“MI vs CSK Rivalry Unleashed: Mumbai Pitch Analysis and Weather Forecast for IPL 2024”

Live Score Update: MI vs CSK in IPL 2024: Hardik Pandya’s Mumbai Indians are set to clash with Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium this Sunday.

MI vs CSK, Match 29 of IPL 2024, unfolds as Mumbai Indians (MI) welcome Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 14 (Sunday), with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 pm IST.

Two of IPL’s most successful franchises, both boasting five titles each, are experiencing significant leadership transitions. Hardik Pandya has assumed the reins from Rohit Sharma at MI, while Ruturaj Gaikwad has succeeded Dhoni at CSK. However, despite these changes, there’s nothing to indicate that their fierce rivalry will undergo any shift.

CSK will also be banking on their recent track record against MI — four wins in the last five matches, including a convincing seven-wicket victory at this venue last season — to bolster their confidence.

Predicted Playing XI for the IPL 2024 clash between MI and CSK:

Mumbai Indians Probable 11: Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee, Akash Madhwal, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan(wk), Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya©, Tim David

Impact Subs: Piyush Chawla and Nehal Wadhera

Chennai Super Kings Probable 11: Ruturaj Gaikwad©, Rachin Ravindra, Sameer Rizvi, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(wk), Shardul Thakur, Maheesh Theekshana, Mustafizur Rahman, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell

Impact Subs: Maheesh Theekshana and Sameer Rizvi

MI vs CSK Head to head in IPL history

In their limited encounters of only three matches, Chennai has maintained dominance, emerging victorious in all encounters against Mumbai. However, with Mumbai yet to secure a win against their rivals, they aim to turn the tide in their favor as they host Chennai. In the broader spectrum of the IPL, Mumbai Indians hold a slight edge with 21 wins out of 38 matches played, while Chennai Super Kings have secured victory in 17 encounters.

pitch report for MI vs CSK

“The Wankhede Stadium pitch has consistently favored batsmen, offering them ample opportunities to score runs without facing significant challenges. In the past three matches at this venue, batsmen have found it relatively easy to accumulate runs once they settle in. As a result, for this upcoming game, Mumbai is likely to encounter another batting-friendly surface. Captains winning the toss may prefer to field first to take advantage of any early assistance for the bowlers before the pitch settles into its rhythm of high-scoring encounters.”

Mumbai weather forecast

According to accuweather.com, Mumbai can expect clear skies on April 14, with temperatures ranging from 31 to 28 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels will rise gradually from 33 percent at 7 pm to 50 percent by 11 pm IST.

MI vs CSK Squads:

Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Romario Shepherd, Hardik Pandya, Gerald Coetzee, Kwena Maphaka, Shreyas Gopal, Nuwan Thushara, Naman Dhir, Anshul Kamboj, Mohammad Nabi, Shivalik Sharma, Luke Wood, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod, Arjun Tendulkar, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera

Chennai Super Kings Squad: MS Dhoni, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Chowdhary, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avanish Rao Aravelly, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube.

MI vs CSK livestreaming details

Catch the MI vs CSK IPL 2024 showdown streaming live on the JioCinema App and airing on the Star Sports Network on April 14, Sunday, starting from 7:30 PM IST.

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