The first game of the month of May is a big grudge match between two of the Indian Premier League’s top sides; Mumbai Indians and the the Chennai Super Kings. Our expert tipster is picking a win for the Mumbai Indians based on both sides’ starts to the season.
Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Live on Sky Sports Cricket
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Mumbai Indians have had a rocky start to the year, while the Chennai Super Kings came back from an opening day loss to go on a three-game winning streak. Royal Challengers Bangalore were big underdogs on opening day when they faced the Mumbai Indians, but they managed to pull off a shock victory that they haven’t quite fully recovered from as yet. Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings have wins over Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings Odds
Mumbai Indians are priced at 5/8 for the win and start the match as favourites, while Chennai Super Kings are 23/20. If you’re enough of a daredevil to back a draw, you’ll get wide odds of 14/1, which we can’t recommend due to the unlikeliness of the result in this sport, including no draws ever in this fixture which has been played dozens of times.
Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings Betting Tips
These sides have faced each other 30 times, of which Mumbai have gotten the better 18 times. In the last three years, the Mumbai Indians have won six while the Super Kings have only won two, so historians may be going for MI here. We’re sticking with our common pick of Rohit Sharma to be the top batsman for MI and our regular recommendation of Faf du Plessis to be man-of-the-match.
Rohit Sharma to be Mumbai Indians’ top batsman – 9/4
He won this market last time out against the Delhi Capitals, as we predicted, so we’re going for Rohit Sharma to be the top batsman for the Mumbai Indians again.
Faf du Plessis to be man-of the-match – 17/2
The 36-year-old South African is one of the best in the world, and many consider him to be the Super Kings’ most impressive player. He’s expected to have a big showing this time out, and we have him as favourite.
Mumbai Indians Squad
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, and Arjun Tendulkar.
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Faf du Plessis, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Hari Nishanth, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni, N Jagadeesan, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhagath Varma, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Harishankar Reddy, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
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*Odds are subject to change.