IPL 2020: CSK vs MI- Preview, Head To Head, Prediction & Post Match Review

Before the El Clasico on Saturday we’re lined up with Indian Premier League’s El Clasico round 2 tonight. CSK take on MI at Sharjah Cricket Stadium to stay in the tournament. The first match of IPL 2020 was held between these two powerhouse teams and Chennai managed to win the opener. But since then, CSK’s campaign has hit a near end. They stand at the bottom of the points table and will only hope that they don’t become the first team to be out from the playoff’s race. Failed batting united, expensive death bowling and poor intent in the field have cost CSK their worst performance in IPL history. Its a must-win for Dhoni & his boys if they wish to sail forward in the marquee tournament.

While for the men in Blue & Gold its been a similar story like all their previous years. They are a team that starts slow but ends high. They have the most balanced squad and the players have performed at the top level. It will just be another game for them if they want to make sure they stay in the top 2 positions to play the Qualifier 1. We can expect MI experimenting with the team selection as Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan appeared to suffer injuries in the last game and their non-availability might not be such a bad thing. With just 13 players used from their roster yet, Mumbai wouldn’t mind valuable match practice for those having warmed the bench thus far, especially looking at the business end of the tournament.

Head To Head (29 matches - CSK 12 | MI 17)**

The two teams have faced each other 29 times in the IPL with MI holding an 17-12 win/loss record over CSK

Prediction- Mumbai Indians To Win


This used to be exciting “El Classico” of IPL. Most awaited of the clashes! But, today not many seems to be interested! How time changes!

Rohit is out for the day! Tiwary gets one more opportunity while Pollard will lead for the day. Maybe Kishan will open with De Kock today. CSK has made 3 changes. Watson is out, Chawla is out, Kedar is out. Ruturaj, Jagadeesan and Tahir are in. Let’s see how it works out for them.


The CSK vs MI rivalry is the oldest and fiercest rivalry in the history of IPL.

  • CSK had lost four games to MI last year, including the all important final clash. This year, though, CSK took their revenge and defeated MI convincingly in the opening clash of the tournament.

  • The two teams meet again today although the tables have turned dramatically. While CSK are on the verge of crashing out of the tournament, MI are on the verge of finishing at the top position in the round-robin stage.

  • CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the ongoing IPL with a groin injury, dealing a massive blow to the already struggling side.

Records to look out for tonight

  • MS Dhoni requires 6 catches to complete 100 IPL catches for CSK.

  • Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis need 2 and 1 fours respectively to complete 300 and 200 IPL fours.

  • Jasprit Bumrah is 3 wickets from completing 100 IPL wickets.

  • Kieron Pollard needs 37 runs to complete 3000 IPL runs.


What is happening to CSK? Falling like a pack of cards! We expected a below par perormance, But not this much below!

Losing first four wickets for fewest runs in IPL

2/4 KTK vs Deccan Kochi 2011
3/4 CSK vs MI Sharjah 2020
5/4 RCB vs RR Abu Dhabi 2014


It’s over for CSK!

CSK continue to stay at the bottom of the table. Didn’t ever expect CSK to be in this situation. To bet against odds, I hope to see CSK rise up the ranks in the remaining matches.

MS Dhoni, “Well it does hurt. What you need to see is what is going wrong, this year hasn’t been our year. In only one or two games this year we have batted and bowled well together. Whether you lose by ten wickets or eight wickets it hardly matters. All the players are hurting, but they are trying their best. It doesn’t always go your way. Hopefully in the next three games we’ll try to put our last stand.”


Mumbai Indians hammer Chennai Super Kings by 10 wickets with 46 balls left

  • Mumbai Indians stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and decided to field.

  • Trent Boult (4-18) and Rahul Chahar (2-22) led bowling attack restricted CSK to just 114/9 in their 20 overs.

  • Chasing a small 115-run target, openers Ishan Kishan (68*) and Quinton de Kock (46*) took MI home in just 12.2 overs

Man-of-the-Match Trent Boult (4-1-18-4)