Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Match Prediction, IPL 2018 MI vs CSK Prediction: The Indian Premier League will begin with the match between defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 7 April at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Apart from the exciting matches, IPL is all known for the glamour that it brings to Cricket and the main source of its immense popularity has been due to the showbiz aspect of it. And no team contributes to the glamour and the showbiz of the game more than Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. And on the return of the team in yellow to the IPL, the first match of the IPL 2018 is going to be a blast.
Mumbai Indians (MI) is one of the most balanced sides on paper. Their batting looks well grounded, they have got fire-power in their bowling and above all, they have a USP in Hardik Pandya. MI batting is lead by the ever-reliable Rohit Sharma. Whenever the hitman goes going it is a treat to watch and opposition teams go for a hiding.
Rohit has been in commendable form for India of late and would love to have his bat do the talking. Mumbai Indians would be needing his consistency. Also, a lot would be expected from Evin Lewis. Mumbai Indians have always invested big in openers be it, Ponting, Levi, Jayasuriya or Simmons and apart from Simmons none of them really lived up to their expectations. Lewis would have to emulate his West Indies teammate and provide quick fiery starts to the Mumbai team.
One department in which Mumbai Indians is leaps and bounds ahead of any other team is bowling. A pool of top-class international bowlers at disposal gives Rohit Sharma to work around his bowlers. Be it Bumrah, Cummins or Mustafizur, Rohit has a lot of options. Also, the form of Pandya and Pollard would count a lot in the progress of MI in the tournament.
One team that would be raring to go and prove the detractors wrong would be CSK. They are back after a two-year hiatus and the second most successful team in the league have the same crux that made them champions years ago. And that’s the reason they are counted out of the contention list. Though with their miraculous captain Dhoni still at the helm and other T20 stalwarts like Raina and Dwayne Bravo still in the team, CSK should not be discounted out.
IPL 2018 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Match Prediction
Except the opening match to be a cracker jacker. It should provide a perfect bang bang beginning to the biggest carnival of T20 cricket IPL 2018. Mumbai Indians should be able to open their account on an opening day of IPL 2018.