The first IPL 2019 playoff will be a CSK vs MI showdown as both vie for a place in the final. This will be an important game as the winner of this tie automatically goes into the final. The losing team will then play the winner of the Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match for a slot in the finals.
There have been a total of 26 CSK vs MI matches in IPL’s 12-year history. The Mumbai Indians have laid claim to an almighty 15 wins compared to the Super Kings’ 11. However, the Chennai team leads in the high score statistic with a 208-run score compared to Mumbai’s 202. In the lowest score department, MI have 141 compared to CSK’s embarrassing 79. What also plays into Mumbai’s hands is tha fact tjat they have won both their previous encounters in IPL 2019.
Predicted Playing 11
Weather and pitch report
Tomorrow evening’s clash is expected to be cloudy with no chance of rain. The temperature will be around the range of 35°C.
The MA Chidambaram pitch is also expected to be quite slow with a bit of turn. This was seen in most of the IPL 2019 matches there so spinners will have an absolute blast.
Prediction for match result
In all honesty, the edge goes to the Chennai Super Kings owing to their home advantage in this CSK vs MI tie. Chennai have been the strongest team throughout this IPL 2019 season and them topping the league is proof. However, Mumbai have won both their matches in the league stage
With a number of foreign players leaving their respective sides, with an eye on the World Cup, things will be interesting. This CSK vs MI match can go either way and fans will have to wait and see who reaches the final.