Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, MI Playing 11 vs CSK (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 33, MI vs CSK. In the 33rd match of Indian Premier League 2022, Mumbai Indians (MI) will play against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday (21st April, 7:30 pm). Rohit Sharma will lead the MI side while Ravindra Jadeja will be leading CSK in the exciting fixture of IPL 2022.
Mumbai Indians are the only team this season who are eluded of a win. The 5-time IPL champions have played 6 matches and lost all of them. One more loss will result in early elimination from the playoffs race. Skipper Rohit Sharma is completely out of touch and his bowlers including pacer Jasprit Bumrah have been under the pump in almost every game.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are two of the most successful teams in IPL history, however, this season has been nothing but a nightmare for the two teams. MI is yet to get going on the points table, on the other hand, CSK has managed only a solitary win from 6 games so far. Both teams are in desperate need of a win.
For Mumbai Indians, big names like Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ishan Kishan have failed miserably. Dewald Brevis from the last two games, and the evergreen Suryakumar Yadav have been the only positives for a struggling Mumbai Indians outfit so far.
Record IPL champions Mumbai Indians occupy the last 10th place in the points table as the only team without registering a single point. Their net run-rate reads –1.048, and only a miracle can take them through to the playoffs now, with eight out of eight wins needed.
MI suffered an 18-run loss in their last fixture against Lucknow Super Giants. Their bowling was all over the place yet again, barring Jasprit Bumrah as they conceded as much as 199/4, with LSG skipper KL Rahul scoring a magnificent century for Lucknow. Chasing the target, MI openers failed yet again while Proteas star Dewald Brevis continued to impress with his strokeplay, smashing 31 off 13.
Suryakumar Yadav scored 37 off 27, while Kieron Pollard (25 off 14) and Jaydev Unadkat (14 off 6) kept MI’s hopes alive but MI eventually fell short. Changes aplenty are expected for Mumbai Indians. We might see Aussie pacer Riley Meredith getting a nod ahead of England pacer Tymal Mills in this game. Also, there is a chance for spinner Mayank Markande to make a return to MI’s XI after 4 years at the expense of Murugan Ashwin who has been good in bits and pieces.
The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan must get their acts together and set up a good opening wicket stand against CSK. The middle-order has done well for the side, and they would look for runs again from Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, and Tilak Varma.
Fabian Allen coming into the side has added to its depth and he would need to fire all cylinders along with out of form Kieron Pollard in this game. Tilak Varma and Jaydev Unadkat will have to get early wickets as the Chennai Super Kings have a strong batting line-up. The side would however be worried about the form of other bowlers who have failed to trouble the opposition batsmen so far.
Jasprit Bumrah, Murugan Ashwin, and Tymal Mills have leaked runs and the side would need them to deliver in this do-or-die game. Fabian Allen will have to bowl good spells in the middle overs for the side to overcome the challenge thrown at them by the CSK batsmen.
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, MI Playing 11 vs CSK (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 33, MI vs CSK
Rohit Sharma (C)
Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batter and a right-arm orthodox spinner. He played for the now-defunct Deccan Chargers from IPL 2008 to 2010 before joining the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2011 auction. He has since gone on to become Mumbai Indians captain, winning 5 IPL Titles and 2 Champions League titles at the helm.
He is newly appointed India’s current all-format captain. He has scored only 114 runs playing all 6 games averaging only 19 in IPL 2022 but needs to fire in the upcoming games if Mumbai Indians need to keep their hopes to qualify for playoffs alive.