May 12: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 59th Match, Wankhede Stadium
Safe XI: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Devon Conway (capt), Tim David (vice-capt), Tilak Varma, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Jasprit Bumrah, M Ashwin, Maheesh Theekshana
The overseas opener and CSK bond has been strengthened by Devon Conway after stars like Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis built the foundation. He has been in sublime form recording scores of 87(49), 56(37) and 85(55) in his last three outings. He has especially shown no mercy to spinners, scoring 114 runs at a strike rate of 196.55 with just one dismissal.
One of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball, Tim David will try to maximise his scoring against an indifferent CSK death bowling attack. Contrary to popular belief, since 2021 in T20s, he averages more against spin (40.88) than against pace (27.90)
High Risk XI: Ishan Kishan (capt), Rohit Sharma, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo (vice-capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Kumar Karthikeya.