The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 41st match on 23rd October when Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK’s agony in the current IPL continues as their lacklustre batting saw them scoring only 125 against RR last Monday, which they also failed to defend. Jadeja was the only batsman scoring past 30. While Deepak Chahar and Hazlewood landed good bowling figures, the overall defence wasn’t enough for a victory.
Full Squad: KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Monu Kumar, Lungi Ngidi, Ambati Rayudu, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson.
Although MI are in their comfort zones with 6 wins, they were shocked by KXIP in a nail-biting double Super Over tie last Sunday. De Kock landed a brilliant fifty, while some big hits were seen from Pollard. Jasprit Bumrah made triple strikes in bowling, while Rahul Chahar secured two wickets.
Full Squad: Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma (c), Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock (wk), Digvijay Deshmukh, Ishan Kishan (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Kieron Pollard, Prince Balwant Rai, Anukul Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.
Waging odds: Chennai Super Kings (2.20) vs Mumbai Indians (1.61)
Chennai Super Kings are priced at 2.20 and are the underdogs. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹220 if they come out as winners.
Mumbai Indians are the waging favourites and are priced at 1.61 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹161.
The two teams faced each other in the inaugural IPL 2020 match, where CSK won by 5 wickets. However, the scenario has changed since then, with MI battling out at the top of the table while Dhoni and co are struggling at the bottom and now with Dwayne Bravo ruled out of the tournament, its a massive blow to the three-time champions.
After a surprising loss against Punjab, the defending champions will bounce back hard to pick up two points, while CSK keeps on making amends for the errors in their game plan, causing them losses one by one.
It will be a victory for Mumbai Indians.