MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in focus as we look at IPL 2023 Match 12 MI vs CSK El Clasico confirmed best playing 11 for both teams.
It’s game 12 of IPL 2023, and we have the Mumbai Indians taking on the Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede. The two most successful sides in the history of IPL face each other in what is called the El Clasico of the IPL. While Mumbai Indians have won the IPL trophy five times, CSK have won it four times.
Come to present, Mumbai Indians haven’t had a good start to IPL 2023 having lost the first encounter against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. At the same time, the Chennai Super Kings started with a loss before winning the close encounter against the Lucknow Super Giants at home.
It’s an important match for Mumbai Indians, who would not want to make any mistakes at their home den. Historically, Mumbai Indians have had a better result against CSK at home. Of the 10 matches these teams have played at Mumbai, MI have won 7 matches and CSK have won 3 matches.
With these two facing for the 11th time at home, MI start as favourites to win the contest. However, don’t discount the strength of the Chennai Super Kings. So, as we wait for the match to begin, let’s look at the best predicted playing 11 for the MI vs CSK El Clasico clash of IPL 2023. Before that, let’s visit the key match details and team squads.
Tournament: IPL 2023
Type: Match 12 – MI vs CSK
When: April 8, 2023 // 7:30 pm IST
IPL 2023: Full Squad Details and Players List for CSK
Batters: Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Bhagath Varma, Ruturaj Gaikwad & Subhranshu Senapati
WKs: Devon Conway (o) & MS Dhoni (c)
All-rounders: Ajay Mandal, Ben Stokes (o), Dwaine Pretorius (o), Mitchell Santner (o), Moeen Ali (o), Nishant Sindhu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shaik Rasheed & Shivam Dube
Bowlers: Akash Singh, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana (o), Matheesha Pathirana (o), Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Sisanda Magala (o) & Tushar Deshpande
Chennai Super Kings’ Predicted Playing 11
The toss may not be having a significant impact on the outcome of the game, but it is definitely the deciding factor in what playing 11 the teams will be implementing. Expect Chennai Super Kings to stick to the same lineup that we saw in the previous game, except for one change.
CSK are lacking quality pace bowling in the powerplay and at the death overs. To negate this issue, expect CSK to unleash the pace of Sisanda Magala. Magala has joined the CSK squad, and with Wankhede pitch assisting pace, he could definitely be a more potent option than Mitchell Santner.
Other than this, CSK should stick to the same group of 10 players while batting and bowling. It should be Tushar Deshpande as the specialist pacer in the playing 11 if CSK bowl first. Whereas while batting first, we should see Ambati Rayudu playing as a specialist batter.
IPL 2023 – MI vs CSK Best Predicted Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings (Batting First):
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni [c&wk], Shivam Dube, Deepak Chahar, Sisanda Magala & Rajvardhan Hangargekar
IPL 2023 – MI vs CSK Best Predicted Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings (Bowling First):
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni [c&wk], Shivam Dube, Tushar Deshpande, Deepak Chahar, Sisanda Magala & Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Top Impact Substitutes: Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Shaik Rasheed & Subranshu Senapati
IPL 2023: Full Squad Details and Players List for MI
Batters: Dewald Brevis (o), Rohit Sharma (c) & Suryakumar Yadav
WKs: Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs (o) & Vishnu Vinod
All-rounders: Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Cameron Green (o), Duan Jansen (o), Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer (o), Nehal Wadhera, Ramandeep Singh, Shams Mulani, Tilak Varma & Tim David (o)
Bowlers: Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff (o), Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Raghav Goyal & Sandeep Warrier
Mumbai Indians’ Predicted Playing 11
Mumbai Indians will be playing at their den, hence the preference would be given to the pace bowlers. Overall, the playing 11 should be the same as we saw in the last match. It had a good combination of pace and spin. So, they should stick to the same 2 spinners and 4 pacers combination.
However, MI would need their star players, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Jofra Archer, and Suryakumar Yadav to come well. All four had a mediocre first outing. But if MI have to win this match, they need to fire well. Other than that, the youngsters will also have to own up to the responsibility.
IPL 2023 – MI vs CSK Best Predicted Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians (Batting First):
Rohit Sharma [c], Ishan Kishan [wk], Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Arshad Khan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla & Jofra Archer
IPL 2023 – MI vs CSK Best Predicted Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians (Bowling First):
Rohit Sharma [c], Ishan Kishan [wk], Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Arshad Khan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer & Jason Behrendorff
Top Impact Substitutes: Suryakumar Yadav, Vishnu Vinod, Sandeep Warrier, Shams Mulani & Jason Behrendorff
Overall, expect the Wankhede pitch to be a run feast. More so to the fact that the Impact Player Substitute rule has made sure teams have a good batting and bowling depth. Hence, the teams are playing more freely from ball one. So, here’s the best fantasy playing 11 that you can use for MI vs CSK Match 12 of IPL 2023.
Top Fantasy Players 11 for MI vs CSK Match 12 IPL 2023:
Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Rohit Sharma & Suryakumar Yadav
Wks: Ishan Kishan
All-rounders: Cameron Green, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Deepak Chahar & Sisanda Magala
CVC Choice: Ben Stokes & Rohit Sharma
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