MI vs CSK Match Prediction– Who Will Win Today IPL Match? IPL 2024 Match 29

Updated - 14 Apr 2024, 06:09 PM

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MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

The El Classico of IPL 2024 is all set to take place on Sunday (April 14), as Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are gearing up for their first clash of the season. MI vs CSK is match 29 of IPL 2024, to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Below is the prediction for the MI vs CSK encounter. 

MI vs CSK Team Analysis

Mumbai Indians

Hardik Pandya is the skipper of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024. After a poor start losing three games, MI has bounced back in the last two clashes winning by big margins. Mumbai accounts for 2 wins out of 5 games. They have an incredible batting unit but lack depth in bowling. 

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad leads Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2024. CSK have won 3 games and lost 2 out of 5. Chennai have won all of their three games at home but lost the two away encounters. CSK have a powerful bowling unit and middle-order batters. Their top order has struggled in most games.

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MI vs CSK Key Factors

Pitch Conditions

Wankhede Stadium is a high-scoring ground in T20Is. Teams often post 200-plus totals at the stadium. Batters enjoy smacking runs at Mumbai Stadium. Seamers and spinners also gain an advantage as the match progresses. However, batters dominate the field. 

Form and Fitness

For Mumbai Indians, there are no cases of injuries among the available players. Vishnu Vinod was replaced by Hardik Desai due to injury. For CSK, Matheesha Pathirana and Deepak Chahar were not part of the last match due to niggles. While Deepak Chahar might make a comeback in the MI vs CSK clash, Pathirana might take more time to arrive on the field. Ajinkya Rahane might be back against Mumbai. 

Tactical Acumen

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians have a marvelous batting unit with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Tilak Varma, Tim David, and Romaria Shepherd. Hence, MI's fabulous depth in batting is their X-factor in IPL 2024. 

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings have an in-form middle order with members like Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, and MS Dhoni. Ruturaj Gaikwad is a powerful opener. Their bowlers have shown outstanding teamwork in bowling. 

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MI vs CSK Match Prediction– Who Will Win Today IPL Match? IPL 2024 Match 29

MI vs CSK Score Prediction

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
MI 200-220 180-200
CSK 200-220 180-200

Players to perform prediction

Mumbai Indians - Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Tilak Varma, are the leading run-getters for MI in IPL 2024. Jasprit Bumrah and Gerald Coetzee have clinched the most wickets for the team. 

Chennai Super Kings- Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Ajinkya Rahane are top run-getters for CSK. Mustafizur Rahman and Tushar Deshpande have grabbed the most scalps. Ravindra Jadeja has been incredible with both bat and ball. 

MI vs CSK Best Batsman Prediction

Who will score the most runs for MI in the match: Ishan Kishan or Suryakumar Yadav

Who will score the most runs for CSK in the match: Ruturaj Gaikwad or Shivam Dube 

MI vs CSK Best Bowler Prediction

Who will pick the most wickets for MI in the match: Jasprit Bumrah or Gerald Coetzee 

Who will pick the most wickets for CSK in the match: Mustafizur Rahman or Deepak Chahar 

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Who will win the Match?

MI vs CSK matches have been always nail-biting ones. It is highly unlikely to predict who will win the encounter. However, Mumbai have an advantage with the home conditions at Wankhede Stadium.

However, CSK has a better bowling unit than Mumbai. The chasing team will get a lot of advantages, therefore, the toss will also play a crucial role in the MI vs CSK clash. 

Conclusion

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are the two strongest and most successful teams in the Indian Premier League with five trophies each. In the last three seasons,  CSK has done a better job by winning trophies twice. Mumbai also looks stronger this season.