IPL 2022 MI vs CSK: Clash at the bottom of the points table as we look at the predicted playing 11 of both the teams.
It’s match 33 of Tata IPL 2022, and we have the clash of the bottom wranglers of the points table. Before the commencement of IPL 2022, did you ever imagine two heavyweights, Mumbai and Chennai to be in the situation that they are now? While MI have lost 6 matches in a row, CSK have lost 5 and won just one so far.
So, what has gone wrong for the two teams that have a combined total of 9 trophies with them? Well, partly their Mega Auction performance to be blamed. While CSK had a below-par Auction, MI had mediocre, to say the least. CSK did manage to get a good core, but they also lost good match winners. For MI, however, it was all about Ishan Kishan in the Auction – as if Kishan was the only player available for them in the Auction.
But the main reason why they are at the bottom of the points table is due to their horrible performance. Be it batting, bowling, or below-par performance from key players, MI and CSK haven’t had the best of outings in the 6 matches they have played so far. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Kieron Pollard, and even Ravindra Jadeja have had below-par outings as batters.
With so many negatives for both the teams, the only positive news one can think of is that one of these teams would end up on the winning side in Thursday’s clash. Nevertheless, what inevitable changes will the teams make? Let’s find out the best predicted playing 11 and top fantasy picks for Match 33 MI vs CSK of IPL 2022.
- Type: IPL 2022 Match 33 – MI vs CSK
- When: April 21, 2022
- Where: DY Patil
- Time: 7:30 pm IST
IPL 2022 MI vs CSK: Predicted Playing XIs for Both Teams
Mumbai Indians are currently struggling the most in their bowling department, and it is bound to see some changes in the match against CSK. The first chance that Mumbai Indians could do is to replace Tymal Mills with Riley Meredith. The England pacer has been horrible in the last couple of outings and seems to be bowling without thinking much. It would be finally time to unleash the pace of Riley Meredith.
Apart from this, Mumbai Indians can think of replacing Fabien Allen with Tim David; although the move seems unlikely given that Fabien Allen played only one game, and even though he had a bad outing, he could get a few more changes. Meanwhile, Jaydev Unadkat did well in the two outings so far, so he should continue to feature in the playing 11.
From the team performance standpoint, all eyes will be on Rohit Sharma and his opening partner Ishan Kishan. While Ishan Kishan blazed the tournament on fire with back to back fifties, he has gone quiet in the last 4 outings. For Rohit Sharma, it is finally time he leads from the front. Rohit has got starts in three matches so far, but hasn’t gone beyond that. With CSK being his favourite team, expect him to come good in an almost must-win encounter.
IPL 2022 MI vs CSK: Predicted Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin& Jasprit Bumrah
Similar to Mumbai Indians, one important change that Chennai Super Kings could do is to replace another England pacer, Chris Jordan with South African pacer Dwaine Pretorius. Honestly, Dwaine Pretorius didn’t deserve to get dropped after two good matches. But CSK management thought otherwise. If not Pretorius, CSK should at least bring Adam Milne for Jordan.
From the team standpoint, the form of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali would be crucial. CSK would be pleased to see Ruturaj return to form with a blistering fifty. As they say, form Is temporary and class is permanent. So was the case with Ruturaj. You can’t keep a quality player quiet for long. Similarly, Moeen needs to get back into the groove.
IPL 2022 MI vs CSK: Predicted Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (C), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (WK), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, M. Theekshana & Mukesh Chaudhary
Overall, it may not be a must-win game for Mumbai Indians, but a loss here could mean their campaign is almost done and dusted. With 10 teams participating this year, even 14 points could be difficult for the Playoffs spot. For Chennai Super Kings, they need a win to be in the Playoffs race. A loss here means they will be in the same boat as Mumbai Indians.
Best Fantasy XI Prediction for Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings:
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa & Suryakumar Yadav
Wks: Ishan Kishan
All-rounders: Moeen Ali & Dwaine Pretorius
Bowlers: Dwayne Bravo, Jaydev Unadkat & Jasprit Bumrah
CVC Choice: Rohit Sharma & Ruturaj Gaikwad
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