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cricket | Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:45 PM (Revised at: Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:23 PM)

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Best Bet: Thursday May 12th

Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Best Bet: Thursday May 12th
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Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians IPL Best Bet

Thursday, May 12th, 3pm (UK time)

With Mumbai Indians eliminated from this year’s IPL and Chennai Super Kings needing a mathematical miracle to progress, I’m expecting both sides to release the shackles in their encounter at the Wankhede Stadium.

Chennai haven’t had to look far for runs since the return of Devon Conway, with the Kiwi striking consecutive scores of 85, 56 and 87 alongside opener Ruturaj Gaikwad. The duo have amassed 348 runs at an average of 87, and when considering Chennai have reached totals of 200+ on four occasions in 11 matches, I wouldn’t bet against further runs against Mumbai.

With MS Dhoni also revitalised since reclaiming the captain’s armband and Ambati Rayudu starting to fire in their middle order, it seems that Chennai have finally found the right formula at the wrong time.

For Mumbai, their IPL 15 horror show has never felt so prominent, with star batsman Suryakumar Yadav ruled out of the remainder of the tournament, and the side subsequently skittled for 113 against KKR.

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The only bright spark for Mumbai is Ishan Kishan, who has top scored in each of their past two matches after a torrid start to his IPL campaign. With Kishan finally finding his feet and Tim David adding much-needed fire power in the middle-order, there are some bright sparks within this unbalanced Mumbai side.

Although I’m banking on both sides to score 170+ runs, I think Mumbai’s over reliance on Jasprit Bumrah will prove their downfall, and I expect CSK to play the paceman out while attacking the likes of Pollard, Ashwin, and Sams.

When betting in-play at the Wankhede Stadium, runs always come late in the innings. If you had backed the overs line on ‘total innings runs’ during the first strategic time-out in the last 9 games, you would have won on 7 occasions, with the extreme overs lines being hit twice.

And with the two sides respective middle-orders including gun batsman such as Dhoni and David, expect runs, and most likely runs at the death.

  • Selection: Chennai Super Kings To Win & Both Teams To Score 170+ Runs
  • Best Odds: 5.50
  • Stake: 7/10

Odds as at 3pm May 11th 2022. Odds may now differ.

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