IPL 2019, Match 44 – CSK vs MI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

IPL 2019, Match 44 – CSK vs MI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

MI got the better of CSK at the Chepauk in all their last four meetings at the venue.


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Chepauk and almost sealed a berth in the playoffs for this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). MS Dhoni & Co. lost two games in a row but came out firing on all cylinders to thump the Orange Army at their home where they were unbeaten this season before that. The table-toppers will next play Mumbai Indians (MI) tomorrow.

On the contrary, Mumbai are placed third on the points table with six victories from 10 matches, however, defeating CSK in Chennai won’t be a cakewalk by any means. Nevertheless, having lost to MI in their previous meeting, the Super Kings would be well aware that Rohit Sharma’s men would come hard at them once again. In fact, CSK last defeated Mumbai at the Chepauk way back in April 2010.

Match Details:

The 44th game of the IPL between CSK and MI will be hosted by the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (14:30 GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).

Weather Conditions

According to Accuweather, the temperature will hover between the 30 and 31-degree Celsius from 8 pm until the end of the game. The humidity will be on the higher side with the numbers extending up to the 79 per cent mark. There will be a large amount of dew and yet again, the team batting second will have the advantage. There will be cloud cover, but it won’t convert into a downpour.

Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)

Chennai Super Kings – W, L, L, W, W

Mumbai Indians – L, W, W, L, W

Pitch Condition/Report:

A couple of days ago, the Chepauk hosted its first game in two weeks and it turned out to be a belter. In the first few games, the track assisted the spinners and run-making was an arduous task. The deck in the next game is expected to be better for batting.

Average first-innings score: 132 in 4 Night IPL matches in 2019

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1

Probable Playing XI:

Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Bench: Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Sam Billings, Karn Sharma.

Mumbai Indians

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting/Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench: Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Jason Behrendorff, Ben Cutting/Ishan Kishan, Alzarri Joseph

Team News:

Beuran Henricks comes in as a replacement of Alzarri Joseph.

Power Picks:

Dwayne Bravo versus MI in the IPL: 16 matches 28 wickets 16.25 average 12.2 S/R.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Quinton de Kock, Shane Watson, Rohit Sharma

Vice-Captain Options: Hardik Pandya, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina

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

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

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

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


Expert Advice:

Pick more batsmen, including all-rounders who bat higher up in the order, keeping in mind the nature of the strip.

Probable Winners:

The team, batting second is expected to win this encounter.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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