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CHN vs MUM, Indian T20 League 2022 Match 59, MPL Prediction and Top Picks

Match: Chennai vs Mumbai (CHN vs MUM, Match #59)

Date: May 12, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Two teams that are languishing at the bottom of the points table – Mumbai and Chennai – will take on each other in match 59 of the Indian T20 League 2022. 

Mumbai became the first team to be officially knocked out of the race to the playoffs and they will be playing their remaining league games for nothing but pride. Chennai, meanwhile, need to win both their remaining games by big margins in order to make the playoffs. But that is not all they need to do. After winning their remaining league games, Chennai will also have to depend on the results of other teams to stand a chance to qualify. 

Nothing much has gone right for Mumbai this season. They have lost nine of their 11 matches, and come into this game on the back of a loss to Kolkata a couple of nights ago. Chasing 165 runs to win, the Rohit Sharma-led side was all out for just 113 in 17.3 overs. Six of their batsmen scored in single digits, including captain Rohit Sharma, who has struggled to get runs throughout this season. 

Chennai, on the other hand, won their last game by a big margin of 91 runs, which boosted their net run rate. They bundled out Delhi for 117 runs after setting them a target of 209 to win. 

Ahead of Indian T20 league match 59, let’s look at the head to head total of both teams, the pitch report, weather update, MPL top picks and more.

CHN vs MUM, Match 59, Weather Update & Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede stadium is high scoring and it assists the pacers better than the spinners. The average first innings score here in T20s is 185, while the teams batting second have a win percentage of 48.8.

The temperature in Mumbai at the time of the match will be around 29 degrees. No rain has been forecast and we are likely in for an uninterrupted game of cricket.

CHN vs MUM Injury News and Predicted XI

Chennai Team news – Ravindra Jadeja missed the game against Delhi due to injury and news has it that he has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. 

Predicted XI – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary

Mumbai Team news – Suryakumar Yadav, one of Mumbai’s top performers this season, has been ruled out of the remainder of the season after picking up an injury during the net session. 

Predicted XI – Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith

CHN vs MUM Head to head record

Chennai and Mumbai have faced each other in 33 matches in the tournament. Out of these 33 games, Chennai have won 14 while Mumbai have 19 wins. The highest total posted by Mumbai against Chennai is 219, while the highest total posted by Chennai against Mumbai is 218.

Total games – 33

Chennai – 14

Mumbai – 19

Last five matches

Chennai – 3

Mumbai – 2

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CHN vs MUM: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 59 (Five players to watch out for)

Top Fantasy Picks for CHN vs MUM

Ishan Kishan – wicketkeeper batsman, Mumbai

Ishan Kishan was Mumbai’s biggest disappointment until his last two innings in which he scored 51 and 45. Against Chennai particularly, the wicketkeeper batsman has an average of 34. With Mumbai left two play only two more matches this season, Kishan will be looking to end the season on an impressive note.

Devon Conway – Batsman, Chennai

Given the form that he is in, Devon Conway is a must-have player in your MPL team for this game. Conway has scores of 87(49), 56(37) and 85(55) in his last three outings, which has largely contributed to Chennai’s recent wins.

Rohit Sharma – Batsman, Mumbai

The Mumbai captain has struggled to get runs this season, but that takes away little from the fact that he is still one of the most reliable players for his team. And his batting records at the Wankhede stadium are impressive – Rohit Sharma is the highest run-scorer in T20s on this ground with 1990 runs in at an average of 35.33 and a strike rate of 134.82.

Moeen Ali – All-rounder, Chennai

Moeen Ali delivered a match-winning performance in Chennai’s most recent win over Delhi. He picked up three wickets for just 13 runs in his four overs and will be looking to carry that form into the next game which is a must-win for Chennai.

Jasprit Bumrah – Bowler, Mumbai

Jasprit Bumrah took a fifer in the last game against Kolkata while giving away merely 10 runs in his 4 overs including a maiden over. He is the current leading wicket-taker for Mumbai with 10 wickets at an average of 31.40.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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