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Chennai vs Mumbai Indian T20 League: First Games by Paytm fantasy cricket tips and tricks, prediction and likely XIs

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Average score at venue (1st inns): 166

Win percentage while batting first: 39.22%

Pitch conditions:

  • The pitch can be expected to be a batting-friendly surface with recent matches witnessing competitive scores being scored by teams batting first. 
  • The venue — Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai — doesn’t support teams batting first or second. The winning side would eventually have done things right, or better, in order to emerge victorious. 
  • The fast bowlers have 68.81% of the wicket-share at the Wankhede, which is down to 31.19% for the spinners.  

Weather prediction

It will be a cloudy day in Mumbai on Thursday with the temperature remaining static at 32°C for the majority of the day, which will drop down to around 30°C during the match hours. The humidity levels will be around 75%. 

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):

Matches played: 33

Chennai won: 14

Mumbai won: 19

No result: - 

Top 3 players from Chennai: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali 

Top 3 players from Mumbai: Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David 

Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):

Top 5 players from Chennai: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube 

Top 5 players from Mumbai: Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Daniel Sams

Q & A

Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?

In the last 5 matches played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, teams have been able to cross the 150-run mark in both first and the second innings on 9 out of 10 occasions. The pitch seems to have eased out and remains conducive for batting, which means that adding more to the batting department will be the right approach for making the fantasy cricket playing XI, while fast bowlers should be given preference above the spin bowlers for the match to be played on Thursday night.

Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?

Even though Mumbai and Chennai have been at the bottom of the points table for Indian T20 cricket League 2022 tournament, there is still a lot that separates the two teams. For the reason that Chennai have recorded 4 wins out of 11 matches and have lost 7, the M Dhonii-led team can be described as the stronger side in comparison with 5-time title winners Mumbai who have recorded only two wins while have lost as many as nine matches. But these teams are out of the race to the Indian T20 cricket League 2022 playoff, but they will take this opportunity to revive old rivalry and make statements against each other.

MORE INFORMATION: The road to the knockouts round which will feature 4 teams as usual finished for Mumbai long ago, and the same has been the fate of last year’s winners Chennai, who have been the second-worst team in the competition after Mumbai — it is going to be a battle for wooden spoon between those who teams who have been the most successful in the competition so far and share 9 out of 14 titles between them. The outcome of the contest may have no bearing on the race which is intensifying between the rest of the 8 teams or so, but it still promises to be an enthralling watch as Chennai and Mumbai never fell short of giving their best when they are facing off. 

PLAYERS’ FORM: It has been a season to forget for Mumbai — all that could go wrong has gone wrong. Their run-machine captain R Sharma doesn’t have a fifty to show yet. Ishan Kishan has been misfiring. Suryakumar Yadav has exited the competition. Kieron Pollard is enduring a horrendous season — one that may drive him out. Jasprit Bumrah has blown hot and cold. The scene in the other camp is not too different. Ruturaj Gaikwad took more than 6 matches to show up. Devon Conway has breathed a new life in Chennai’s batting but the others in Robin Uthappa and Ambati Rayudu are yet to fire consistently. Moeen Ali hasn’t been in form either, just like Dwayne Bravo or Ravindra Jadeja. 

Changes in squad (if any): NO

LIKELY XIs:

CHENNAI: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, M Dhonii (c&wk), Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary. 

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

FANTASY XI: Devon Conway (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, R Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali/Daniel Sams, M Dhonii (wk), Maheesh Theekshana, Jasprit Bumrah, Mukesh Choudhary, Riley Meredith.

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