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Updated: 8 April 2023

IPL 2023 El Clasico MI vs CSK: Date, Time, Probable Playing 11, Pitch Report, Head-To-Head, And Squads. The second week of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), will start on April 8 with the first encounter of the day between RR vs DC. In the second match of the day, Rohit Sharma will be up against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. These two are the most successful teams in the history of the IPL. The match between these two teams is always a high-octane encounter, filled with excitement and drama. This match between two old rivals is termed El Clasico of the most popular cricket league in the world, IPL.

Chennai Super Kings boast start cricketers in their squads like MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Alia and Ben Stokes. They lost their first game of the season against defending champions Gujarat Titans, however, the men in yellow returned on the winning ways in their next game against Lucknow Super Giants.

On the other hand, five-time IPL winner Mumbai Indians (MI) look depleted to injuries to key players like Jasprit Bumrah. Also, there is an absence of experienced players in the Mumbai Indians squad. They suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in their first game of the season. They would like to register their first win in IPL 2023.

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MI vs CSK Match Details

Match: Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Day & Date: Saturday & April 08

Time: 07:30 PM IST

MI vs CSK Head-To-Head Record

MI and CSK faced each other 34 times in the tournament history. Mumbai Indians have the upper hand over CSK by securing 20 wins in those 34 encounters; whereas the men in yellow beat MI 14 times. Both teams would like to add one more win to this record.

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MI vs CSK Pitch And Weather Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai always favours batsmen, we can see a high-scoring match between these two giants. Also, this pitch will offer some help from spinners too.

MI vs CSK Prediction:

Chennai Super Kings would likely to win this high-pressure game as they have experienced players in their squad. The experience of Dhoni, man in form Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ben Stokes, Jadeja and Moeen Ali can play a key role in this encounter. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians look light on experience.

Injuries to key players are responsible for the depleted MI side in this season of IPL. However, youngsters like Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera performed well in their first game of the season. Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians would like to secure their first win in IPL 2023.

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MI Vs CSK  Probable Playing 11

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk),  Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Arshad Khan, P Chawla, Jofra Archer, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma

Impact Player: Kumar Kartikeya

Chennai Super Kings: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, A. Rayudu, R Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shivam Dube, RS Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar.

Impact Player: Tushar Deshpande

MI Vs CSK Full Squad

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Arjun Tendulkar, Akash Madhwal, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Raghav Goyal, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Sandeep Warrier, Dewald Brevis, Ramandeep Singh, Tristan Stubbs, Shams Mulani, Kumar Kartikeya

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (wk/C), Devon Conway, Matheesha Pathirana, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Simarjeet Singh, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma, Akash Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Deepak Chahar