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

MI and CSK will play today in IPL 2023, but not against each other
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

An IPL 2023 double-header awaits the final day of April – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will host Punjab Kings (PBKS), while Mumbai Indians (MI) face Rajasthan Royals (RR) in today’s evening match – here are the predicted XIs, team news and match prediction for the CSK v PBKS and MI v RR.

Date: April 30, 2023

Match 41 – CSK v PBKS, live score: Follow the live scorecard, match stats and live prediction here

The match will begin at 3.30pm IST

Match 42 – MI v RR, live score: Follow the live scorecard, match stats and live prediction here

The match will begin at 7.30pm IST


CSK v PBKS and MI v RR – team news

Chennai Super Kings will play their first day game of IPL 2023, which could somewhat alter their approach and team selection so far. Ben Stokes is unlikely to feature still, while Deepak Chahar continues to be sidelined. They are likely to stick with the same XI.

Punjab Kings, meanwhile, were buoyed by the return of Shikhar Dhawan, but it didn’t help them in their chase against LSG’s record total.  They could bring in some extra spin to trouble CSK’s middle order, with Harpreet Brar possibly coming in for Gurnoor Brar, who had a forgettable debut.

In the second fixture, the 1000th match of all IPL, MI will be looking to break the form of RR, currently second on the points table. With SRH’s most recent win, MI have slipped to ninth, but will fancy the comforts of their home arena to forge a tough challenge. If Jofra Archer is available, one of the overseas slots will need emptying, most likely Riley Meredith.

For RR, Trent Boult did not feature in the last game, but could make a re-entry, given his tremendous record in powerplays.

IPL 2023: Tomorrow’s match

LSG v RCB, Ekana Stadium, Lucknow – 7.30 pm IST

IPL 2023: Yesterday’s matches

KKR v GT – GT won by seven wickets

DC v SRH – SRH won by nine runs

CSK v PBKS and MI v RR: Predicted XI

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

If batting first, CSK might add Ambati Rayudu and replace him with a bowler as an Impact Player later.

PBKS:  Shikhar Dhawan (c), Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

If batting first, PBKS might opt for Harpreet Bhatia in their first XI and bring an Impact Player as bowler later.

MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Arjun Tendulkar, Jason Behrendoff

MI have used Rohit Sharma as Impact Player in previous games, and might do the same if fielding first.

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Dhruv Jurel, R Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult

If needed, RR might add extra batting by adding Riyan Parag or Abdul Basith and switch to an extra bowler later.

CSK v PBKS and MI v RR: Match prediction

On home ground, CSK hold a clear advantage over PBKS, already reeling from conceding 257 against LSG. MI, too, have a proud record, but an in-form RR could be too strong an outfit.

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