IND T20 League 2023, Match 49- CHE vs MUM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

Match 49- CHE vs MUM


Heavyweights Chennai (CHE) and Mumbai (MUM) will lock horns in match number 49 of the Indian T20 League 2023. Chennai’s MA Chidambaram will host this riveting duel on Saturday, May 6. While CHE have registered five wins in 10 games (1 NR), MUM also have as many victories in nine contests. 

The men in yellow will be back to Chepauk to face five time champions MUM as they search for a win to stay in contention for the playoffs. A win here would take Dhoni and co to number one in the league standings. In order to secure a win, CHE will need their bowlers to step up and come up with their A game. Deepak Chahar, who returned from injury, looked jaded in the last encounter. Dhoni would want Chahar to deliver and create serious problems for MUM batters with the new ball. If the pitch is conducive for spinners, CHE just have the right bowlers in their arsenal to exploit the conditions. The spin trio of Mahesh Theekshana, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali, who showed promise against LUC on Wednesday, will look to continue their good show. CHE pacers despite being amongst the wickets have struggled at the death and have thus conceded plenty of runs during the backend. Looking at how MUM has managed to nonchalantly chase down 210+ totals, Dhoni would not want to put his side at risk by asking them to bat first on this ground. In the batting department, CHE have the likes of Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube. They would be looking at utilising the bowling susceptibilities in the MI camp and aim for a much bigger score even if they lose the toss and are put in to bat first. 

The visitors are coming on the back of two consecutive wins courtesy their stellar batting display.  In both games, MUM chased down 200+ totals with ridiculous ease. Toss could play a critical role here given MUM’s current batting form, CHE’s inexperienced bowling, and a decent batting pitch at Chepauk. Tilak Varma and Tim David have proved to be reliable finishers for the five time champions while Cameron Green and Suryakumar can lay a foundation in the middle overs. They will however be concerned about their woeful bowling form and in no way would they look to bat first winning the toss. MUM cannot demand their batters to hunt down 200+ totals in every game. They must realise this and try to bowl their hearts out on Saturday. Apart from Piyush Chawla, no other MUM bowler has looked threatening this season. Ahead of Ind T20 League’s version of EL Classico, let us have a look at how the two teams fare out on Saturday. 


Match Details

Match: CHE vs MUM, 49th Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Saturday, May 06, 2023

Time: 3:30 PM

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai


Pitch and Weather Report

The upcoming match will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, where the home crowd is expected to cheer on MSD and his team. If the pitch conditions favour the spin bowlers, CSK will have an added advantage. So far this season, the average 1st innings score at this venue has been 175 runs. In the previous match held here, PBKS successfully chased down a target of 20 runs

The pitch for the upcoming duel is favourable for batting and offers support to the spinners as well. Although it has primarily been a pleasure to bat on, there have also been instances of low-scoring games on this pitch. The match day is expected to have scattered thunderstorms with a maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius.


CHE vs MUM squads

CHE:  MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Akash Singh, Dwaine Pretorius, RS Hangargekar, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma, Nishant Sindhu

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan, Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Behrendorff, Sandeep Warrier, Vishnu Vinod, Riley Meredith, Ramandeep Singh , Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Duan Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Raghav Goyal


CHE vs MUM Probable Playing XIs

CHE: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

MUM: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Arshad Khan


Match Prediction

It's a closely contested match between two highly successful franchises in the Indian T20 League. Both teams possess a formidable batting lineup with a number of in-form batsmen. Additionally, there are talented finishers on both sides, albeit with limited opportunities for CHE this season. The outcome of the toss could play a pivotal role, as the team batting second could potentially gain a significant advantage. Given their impressive performances at home, CHE are predicted to have the upper hand and are expected to emerge victorious in the match.


Top Fantasy Picks

Devon Conway: With five half-centuries to his name in the current IPL season, he is poised to equal the record for the most half-centuries scored by a Chennai Super Kings player in a single season. Conway has emerged as the top run-scorer for CSK this year, amassing a total of 414 runs at an impressive average of 59.14 and a strike rate of 144.25.

Ravindra Jadeja: He has taken 14 wickets in ten matches with an average of 17.92, a strike rate of 15, and an economy rate of 7.17. Among CSK bowlers this season, he ranks as the second-most successful. His forte is the middle overs, where he has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness by claiming all of his wickets this season. Additionally, he boasts an impressive economy rate of 6.88 during the middle overs.

Tilak Varma: In the Ind T20 League, Varma has faced Maheesh Theekshana 19 times and has not been dismissed, managing to score 26 runs. He has improved his finishing skills in the current season, boasting an outstanding strike rate of 217.5. With a batting average of 45.66 and a remarkable strike rate of 158.38, Varma has amassed 274 runs in nine innings.

Cameron Green: Cameron Green holds the record for the highest strike rate among all Mumbai batters during the powerplay. In nine matches, he has scored 266 runs at an average of 44.33 and a strike rate of 150.28. Moreover, he has also claimed five wickets with an economy rate of 10.2.

Risky Captaincy Choice

With a strike rate of 150, Ruturaj Gaikwad has an impressive record against Piyush Chawla, whereas his strike rate against Kumar Kartikeya has been a little over 135. Gaikwad has scored 354 runs in nine innings, resulting in an average of 44.25 and a strike rate of 145.67.


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