New Zealand cricketer Mitchell Santner and South African Dwaine Pretorius are in for Chennai Super Kings while Mumbai Indians have opted to go with debutants Riley Meredith and Hrithik Shokeen as the teams take on each other in the 33rd match 2022 Indian Premier League in Mumbai’s DY Patil Sports Academy on Thursday. Daniel Sams is also in for MI.

“We are going to bowl first. The wicket looks a bit damp and we want to take advantage. It might spin a bit initially and the dew might come in the second half. We have a couple of changes in place of Moeen and Jordan, Pretorius and Santner come in,” CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja said after winning the toss and electing to bowl first. 

Defending champions CSK have faltered as a team, losing five out of the six games they have played this season. Another loss would send them on the brink of elimination.

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have not won a single match this season and another loss would send them packing from the tournament.

“The surfaces have changed a bit from what we played in the first game. The teams have won batting first here in the last 3-4 games, so it is a blessing in disguise. We have made three changes. Riley Meredith is making his debut for Mumbai, Hrithik Shokeen is an off-spinner and making his debut, Daniel Sams comes back,” MI skipper Rohit Sharma said after losing the toss. 

Playing XIs of both teams

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak VarmaKishan(w), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary