About the Match
The match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be played at Wankhede Stadium on 10th May, with the home team regaining confidence with 2 successive wins and 4 points on board after 7 matches and Chennai Super Kings having 12 points from 8 matches. The Super Kings would not like to slide down in their reputation and position on top whereas the home team would like to consolidate further after rediscovering their form and will like to continue with their winning momentum. It’ll surely be an interesting match at the Wankhede, with the match likely to go down to the wire.
The story has changed for the Mumbai Indians after they returned from the overseas schedules with 2 wins from 2 matches and both wins being very convincing, against formidable teams Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The present match against Super Kings is a challenging one as they are against a team that’s just lost the match against Kings XI Punjab, failing to achieve a tall target. The top order is in form laying a good foundation with openers doing their job and the batsmen down the line are delivering with Rohit Sharma regaining his lost form. Bumrah and Suyal are able to find their rhythm in opening the bowling attack, with Malinga and Harbhajan sharing responsibility and all others lending a helping hand on the field for the cause of the team. Their determination to perform in front of the home crowd and the will to deliver like true champions has helped them raise their level of the game and find all-round improvement.
Chennai Super Kings
They have suffered two humiliating defeats at the hands of Kings XI Punjab, once defending a huge total and the next while chasing a much more formidable target; both being the only 2 matches with 200+ targets and these losses being the only two they have suffered in the tournament so far. They struggle to find answers to tackling the Kings XI but may do so in the possible clashes ahead, while not losing sight of the matches in hand. Especially so because Mumbai is showing signs of recovery and redeeming their reputation as reigning champions of IPL. They lost hard while chasing the target and the in-form McCullum running himself out due to superb fielding by Johnson; the loss of momentum by the dismissals of two hard hitters led to a slow run chase and hence the loss by 44 runs. Du Plessis, Raina and Jadeja are able to contribute with Dhoni in good form; the bowlers must forget the recent loss and harness their wherewithal to destroy the dreams of the opponent, in order to stay in the top.
Both teams are well placed, one with its known form, might and performance and the other due to the rediscovered talent and the will to deliver. The contest is wide open however with their determination Chennai Super Kings are favored to win the contest.
Chennai Super Kings, 1.72 @ TitanBet