We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Mumbai vs Chennai Pitch Report for the Match
Batters have enjoyed their time in the middle at the Dr DY Patil Sports Stadium. While teams defending the score have won more games, chasing too hasn’t been much of a challenge. Dew, though, can impact the spinners.
Time: 21 April, 7.30 PM IST
Mumbai vs Chennai Probable Playing XIs
Probable XI for Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis*, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard*, Fabian Allen*, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin/Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills/Rilee Meredith*
Probable XI for Chennai: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali*, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo*, Adam Milne*, Maheesh Theekshana*, Mukesh Choudhary
Power Players for Mumbai vs Chennai Match
After a string of low scores, Ruturaj Gaikwad finally slammed 73 off 48 balls against Gujarat. Interestingly, when Chennai and Mumbai last met in 2021, he also got the Player of the Match award for his unbeaten 88.
Maheesh Theekshana has picked 6 wickets in the last two games. He is at his most effective in the powerplay.
On current form and confidence, Suryakumar Yadav is arguably the best batter in the Mumbai lineup. His scores read 37, 43, 68*, and 52.
Smart Picks for Mumbai vs Chennai Match
Chennai will rely on the death bowling specialty of Dwayne Bravo. He ended up bagging 3 wickets in the last game against Gujarat.
Kieron Pollard is yet to display the pyrotechnics he is capable of. That said, he has scored 102 runs and taken 2 wickets in his last two outings against Chennai in 2021.
In the last four games, Jasprit Bumrah has picked up only one wicket. If Mumbai are to register their maiden win of 2022, they would want their leading pacer to finish with better figures.
Despite batting six times in this edition, Rohit Sharma’s highest score is 41. Moreover, he only averages 28 in 29 innings against Chennai. It is time for the Mumbai skipper to turn things around.
Ambati Rayudu will hold the key in the middle-order. In 2021 at Delhi, he blasted 72* off only 27 balls against Mumbai. Besides building the innings initially, he can also slog in the final overs.
After starting the tournament with a bang (81* and 54), Ishan Kishan has gone off the boil. Despite his recent slump, the explosive opener remains a hot pick in fantasy leagues.
Dewald Brevis has shown great promise in his last few innings. The 18-year-old goes hammer and tongs in the powerplay.
Ravindra Jadeja might be under bowling himself and perhaps batting down the order too, but he has the ability to win games on his own.
Mumbai vs Chennai Match Preview
The two iconic sides have locked horns 32 times, out of which Mumbai have emerged victorious on 19 occasions and Chennai 13. While the defending champions have won just one game out of six, the five-time winners are yet to register a victory in this ongoing edition.
While Chennai are placed No.9 in the points table, Mumbai are reeling at the bottom of the points table. There is little to choose between the two sides and that could make for an intriguing contest.