MI vs CSK Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 1
MI vs CSK Predicted Playing 11 for Today's Match. Chennai Super Kings takes on the Mumbai Indians in the opening match of IPL 2020. Check out our MI vs CSK team prediction here for IPL 2020 Match 1.
Updated - Sep 19, 2020 7:19 pm
Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings:
Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi
Toss: CSK won the toss and opted to bowl first.
The 1st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. We have got the best MI vs CSK team prediction for today’s IPL 2020 match.
MI vs CSK Match 1 is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
For the first time in over a decade, the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be entirely played out of India. Due to the General Elections, the entire tournament was shifted to South Africa back in 2009. Since then, the league has always been played in India except for a part of the 2014 season which was played in the UAE.
In the opening clash of IPL 2020, the Mumbai Indians will face the Chennai Super Kings. These were the two teams that finished as the finalists in the last season. While the Mumbai team went on to win the title, the Super Kings finished as runners-up. This game, usually, is one of the most anticipated battles in the IPL and there is a great deal of excitement about the match already.
MI vs CSK Match 1 Weather Report
It will be a hot and humid day in Abu Dhabi with gentle winds blowing. The chances of precipitation are almost nil.
The pitch at this venue is a tough one to bat on. The track is quite slow and also there is a good amount of assistance on offer for the spinners.
Average first innings score: 120 (Last three T20Is played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
The players who participated in the recent England-Australia series might not be available for this game.
Ruturaj Gaikwad hasn’t recovered yet for Covid-19 and hence will not be available.
MI vs CSK Today’s Probable Playing 11:
Mumbai Indians Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Bench: Saurabh Tiwary, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, Anukul Roy, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh, James Pattinson, Mohsin Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Mitchell McClenaghan.
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI:
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir/Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur.
Bench: Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir/Lungi Ngidi.
MI vs CSK Top Picks for today’s Dream11 Match:
Hardik Pandya last played a game in September 2019. But he was one of the top performers in IPL 2019 scoring 402 runs and also picked up 14 wickets.
MS Dhoni had a fabulous IPL 2019 where he scored 416 runs in 15 games at an average of 83.
Rohit Sharma didn’t have the best of IPLs last year as he got only 405 runs in 15 games. However, he has been in brilliant form since World Cup 2019.
Shane Watson scored 398 runs in IPL 2019 and played a great knock in the final.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja
Vice-Captain Options – Shane Watson, MS Dhoni, Imran Tahir
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batters – Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson (vc), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya (c), Kieron Pollard
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – MS Dhoni (vc)
Batters – Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Rohit Sharma (c)
All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, James Pattinson, Piyush Chawla, Trent Boult
A player like Ravindra Jadeja can be very useful on the UAE pitches. Hence, you can pick him in any one of your Dream11 Fantasy Grand League teams.
Today’s MI vs CSK Probable Winners:
Mumbai Indians usually start slow in the IPL. Hence, Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this game.