The ‘El Clasico’ of the IPL 2023 has arrived. When Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) square off in Match 12 of the season at the Wankhede stadium on Saturday night, it will be the greatest matchup in the Indian Premier League. CSK has won four IPL championships, compared to MI’s five. The biggest rivalry in this league is between these two teams.
Moeen Ali, an all-rounder for CSK and England, compared this conflict to that between Manchester United and Liverpool in the Premier League. The renowned “El Clasico” of the IPL is considered the MI vs CSK clash in the league. The meeting between La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona FC is called “El Clasico.”
In the past, both Chennai and Mumbai have performed in several timeless games. The stadiums are always filled, and the viewership is at its greatest when these two teams compete. There won’t be any difference this Saturday night.
Predicted XI for Mumbai Indians
The contest will allow for the selection of every MI player. After their opening match on April 2 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, MI had a lengthy rest. Although losing that match, their mind and body would have been revived by the week between the first and second games. In place of Hrithik Shokeen for the CSK game, Kumar Kartikeya would be a decent choice. Last year, he bowled precisely and picked up 5 wickets while playing in 4 matches, which satisfied MI management. He is also a potential impact player.
The debut of Sachin Tendulkar‘s son Arjun, who has been on the team for the past two seasons, is also anticipated by MI fans. In his first game, left-arm medium bowler Arshad Khan gave up 28 runs in 2.2 overs while taking one wicket. Knowing Rohit, he will often give the guys a long run when giving them a chance. Arjun can only take a spot at Arshad’s house. The likelihood of Arjun playing is quite low unless Arshad has a string of terrible performances.
Mumbai Indians (MI) Predicted XI:
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan
Mumbai Indians (MI) Probable Impact Players:
Hrithik Shokeen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Sandeep Warrier, Ramandeep Singh.
Predicted XI for Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni, the captain of CSK, is not a big fan of statistics and matchups. He holds the same group of players helping him win games in high regard. Expect him to play for the Mumbai Indians with the same starting lineup.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Predicted XI:
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, RS Hangargekar
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Probable Impact Players:
Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, Nishant Sindhu