Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians
23/10/20, 3pm (BST), Sharjah
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS – 13/10
MUMBAI INDIANS – 8/13
Following another dismal defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings’ season looks to be over with just four games left and still four points off the play-off spots.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ loss on Wednesday could potentially hand them a reprieve, but it would take a perfect run-in and results to go in their favour to keep any hopes alive – and the way they have been performing suggests that is not going to happen.
There are too many holes in the team to put together a consistent run of form, whereas Mumbai Indians on the other hand can virtually guarantee a top four spot with a win.
They are well-balanced, with the best lower-order hitters in the competition and were unfortunate to lose in a double Super Over on Sunday, but are favourites to win this one outright at 8/13 compared to 13/10 for CSK.
Quinton de Kock to outscore Rohit Sharma – 1/1
The South African opening batsman has been on fire, with three fifties in a row and four in his last five knocks – with the only ‘failure’ a 23.
Rohit Sharma meanwhile has been inconsistent, with scores of 6, 35, 5, 35 and 9. However they should both enjoy the small boundaries at Sharjah, so for de Kock to get another half-century is 11/5 while Sharma is 2/1.
In his new role as pinch-hitter, Sam Curran to win the race to 10 runs at 21/20 is the best value for CSK.
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|Faf du Plessis – 375||Quinton de Kock – 322|
|Shane Watson – 285||Rohit Sharma – 260|
|Ambati Rayudu – 250||Suryakumar Yadav – 243|
|Ravi Jadeja – 194||Kieron Pollard – 208|
|Deepak Chahar – 10||Jasprit Bumrah – 15|
|Sam Curran – 10||Trent Boult – 12|
|Shardul Thakar – 9||Rahul Chahar – 11|
|Dwayne Bravo – 6||James Pattinson – 9|