Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Picks, Prediction, and Odds
On 4th April, the IPL extravaganza will begin with its season five with two of the best sides competing in the opening game. While Mumbai Indians would try to upset the two times and defending champions, the kings would love to win the first step and make the home crowd go back happily. Though some look forward to this match as a competition between big names in the game, one really can not underestimate the potential that domestic lads have. On a good note both the teams would want to see the toss going in their favor so that they can implement their plans and then hope it to work as desired.
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Chennai super kings are known to be the most balanced side in the tournament as they have all types of players required to win and wipe out the opponents. The only department of concern for the kings has been the pace attack right from the first season, but even this seems to be solved this time with the arrival of Aussie quick Ben Hilfenhaus. While Mike Hussey promises to give them a good start and then hard hitting Bravo, Dhoni and Raina can make the run-rate climb higher in a matter of few overs. Adding to their dominating brigade there is also newly signed and this T20 specialist Ravindra Jadeja who is capable of making a quick twenty-thirties and bowling a tight line.
With the newly appointed captain Harbhajan Singh and the immense experience of Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai Indians would wish to take the crown from the superkings this time. Having Tendulkar and most probably Richard Levi to open with the likes of Pollard and Rohit Sharma down the order, no team can think of any total as a winning one. And talking about the bowling the duo of Munaf Patel and Lasith Malinga can prove lethal again both with new and older ball. The only cause of concern for the Indians was a good wicketkeeper which also has been blown apart with the incoming of aggressive and talented Dinesh Karthick.
» Odds and Sports Betting Line
- Mumbai Indians: -110
- Chennai Super Kings: -110
» Free Prediction
With both the teams having a near to ideal line up, Chennai Super kings do have an edge over the Mumbai Indians for being the most consistent team of the tournament. Also the records go in favor of Chennai with having the best knowledge of their home conditions. Considering above factors, I'd go with Chennai Super Kings.
- Pick: Chennai Super Kings -110
» Man of the Match Prediction
Amongst all the big names Dwayne Bravo has the best chances to be man of the match, thanks to his devastating batting abilities, batting abilities and above all the high flying fielding. Dwayne Bravo is my choice for Man of the Match award.
- Man of the Match: Dwayne Bravo +550