Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will compete with Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match 59 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.

The two heavyweights in the cash-rich league have had a disappointing run in the fifteenth season. While the five-time winner MI are already out of the playoffs race, defending champions CSK have some outside chances to stay alive in the 10-team competition.

Despite their poor performance in IPL 2022, the two teams did produce a thriller when the last time they locked horns. CSK skipper MS Dhoni had turned back the clock to take his side home adding more excitement to the classic rivalry.

Pitch report:

The track at Wankhede generally offers decent support to seamers, but the quickness in the surface helps batters pile up a big total as well. Dew is likely to make its impact, pushing captains to bowl first after winning the toss.

Head-to-head record:

Played: 33 | CSK won: 14 | MI won: 19 | No result: 0

Probable XIs:

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh/Anmolpreet Singh, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Karthikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

CSK wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 40-50
MI total: 160-170

Case 2:

MI wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 45-55
CSK total: 165-175

Team batting second to win the contest.

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