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IPL 2022 – The BEST Mumbai Indians Playing XI to face the Chennai Super Kings

The Mumbai Indians (MI) are winless in the IPL 2022 season and sit at the bottom of the standings. They fell by 18 runs to the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in their last match. Bowling problems have been a big factor in the team’s struggles. The same thing has hindered the five-time champions from claiming a much-needed win this season.

They will face their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their seventh match and will be looking to come out on top. Fabian Allen, a Caribbean all-rounder who was a touch pricey but bowled his full quota of overs and took a solitary wicket, was included in the playing XI for the penultimate match. Riley Meredith, an Australian pacer, is expected to make an impact in this match by replacing Tymal Mills, who has struggled in his recent performances.

Keeping these points in mind, here is the BEST Mumbai Indians Playing XI to face the Chennai Super Kings.

 

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan continue to open the innings

 

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MI, Rohit Sharma, and Ishan Kishan were rated as one of the strongest opening combinations heading into this season. With the exception of a 67-run partnership against Delhi Capitals, their performances as a pair have been quite ordinary (DC). It is critical that they get rolling so that the team can gain momentum.

In six innings, Rohit has 114 runs with a strike rate of 129.55. His best performance, a 41 out of 33, came against DC. He was only able to contribute six off seven balls in the most recent match versus LSG. Despite getting off to a good start with 20+ contributions in a handful of games, he has yet to turn into a significant contributor.

Kishan, the wicket-keeper, smashed 81 off 48 balls against DC but has struggled to keep up his momentum. He’s given up 191 runs in six innings, with a strike rate of 117.18. He scored 13 from 17 balls in the last match.

 

Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma add depth to the middle order

 

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The failure of MI’s top-order batters has been a problem, but their middle-order has performed admirably throughout the campaign. Suryakumar Yadav, an experienced player, and Tilak Varma, a teenager, have formed vital combinations in a number of the games. They’ll have to keep up their current form in the forthcoming games as well.

Suryakumar was a late addition to the club, but he is the team’s top batter, with 200 runs in four innings and a strike rate of 153.85. He got an undefeated 68 off 37 balls against RCB, which was his highest score. He scored 37 runs off 27 balls in the last match.

Tilak has 184 runs in six innings pitched with a strike rate of 147.58 in his first season. After smashing a 33-ball 61 against Rajasthan Royals, he became a household name (RR). He had a run-a-ball 26 versus LSG in the most recent game.

 

Kieron Pollard, Dewald Brewis and Fabian Allen bring the all-rounder spice

 

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The MI’s all-rounder bracket is made up of talented athletes who must perform under pressure. Kieron Pollard, a finisher with fantastic ball-striking talents, has struggled with his performances and has felt the lack of a capable striker at the opposite end to give him confidence. He has a strike rate of 134.43 and has contributed 82 runs in six innings.

Dewald Brevis, dubbed ‘Baby AB,’ has wowed everyone with his confidence and demeanour at the crease. He has scored 117 runs and taken the wicket of Virat Kohli for a fee. He returned with a stunning knock of 31 off 13 balls in his last game against LSG.

Fabian Allen, a spin bowler and useful hitter in the lower order, was summoned into the side for the penultimate match. He concluded with figures of 1/46 off four overs and an eight-ball score of eight. Although he was decent, he is an excellent fifth bowling option for Michigan and could play in this game.

 

Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah and Riley Meredith cap off the bowling attack

 

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This season, the bowling team has struggled to pick up enough wickets. Jasprit Bumrah, one of the four players remaining, had only four wickets in six appearances at an economy rate of 7.57. Despite being economical, his wicket-taking abilities have been crucial for MI in recent seasons.

Jaydev Unadkat has four wickets in three games, but his economy rate is 8.83. He finished the last game with figures of 2/32 from four overs. Murugan Ashwin, on the other hand, has six wickets in six matches with an economy rate of 7.81.

Tymal Mills was knocked for 54 runs in three overs in the last match, prompting team management to consider Riley Meredith in his place. Meredith has played for the Australian T20I side and is a regular for the Big Bash League’s Hobart Hurricanes. In the BBL 2021/22, he took 16 wickets in ten games.