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IPL: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Predictions



The 59th match of this edition is between the former champions and old rivals Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

Usually, whenever these two teams cross each other, it is deemed as a very crucial match mostly in the knockout round.

But this time, the scenario is altogether different.

Both teams have had a very ordinary tournament considering the fact that both Mumbai and Chennai have won the most IPL titles and are two of the strongest contenders of title in almost every season.

However, this year will be a year to forget as Mumbai is already out from the race of play-offs, having just 2 wins so far in the season.

While Chennai might hope somewhere that they still can go on to the next round but the odds are very much against them.

Mumbai will be playing this game for their pride while Chennai will battle out every possibility to reach the play-offs round which seems very unlikely.

Chennai Super Kings will be without their new Captain Ravindra Jadeja as he has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to an injury.

So, MS Dhoni will be back in the skipper colours and we might see old Chennai roaring out like they have done over the years.

Chennai have found a solid opening pair in the form of Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

The pair already has 2 century stands in only 4 games so far and Chennai will be eyeing the prospects of next year’s IPL with this pair.

Their bowling has been above par this season but as their campaign comes near its end, Mukesh Chowdhury seems to hit the right lengths after having an off season for the most part.

Mumbai Indians will miss Suryakumar Yadav surely after he caught an injury against Gujarat Titans.

As mentioned earlier, Mumbai will be playing for their pride as their last matches gives them opportunities to test their bench strength and formulate a future course of action.

Uncapped South African Tristan Stubbs and Basil Thampi can be tried out.

Kieron Pollard did not have a great IPL this year as his strike rate of 107.40 may indicate and considering the fact about what kind of an impactful player he is.

Match details

Venue: Wankhede Stadium Mumbai

Date: 12th May 2022

Time: 7:30 pm IST

Head to head past record:

Old rivals Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have played 33 matches against each other so far.

Out of which, Mumbai have the lead with 19 wins while Chennai won 14 matches.

In IPL 2022 so far, CSK has beaten MI in their first encounter.

Probable Playing 11 – Chennai Super Kings:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary

Probable Playing 11 – Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (capt), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs/Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi/Riley Meredith

Star bowler of the match:

Jasprit Bumrah

Star batsman of the match:

Devon Conway

Who will win?

This match can be very explosive or quite dull given the state of conditons both teams are in at this point of the tournament.

A win for Mumbai can only redeem their horrid run this year whereas a win here for Chennai will keep their hopes alive of the play-offs.

Given the state, Chennai walks in this team in a dominating position despite missing Jadeja.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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