Match Details for MI vs CSK MyTeam11 Contest
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
19th September, 2020
7:30 PM IST
Preview for MI vs CSK MyTeam11 contest
After all the uncertainties and the postponements, the IPL is finally back. Cricket fans in India are expected to find some relief and respite in these harsh times because of the coronavirus thanks to the biggest extravaganza in Indian cricket. And in the very first match of the IPL, we have last year’s final match-up.
In the final, Mumbai got the better of CSK to secure their fourth IPL win, the highest for any side in the competition. That match went down to the last over when a matured Lasith Malinga spell secured the trophy in their favour.
All eyes will be on Dhoni as he takes to the field once again since that semi-final defeat to England in the World Cup and after his international retirement.
There are no particular injuries to any player in both the squads. However, the availability of Sam Curran and Josh Hazlewood is still a matter of speculation as announcements regarding their quarantine period hasn’t been made yet.
Probable Playing XI:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
MI vs CSK MyTeam11 Teams
Head to Head/Small League
In the small league, the expected playing XI consisting of the best players should be chosen. And as such, assembling the best individuals to ensure maximum quality in all departments will be the right thing to do.
Experimental lineups should be put out for this and since both teams could look to shuffle the pack a little.
MI vs CSK MyTeam11 Top Picks
Shane Watson: Shane Watson came close to pulling off a miraculous final once again. He was unfortunately run out after he scored 80 runs in just 59 balls and he has been a consistent performer in the IPL for most of his career.
MS Dhoni: Dhoni had yet another exceptional IPL last season. He scored 416 runs at a jaw-dropping average of 83.20 and had a decent strike rate above 130!
Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya was on destructive form with both the bat and the ball last season. He had the second highest strike rate after Andre Russell at 191.42 during the tournament.
Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah had yet another spectacular IPL last season. He picked up 19 wickets, the second highest in his IPL career and had an average of 21.52.
MI vs CSK MyTeam11 Captain Picks
Captain: Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni
Hardik Pandya also picked up 14 wickets last season and his best spell was of 3 for 20. Dhoni already holds the record for the most sixes by an Indian in the IPL (209) and heâ€™d like to hit four more to get past De Villiersâ€™ record of 212 sixes!
Vice Captains: Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah
Jadeja scored over 100 runs and picked up 15 wickets at an economy rate of 6.35 last season! Bumrah picked up the most wickets for Mumbai Indians last season and bowled at an economy rate of 6.63.
MI vs CSK MyTeam11 Budget picks
MS Dhoni: Dhoni is one of the best players between both the teams and would be expected to do well. He is available for just 8.5 credits.
Ravindra Jadeja: Jadeja is a brilliant bowler and a reliable batsman can prove to be an important multiplier pick at just 8.5 credits.
Trent Boult: Trent is very impressive in his wicket taking abilities and is available for just 8.5 credits.