MI VS CSK PREVIEW
The Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are two of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League’s history, and few would have predicted that they would be wallowing around the bottom of the points table in the current season. Both of these teams have had a dismal tournament thus far, and a miracle would be required to turn things around now. However, sometimes all a team needs is a win to turn their fortunes around, and that is exactly what they will be striving for in their next match.
In what will be both teams’ next assignment, Chennai Super Kings will face Mumbai Indians. We’ve seen these two teams duke it out at the top of the table before, but this time it’ll be a fight to get out of the pit. Both of these teams have struggled so far in the competition and will be anxious to get two points today.
The match between MI and CSK will take place at the D.Y. Patil International Cricket Stadium in Mumbai on April 21, 2022, and it promises to be a thrilling encounter.
We haven’t seen the Mumbai Indians in such a precarious scenario before, and even when they have, they have always managed to bounce back into the thick of things and qualify. At this point, however, a position in the next round appears to be a long shot. To have a decent chance of qualifying, they would have to win all of their remaining matches, and considering their recent results, few would bet on that probability right now.
Mumbai Indians are now ranked last in the points chart and are still looking for their first win. Not only that, but they have a -1.048 net run rate, which they would like to improve in addition to scoring some points.
Mumbai Indians have not been utterly outplayed by their opponents. It’s just that the Mumbai Indians haven’t taken the final step in handling pressure situations. It hasn’t helped their argument that Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan haven’t performed well for them. Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Verma have performed admirably in the middle order, which is arguably the only thing that has kept their chances alive after a poor start.
We’ve also seen them make a bunch of errors in the bowling department, which isn’t typical of the Mumbai Indians. With the exception of Jasprit Bumrah, none of their bowlers have appeared sharp enough to cause any problems. As a result, the opposing batsmen have been able to securely play him out and target the other batsmen. Mumbai Indians are in a bad spot, owing mostly to the performance of their bowlers, and bouncing back will necessitate some significant adjustments.
We expect Tymal Mills to miss the next match, and the same might be said for Murugan Ashwin, who will be replaced by Mayank Markande. The batting, on the other hand, has looked settled, albeit not doing as well as it could. In this forthcoming encounter, Mumbai Indians will have to play out of their skins, and if they are able to do so, Chennai Super Kings will have their job cut out for them.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings had a start that was strikingly identical to Mumbai Indians’, but they managed to squeak by with a win, putting them slightly ahead of Mumbai Indians in the standings. Although they are still a long way from announcing their candidacy for a position in the next round, they are well aware that another couple of victories will put their campaign back on track.
Chennai Super Kings are currently at second from the bottom of the points standings, having won just one of their six matches. Apart from one encounter, they have fought hard in practically every match and will need a final push to turn their defeats into victories in the future. They currently have a net run rate of -0.638 and would like to enhance it in the future.
They were in a position to dictate terms in the previous encounter as well, until Chris Jordan botched it with the ball. However, regardless of whether they are batting first or bowling first, this has been their problem this season, as they have struggled to get quality overs towards the back-end of innings.