Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians meet after day one
When they first met each other this season, Chennai Super Kings trumped Mumbai Indians to win their first game of the tournament on day one. Since then, the fortunes of the two teams have taken a complete u-turn. Mumbai Indians are near the top of the table while Chennai Super Kings look down and out with outright odds at 41.00 now. CSK’s odds of winning this game stand at 2.35.
Mumbai Indians, despite the disheartening loss in the Super Over to Kings XI Punjab, will know that their season has been spectacular to say the least. Mumbai have fired up in all departments and have been ruthless with bat and ball so far this year. With guys in form and them at the top of the table, their odds of beating CSK this time around lie at 1.55.
Overall record favours Mumbai Indians too
The biggest rivalry in the history of the competition, the contests between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have been outstanding. They have played out some superb matches but the win by Chennai in the first game of this season was a slight aberration, for Mumbai have held the distinction of trumping Chennai quite often of late.
RECOMMENDED BET: MI have better team balance and current form and have odds of 1.55 to win this game
Since 2019 Munbai have beaten Chennai four times with their only loss coming earlier this season. Overall, Mumbai have won 18 matches as against 13 by Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
Keep an eye on…
Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma is yet to take off in his customary fashion this season, but the damage he can inflict is well known. The Mumbaikar can be expected to make a compelling case on Friday when these teams meet.
TIP: Rohit Sharma has come good against Chennai many times and have odds of 7.00 to win the Man of the Match award.
Sam Curran: The England all-rounder is opening the batting and has taken the new ball too and is a definite threat if the ball moves around early on. As someone who can take on the bowling attack too, Curran adds a whole new dimension to Chennai’s game and will be handed a lot more responsibility going forward.