at this venue. Hence, the formula of winning the toss and bowling first might not work in this match. In the last game between RCB and LSG, the batters did manage to pile up a good total, but the bowlers received a fair share of help during the entire course of the match. Pacers are likely to enjoy bowling here as the pitch has provided them enough bounce and pace in the last few matches.
MI vs CSK, Match 33 Probable Playing XIs:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills.
Chennai Super Kings
Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.
Top Picks for MI vs CSK Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Top Picks – All-Rounder
Ravindra Jadeja has not come to the party yet with the bat. However, he showed a glimpse of his bowling performance against RCB when he picked 3 wickets for 39 runs.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Dwayne Bravo has been the go-to bowler for Ravindra Jadeja-led team in the death overs. He has proved once again why he is still rated as the best death overs bowler in franchise cricket. Bravo has taken 10 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 18.10, an economy of 8.35, and a strike rate of 13.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Ishan Kishan hit 2 back-to-back half-centuries in the first 2 matches for MI. However, he has not been able to repeat the same performances in the last four matches where Ishan failed to even cross the 30-run mark. MI will need him to fire on all cylinders in this match to have a chance against the defending champions.
MI vs CSK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Shivam Dube||236 runs|
|Dwayne Bravo||10 Wickets|
|Robin Uthappa||197 runs|
|Ravindra Jadeja||5 Wickets 88 runs|
|Ishan Kishan||191 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Shivam Dube (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dewald Brevis, Ravindra Jadeja, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Jaydev Unadkat, Maheesh Theekshana.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Ishan Kishan, Robin Uthappa (c), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dewald Brevis, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Jasprit Bumrah, Maheesh Theekshana (vc).
MI vs CSK Risky Captaincy Choices:
Fabian Allen made his debut for MI in the previous match where he picked one wicket and scored 8 runs. In 70 T20 matches, Allen has made 758 runs at a strike rate of 148.04. However, it is too early to predict if he would be able to copy this performance in the IPL. You can still pick him in your fantasy team, but he is surely a risky pick for the captaincy position.
Ruturaj Gaikwad managed to announce his comeback in the last game. However, it is still a risk to pick him as the captain of your fantasy team. He made 73 runs off 48 deliveries and led the team to a total of 169 runs in 20 overs.
Player you should avoid:
Moeen Ali has failed to pick a wicket in the 5 matches and has not been able to score a decent amount of runs in the tournament. You can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.