Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2023, Match 12 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Saturday’s second IPL game takes us to the Back Bay in Mumbai as Mumbai Indians host Chennai Super Kings. The bookies are expecting a very close contest and can not separate the teams! Both have odds of 10/11 (1.91) to win the match.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 12
  • April 8, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The Wankhede Stadium often delivers a healthy balance between bat and ball in T20 cricket. We expect a par score to be no higher than 170 in this game with all bowlers getting assistance from the surface.

This game will be played in less humid conditions than we have seen in other evening games during the 2023 IPL.  There will be plenty of cloud cover which could assist the swing bowlers.

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Predictions

Mumbai Indians will be desperate to put in a more competitive performance after losing by eight wickets, with 22 balls remaining against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 5. However, Chennai Super Kings have already got their first win of the tournament and we are backing them to come out on top in a close game.

Probable 6s

Chennai Super Kings smashed 13 sixes in their win over Lucknow Super Giants in Match 6 with Ruturaj Gaikwad hitting a further four maximums after clearing the boundary nine times in Match 1. The likes of MS Dhoni, Shivam Dube and Ambati Rayudu only know one way of playing in an aggressive Chennai side. Mumbai Indians have their own big hitters in Suryakumar Yadav and Tim David but we see more six-hitting depth in Chennai’s team.

Our prediction: Chennai Super Kings to hit most sixes in the match at 11/10 (2.10).

Probable Wickets

Mumbai Indians picked up only two wickets in their defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore with Arshad Khan and Cameron Green getting a dismissal each. However, Jofra Archer bowled impressively with an economy rate of 8.25. The English pace bowler has a strong IPL record and he should get far more assistance from this pitch than he did in Bengaluru.

Our prediction: Jofra Archer to be Mumbai Indians’ highest wicket-taker at 5/2 (3.50).

Man of the Match

With an average of 74.50 from his first two innings, Ruturaj Gaikwad is the leading run scorer in the tournament so far and looks likely to be in the shake-up for the Orange Cap award come the end of the season. He has batted with real fluency alongside top-level timing and we are backing him to take the Man of the Match Award.

Our prediction: Ruturaj Gaikwad to be the Man of the Match at 9/1 (10.00).

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Preview

This will be the 37th Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings clash with Mumbai Indians leading 21-15 so far. Chennai Super Kings have won only four of the last 15 head to heads between the two sides but are in stronger form.

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in IPL history and their team management will not tolerate too many eight-wicket defeats before looking at making changes to their side. However, there is plenty of talent in their team and we are expecting to see the same XI selected for this match.

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

Chennai Super Kings

It was a high-scoring victory for Chennai Super Kings against Lucknow Super Giants in their last game and we expect MS Dhoni to lead out the same team in this game. The form of Ben Stokes is already causing some concern for CSK fans across the globe but fellow England international Moeen Ali was in great form in Match 6.

Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Once again, the IPL is delivering plenty of entertainment! You won’t want to miss this match and you can watch every ball on the Sky Sports Cricket channel or via Sky Go if you are streaming the game.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)

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