CSK is currently at the 9th spot with 4 wins while MI is struggling at the last spot with only 2 wins.
Let’s take a look at the probable playing 11 teams for both sides.
Gaikwad and Conway are in top form and they are doing a great job as the opening pair. Conway is currently having an average of 77.00 and Gaikwad has the highest score of 99 so far, which is highest in the CSK team so far this season.
Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu and Shivam Dube are assigned to handle the middle-order issues of CSK. Shivam Dube has been impressive in the start but was later on rested. He joined the playing 11 again in the last match. Uthappa and Rayudu are having their ups and downs but they will be part of the playing 11.
Ravindra Jadeja got injured during the clash against RCB and he might miss some of the matches and there hasn’t been any update on his recovery yet. Moeen Ali played the last 2 matches after he was rested for a few matches. He has returned as a stronger player. He is scoring runs and picking wickets as well.
Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary and Simarjeet Singh are at CSK’s pace attack while Moeen Ali and Maheesh Theekshana are taking care of the spin attack pretty well. CSK has improved their bowling a lot over the last few matches.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh
Ishan Kishan is regaining his form now while skipper Rohit Sharma is still struggling with the form.
Tilak Varma has impressed everyone and he is expected to perform well in the upcoming matches.
Tim David has come back stronger to the squad now and he is doing a good job as a finisher. Kieron Pollard is seen struggling with his form.
Daniel Sams, Jasprit Bumrah and Riley Meredith are at the pace attack for the MI team. Bumrah picked 5 wickets for just 10 runs in the last match against KKR and Daniel Sams is maintaining a good economy.
Kumar Kartikeya is also impressive so far with 3 wickets in 3 matches.
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith