Byline by- Vinayak Heliwal
When it comes to IPL rivalries, nothing tops the one shared by Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The two most successful IPL franchises have had one of the most storied rivalries in the Indian Premier League (IPL).It is often called the ‘El Clasico’ of IPL due to its significance.
The two teams have won a combined seven titles from the 12 IPL seasons played so far. They have headlined four finals and played five other playoffs games. In neutral venues, the head to head stands at 5-5 but the four-time champions Mumbai Indians lead 18-12 in all contests including two CLT20 games.
The two teams boast some of the biggest T20 stars like MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Keiron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and many more who will make sure that there is no shortage of excitement when they lock horns in the tournament opener today.Both teams bring out the best in them and have often been part of several close encounters.
Last year, Mumbai Indians and Chennai met in the final with the Rohit Sharma led team coming out on top in the final over of the match.
Most Runs in MI VS CSK encounters–
The skipper of the Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer for MI with a total of 614 runs against CSK. On the Other hand, CSK’s Suresh Raina has a score of 704 runs against MI in the IPL.
Most wickets in MI VS CSK rivalries –
With 31 wickets Lasith Malinga is MI’s highest wicket-taker against Chennai Super Kings. On the Other hand, CSK star bowler Dwayne Bravo with 25 wickets is CSK’s Leading wicket-taker against MI.
Highest Individuals Scores in MI VS CSK rivalries-
Mumbai Indians star opener Sanath Jayasuriya in the very first IPL highest 114 runs against CSK. On the other hand, Micheal Hussey’s unbeaten 86 during his fabulous 2013 season remains CSK’s highest individual score.
Best Bowling figuresin MI VS CSK rivalries-
The veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh figures of 5/18 against CSK in the 2011 edition remains the best bowling individual figures in a MI VS CSK encounters. Although Harbhajan Singh is now a part of Chennai Super Kings. On the Other hand, Mohit Sharma’s 4/14 remains the best bowling figures by a CSK bowler against Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians will be taking on Chennai Super Kings in the opening March of the Indian Premier League 2020 today.