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Today’s IPL 2023 match, CSK v MI & DC v RCB live score: Updated scorecard, XIs, toss, stats and match prediction

CSK take on MI on Saturday (May 6, 2023) - here is today's IPL 2023 match prediction
by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Chennai Super Kings will host Mumbai Indians in Match 49 of IPL 2023 before Delhi Capitals clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore later in the day. Here are the predicted XIs for the match, team news and today’s IPL 2023 match prediction for CSK v MI and DC v RCB.

CSK v MI, live score: Follow the live scorecard here

The match will begin at 3:30pm IST (10am GMT).


DC v RCB, live score: Follow the live scorecard here

The match will start at 7:30pm IST (2pm GMT).

CSK v MI and DC v RCB: IPL 2023 team news

CSK are not expected to tinker with their line-up too much. Ben Stokes is getting closer to attaining full fitness but there have not been many indications that he will feature against MI. Deepak Chahar, who played and bowled in the powerplay against Lucknow Super Giants, meanwhile, is expected to retain his place.

MI, like CSK, do not have many reasons to tweak their combination. If the pitch assists spin, they could go in with the extra spinner. Jofra Archer has now played two games in succession and could be the only change, if MI opt to rest him.

RCB, meanwhile, seem to have stumbled upon a winning formula, especially away from home. They do not have any new injury concerns either, with Josh Hazlewood also back in the mix. Faf du Plessis captained them in the previous game and unless something has changed dramatically, expect that to continue against DC.

Speaking of DC, they could be tempted to bring in Prithvi Shaw, considering the other Indian batters have not set IPL 2023 alight either. That, though, would mean a rejigging of the top order, with Phil Salt having to drop down. Mitchell Marsh, who missed their last game due to illness, could also return if he has recovered sufficiently. Anrich Nortje has unfortunately had to fly back to South Africa due to a personal emergence and will not be available for the match against RCB.

IPL 2023: Tomorrow’s matches

GT v LSG – 3:30pm IST (10am GMT)

RR v SRH – 7:30pm IST (2pm GMT)

IPL 2023 – Yesterday’s match

RR v GT – GT won by nine wickets and with 37 balls to spare.

CSK v MI and DC v RCB: Predicted XIs for today’s IPL matches

CSK XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande

MI XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, N Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Hrithik Shokeen, Kumar Kartikeya

DC XI: David Warner (c), Phil Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Aman Khan, Ripal Patel, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma

RCB XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Harshal Patel

CSK v MI and DC v RCB: Today’s IPL 2023 match prediction

CSK have historically been very strong at Chepauk. One team they have not enjoyed playing against at that venue is MI, who have won on their last six games at Chepauk against CSK. MI have also won back-to-back games while CSK are winless in their last three. It will not be a surprise, thus, if MI trump CSK at Chepauk.

RCB start as favourites, despite DC winning their last fixture against Gujarat Titans. Faf du Plessis’ men look more balanced on paper and could propel themselves into the top four with a win on Saturday.

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