IPL 2023: MI vs CSK, Match 12: Pitch Report, Probable XI and Match Prediction


Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni

Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 12th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday (April 8). While CSK registered a win in their previous game against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Mumbai were defeated by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their opening match.

CSK has played two matches in the league so far and are currently placed at sixth position in the points tally with one win and a loss. Meanwhile, the Mumbai-based side only played a single game and are yet to register their maiden victory in the 16th edition of the IPL.

Ruturaj Gaikwad has been the standout performer for the Chennai-based team, scoring 149 runs in two games for his side and is also the leading run-scorer of IPL 2023. However, CSK’s bowling has been below par in the last two fixtures. On the other hand, Tilak Varma was the only batter to impress from the five times champion MI. Notably, Tilak scored under pressure 84 off 46 balls for his team against RCB.

CSK will look to add two more points to their tally when they meet MI at the Wankhede Stadium. In the meantime, Mumbai will eye their maiden win of the tournament.

Pitch report:

Wankhede Stadium is known for its shorter boundaries and tends to help the batters more as compared to bowlers. The due factor will also play a role in the game and provide the team batting second an upper hand. The average first-inning score at the venue in T20s is 168.

Probable XIs:

Mumbai Indians: 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, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(wk/c), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, RS Hangargekar

Head-to-head record

Played: 34 | MI won: 14 | CSK won: 20 | No result: 0

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • MI wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 45-55
  • CSK total: 185-195

Case 2:

  • CSK wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-45
  • MI total: 175-185

Team bowling first to win the contest.

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