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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 59- Chennai vs Mumbai- Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Report & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

May 11, 2022

It is the second leg of the El Classico of the Indian T20 League 2022 as  Chennai and Mumbai are set to clash in the 59th match of the tournament. In their first encounter this season, MS Dhoni gave a perfect glimpse of his finishing skills as he won the game for his team in a last-over thriller by three wickets. Mumbai's fortress, the Wankhede Stadium, will host the match on the 12th of May. Both teams have played 11 games this season, with Chennai winning four games while Mumbai fetching wins in just two matches.

Team Updates

Chennai

The men in yellow needs to win all of their remaining games to stand a chance for a move into the playoffs. They have not had the best season so far, but they seem to have picked some momentum in recent games. Chennai's bowling has looked a lot better in recent games and they would want to continue doing the same in the upcoming games. The team thrashed Delhi by 91 runs in the last game and will be high on confidence. Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the last game due to a rib injury, might replace Shivam Dube in the upcoming game.

Players to watch out for

Devon Conway- Devon Conway was dropped from the team after the first game but he bounced back with three half-centuries in his next three games. He has scored 231 runs for the team in four games at an average of 77. Conway and Gaikwad at the top have helped Chennai post big totals and the team will expect the same in next game as well.

Maheesh Theekshana- Maheesh Theekshana has been very impressive this season. He has picked up 12 wickets in the eight games at an economy rate of 7.4. The sluggish conditions will also benefit him in the next game.

Probable Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shivam Dube/Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary

Mumbai

This season, Mumbai has not been at its best. Most of their key players, including Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Kieron Pollard, have not had many notable performances. And now, with Suryakumar Yadav being ruled out of the tournament, the team looks even more bleak. The five-time champions, who are out of the competition, would like to win the coming games and end the tournament on a high.

Players to watch out for

Jasprit Bumrah- Jasprit Bumrah had an off-season before his last game, where he recorded his best figures of 10/5 in the tournament. He would now be high on confidence and would want to carry that form in the next game.

Tilak Varma- Despite not having the best performances in the previous few games, Tilak Varma remains Mumbai's leading run-scorer this season. He has 334 runs to his name at an average of 37.11. He also hit a crucial half-century in their last match against Chennai.

Probable Playing XI

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith

Head to Head

Stats Matches Won by Chennai Won by Mumbai No Result
Overall 33 14 19 0
Last 5 Matches 5 3 2 0
Indian T20 League 2022 1 1 0 0
Indian T20 League 2021 2 1 1 0

Pitch Report

The wicket at the Wankhede Stadium has slowed down and the spinners have enjoyed their time in recent games. Wanindu Hasaranga took five wickets in the previous game played here between Bangalore and Hyderabad. Batters will need to spend some time at the wicket before cutting loose.

Match Details

Date- 12th May 2022

Time- 7: 30 p.m (IST)

Venue- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar