IPL 2020: Match 41, CSK vs MI – MI Predicted Playing XI
Mumbai Indians would want to avenge for the defeat against Chennai Super Kings earlier in the season.
Updated - Oct 22, 2020 8:11 pm
It was a nerve-wracking game when the Mumbai Indians (MI) took on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) a few days ago. For the first time ever in the IPL, the match went into the second Super Over. While it was KXIP who ultimately won that match, MI put up a brilliant effort to take the game that deep.
MI will be playing the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their next game. The Super Kings defeated Mumbai in the tournament opener and they’d want to avenge for the defeat. With a settled and in-form eleven, that shouldn’t be a tough task for Rohit Sharma and his men. Moreover, CSK have struggled in this season and are struggling to find the winning ways. For MI, they would be pondering over making one change to their team for this game.
Here is the Predicted Playing XI for the Mumbai Indians (MI):
Openers (Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk))
With three consecutive fifties in the tournament, Quinton de Kock has been in fabulous form in this tournament. The left-hander has taken responsibility and has got MI off to some great starts. Against CSK, he will have an important role to play once again.
Rohit Sharma, meanwhile, missed out in the last game and got out for just 9 runs. Moreover, he was ill after the conclusion of the previous match and Kieron Pollard attended the post-match presentations instead of him. But he is likely to feature in this game as it is an important one for his team.
Middle Order (Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya)
The troika of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya will handle the middle order for MI. There are reports that Ishan Kishan is unfit and there is a chance that he might miss the game. If he misses out, Saurabh Tiwary will replace him.
Suryakumar Yadav scored 243 runs in 9 matches at an average of 30. While he is hitting the ball well and is in great form, the right-hander has been inconsistent in the tournament. He bagged a duck in the last match and his team will want him to deliver more often. Hardik Pandya will have to take up the role of the finisher.
All Rounders (Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya)
Kieron Pollard did a fair job for his team in the last match in the Super Over apart from scoring a brilliant 12-ball 34 in the first innings. He is in top form and MI will have a lot of expectations on him going forward. Krunal Pandya will be the floater in the line-up. If wickets fall early, he can walk in at five. Otherwise, he will bat down the order and is also an important bowler for the team.
Bowlers (James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah)
James Pattinson could be coming back in for Nathan Coulter-Nile. The former has had a rest for a couple of games and could be back in the mix. Pattinson picked up 9 wickets in 7 games so far in the tournament. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult will be the other two pacers in the line-up. With 15 wickets thus far, Bumrah is in brilliant form. Boult, on the other hand, picked up 12 wickets. Rahul Chahar will be the other spinner in the side and has been doing a decent job. The leggie has accounted for 11 wickets thus far.