IPL 2018, Match 27: CSK vs MI - Match preview, head-to-head, pitch report & key stats
Previewing the crucial clash between CSK and MI.
The two-time IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings, will contest the defending champions, Mumbai Indians, for the 27th match of the season.
Reigning at the top of the points table, Chennai Super Kings would be looking forward to continuing their dream run in the tournament and move a step closer to the playoffs. CSK would not be looking forward to changing much as they seem to have found their rhythm as well as the right combination.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are languishing at the bottom of the table with just one win in six games. It will prove to be a must-win game for Mumbai if ever they want to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Match 27 Details:
Match Date: 28 April 2018, Saturday
Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
Match Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India
Expected Crowd Turnout: With a weekend clash on the cards, the game is expected to be a house-full with a total crowd attendance of 35,550.
The temperature will be hovering around the mid-30s with an expected humidity of 48%. Thus, it is expected to be a hot and humid evening in Pune. The good news is, rain is to stay away from the match. The weather will be a bit hazy with a total cloud cover of 31%.
During the game against RR, a good batting wicket was on offer. However, the track will assist the spinners as the game unfolds.
CSK 11 - MI 12.
MI have a slight edge over CSK with twelve wins in their pack as compared to eleven wins for the yellow army.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL 2018 Squad:
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, and David Willey.
Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2018 Squad:
Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Akila Dananjaya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, and Adam Milne.
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 27 between CSK and MI:
1 – Shane Watson requires one more wicket to surpass Dale Steyn on the list of IPL wickets. Scalping this one wicket, Shane Watson will become the 13th highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
3 – MS Dhoni needs to effect three more stumpings to surpass Robin Uthappa on the list of most IPL stumpings.
2 – Dwayne Bravo needs two more wickets to surpass Harbhajan Singh on the list most wickets in the history of IPL. Scalping these two wickets, Harbhajan Singh will become the fourth highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
3 – Rohit Sharma needs to hit three more sixes to complete 300 sixes in the history of T20 cricket. He will become the seventh player in the history of T20 cricket to hit 300 or more sixes.
9 – Suresh Raina needs to hit nine more fours to surpass Shikhar Dhawan on the list most IPL fours. Hitting these fours, Suresh Raina will acquire the second position on the list of most IPL fours.