IPL 2019, Qualifier 1 – MI vs CSK: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out with a shoulder injury.


After 56 matches, the Indian Premier League (IPL) caravan has reached its business end. Top four teams will fight for the ultimate glory in the playoffs with two of the most successful franchises fittingly kickstarting things in the first qualifier. They also get an extra shot for making it to the finals as the two teams finished in the top two in the points table. The Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will fight it out at the Chepauk on Tuesday.


Though this is the home game on paper for MI as they finished on top of the table, it is just an illusion. There will be a sea of yellow with a little bit of blue in Chennai when the teams will walk onto the field to fight for a place in the final. As far as the team combination is concerned, CSK have been jolted with a blow in the previous game.

Kedar Jadhav injured his shoulder while fielding in the game against KXIP and has been ruled out of the tournament. Dhruv Shorey is expected to replace him in the middle-order. The combinations will change for the visitors as well and they might look to beef up their spin attack a bit.

Match Details

The first qualifier of the IPL between MI and CSK will be hosted by the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai

The match starts at 07:30 PM local time (14:00 GMT).

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

Weather Conditions

It is expected to be cloudy for most parts of the day on Tuesday in Chennai and if the game between CSK and DC is anything to go by, there will be no dew whatsoever. The temperature will hover in the mid-30s during the game and there is no rain in the forecast.

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

Mumbai Indians – W, W, L, W, L

Chennai Super Kings – L, W, L, W, L

Pitch Condition/Report:

As it will be cloudy, the dew is not expected to play its part in Chennai. The pitch turns a lot during the course of the game and the team winning the toss will definitely be looking to bat first.

Average first innings score – 144 – Last six night matches in IPL 2019

Record of chasing teams – Won – 3; Lost – 3

Probable Playing XI:

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis/Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan/Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Bench: Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan/Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy/Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks, Barinder Sran.

Chennai Super Kings

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

Bench: Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeeshan.

Team News:

Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the tournament with a shoulder injury.

Power Picks:

Rohit Sharma vs CSK in IPL:

Innings: 25

Runs: 686

Average: 31.18

50s: 7

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Faf du Plessis, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock

Vice-Captain Options: Krunal Pandya, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir

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

WicketKeeper – Quinton de Kock

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis (C)

All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.

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

WicketKeeper – MS Dhoni

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shane Watson (C), Faf du Plessis

All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya (VC), Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.

Expert Advice:

Shane Watson, apart from one inning, hasn’t played an impact knock this season so far. He can come out with his best in this game. If you fancy the risk, make him captain in the grand league.

Pick as many spinners in your team as you can.

Probable Winners:

MI have always had a lid over CSK and at Chepauk as well. But it is tough to predict a winner for this game. The team batting first will have an advantage.

*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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