Indian T20 League 2019, Chennai v Mumbai - Dream 11 and Dotball Fantasy Match Tips and Match Updates

Indian T20 League 2019, Chennai v Mumbai – Dream 11 and Dotball Fantasy Match Tips and Match Updates

Challenge for Chennai to break their losing streak against Mumbai at home.

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo: IANS)

Chennai rectified their blip – where they lost two games in a row – by securing a comfortable 6-wicket win over Hyderabad in their previous game to reclaim the top spot on the points table. After playing 5 games at home, they haven’t lost a single fixture and Mumbai will have their work cut out when they lock horns with MS Dhoni’s men at the M.Chidambaram Stadium on Friday.

Rohit’s men faced a defeat against Rajasthan in their last game and will be back on the field after a 6-day break. With 6 wins from 10 games, Mumbai will be aiming to seal their spot in the qualifiers before it gets too late. Having beaten the Chennai outfit earlier in the league, Mumbai have the right ammunition to douse Chennai’s steam.

It is a blockbuster clash on a Friday night with plenty of stars set to be in action making it tough to finalise your fantasy teams. Spin could prove to be difficult to get away yet again and it will be wise to put your money on the experienced ones in the Chennai side, particularly Imran Tahir.

Mumbai’s Rahul Chahar could be an X-factor. Watson’s return to form has solved a lot of issues for Chennai and for users who kept on picking backing him like Dhoni did. This game has all the ingredients to go right down to the wire. Due to their spotless record at home in IPL 2019, Chennai will start as favourites. But if there was one team that can put an end to that streak, it is Rohit’s Mumbai.

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Head to Head: Last 5 games

Chennai: 1

Mumbai: 4

Likely XIs


Wicket-Keeper: MS Dhoni (C)

Batsmen: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu

All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav

Bowlers: Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur


Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard

All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya

Bowlers: Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markhande, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Dotball Prediction:

Dotball team for Head to Head/Small Contests:

Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock

Batsmen: Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma

All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya (C), Shane Watson

Bowlers: Harbhajan Singh (VC), Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah

Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Captain: Pandya has delivered for Mumbai at crucial junctures with the bat and has done reasonably well with the ball too. His quickfire knocks have given Mumbai wheels at the death. In 10 games, Pandya has gathered 241 runs at 40 with a strike rate of almost 190. That is some record. His flawless game against the spinners will put him in good stead in this game.

Vice-Captain: After missing a few games due to illness, Harbhajan was back on the field and celebrated his return with a 2-wicket haul. In 5 games, the Turbanator has 9 sticks to his name at an economy rate of 6.05. He has varied his flight really well to keep the batsmen guessing. Expect him to deliver another telling spell for his side in spin friendly conditions at Chennai.

Fantasy Tips

Suresh Raina finally found some form in the previous game when he struck a breezy 38 against Hyderabad who are known to have one of the best bowling attacks in the league. With Mumbai likely to field two leg-spinners, Raina will look to step up and keep them under pressure by attacking them.

Safe Captain Choices:

Hardik Pandya

Harbhajan Singh

Jasprit Bumrah

Risky Captain Choices:

MS Dhoni

Keiron Pollard

Ambati Rayudu

Dotball Team for Large/Grand Contests:

Wicket-Keeper: MS Dhoni (C)

Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard (VC), Rohit Sharma

All-Rounders: Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya

Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Lasith Malinga

Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Captain: Dhoni’s services wasn’t required in the previous game but will be a handful against the likes of Bumrah and Malinga at the end. His ability to target bowlers and pick his spots can help Chennai gather quick runs at the end. In 7 innings this year, Dhoni as 314 runs against his name at a stellar average of 104.67. The old warhorse is likely to use his good form and produce another masterclass.

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Vice-Captain: The big man hasn’t gotten too many opportunities since his glittering 83 against Punjab two weeks ago. If the top-order gets off to a flier, Mumbai will probably give Pollard a promotion and with it a license to assault the bowlers. His encounter with DJ Bravo will be the one to watch out for.

Fantasy Tips

The battle between Rohit and Imran Tahir will be an exciting one. Tahir has been in wonderful form and will look to exploit Rohit’s apparent weakness against leg spin. Krunal was off to an indifferent start to the season but has picked up pace and could be a key player in this fixture.

Dream 11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No. 1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues

Wicket-keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson (VC)

All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar

Fantasy Tips

Deepak Chahar is enjoying great success and has looked a completely different bowler at the end as he has consistently nailed the yorkers. De Kock’s sublime form this year makes him another player to watch out for in this game.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:

Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni

Batsmen – Suryakumar Yadav, Suresh Raina (C), Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis (VC)

All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Deepak Chahar

Fantasy Tips


Bumrah’s battle with Dhoni will keep everyone at the edge of their seat since he has enjoyed a fair bit of success against the former India captain. His mentor, Lasith Malinga, has been a little expensive but has made up for it by picking wickets.

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