Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians: Sharma and Co Tipped to Put Chennai Out of Misery

May 12, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for Match 59
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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Not so long ago, Chennai Super Kings were considered dead and buried, so poor was the start to the new season. However, four wins in their last seven matches has kept them in the playoff hunt but only by the skin of their teeth. To keep their hopes alive for a little more, they will have to beat familiar rivals Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 12 (Thursday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Chennai Super Kings

While things have improved a lot for Chennai Super Kings, they still haven’t managed to string together back-to-back wins. Their modus operandi of late has been to alternate victories with defeats.

In their last game, they demolished Delhi Capitals by 91 runs but the game before that they had copped a 13-run defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore a game earlier.

They, however, do not have the luxury of oscillating between good and bad results anymore as the currently fourth-placed side already has 14 points to their 10. Thus, Chennai cannot afford even one slip-up now. It’s win or go home kind of situation for them now.

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians do not have any stakes left in this year’s competition, which can make them difficult opponents in certain situations as they can also play pressure-free cricket.

That said, any psychological fringe benefit of being prematurely knocked out was missing in their last game — a 52-run defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders where they were bundled out for a mere 113 in pursuit of a not-so gargantuan 166.

That defeat came despite a superb five-for by Jasprit Bumrah. Their batters were the culprits in that game, with no one apart from Ishan Kishan (51) doing anything of note.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians
PariMatch 1.79 1.99
PariPesa 1.86 2.068 1.81 2.02
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Chennai are the favourites for this IPL fixture as they should be. Parimatch has Chennai priced at 1.79 and Mumbai at 1.99. Paripesa has Chennai available for 1.86 and Mumbai for 2.068. Lastly, Sportsbet has Chennai priced at 1.81 and Mumbai at 2.02.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Mumbai Indians to win @ 2.068

Granted that Mumbai have been poor this season but over the years they have had a great time against Chennai. We’re not basing this pick on anything empirical but on the pure fact that Chennai have been Mumbai’s bunnies. The five-time IPL champs would provide an anti-climax to Chennai’s flailing playoff hopes by knocking them out prematurely. The odds have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Rohit Sharma to score more than 23.5 runs @ 1.87

Another gut-feel bet is to back someone who has had four single-digit scores in his last six outings. That someone is Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma who has yet to score a half century this season, with 43 being his highest. However, we expect a late, if useless, resurgence from him. Besides, the number of matches he has played against Chennai, scoring runs against him should be Sharma’s muscle memory. The odds for this play have been sourced from Parimatch.


When these two met earlier in the tournament, Chennai won but only just. It needed an MS Dhoni special and all of Chennai’s 20 overs to surpass Mumbai’s 155. It shows that even in this condition, Mumbai can muster enough strength to take games against Chennai down to the wire. Thus, an upset win should not really be that out of question.

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