The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to kickstart on April 09. After last year’s last-ball thriller, it’ll be exciting to watch the Yellow and Blue on the opening encounter of IPL 2021.
The MI vs CSK rivalry is one of the oldest in the history of the Indian Premier League. They are the two most successful teams and have managed to grab eyeballs and make it to the headlines every season.
Whenever these two teams face each other, the emotions of thousands of people are involved. Neck to neck battles and breathtaking shots are what the fans look out for at the end of the day.
Both the teams faced each other for the first time in Chennai’s M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in 2008. These two teams have played against each other 30 times in the league and Mumbai has won 18 of them while Chennai has won the remaining 12.
Looking at the last five encounters alone, Mumbai Indians have managed to defeat CSK in all of them. MI is the only team that holds such an impressive win percentage against CSK.
Raina has been the leading run-scorer for Chennai against Mumbai and Rohit has been the leading run-getter for Mumbai against Chennai.
After Malinga, Pollard is the leading wicket-taker of Mumbai Indians against CSK while Bravo has been leading the CSK bowling attack against Mumbai.
Both the teams will be missing the presence of their star players - Suresh Raina (CSK), Harbhajan Singh (CSK), and Lasith Malinga (MI), nonetheless the whole world is geared up for the opening encounter of IPL 2021.
Looking at the records MI has an upper hand over CSK statistically, as they enjoy a slightly higher win percentage. Yet again, uncertainty is the only certainty in the shorter formats. The intensity of these matches increases only because of the rivalry that they share. The presence of the big-names in both these squads makes the audience glued to their seats. It’ll be interesting to see the Yellow Army take on Mumbai’s Paltan.
Also, read about CSK vs RCB Head to Head and Most Sixes In IPL at ScoopWhoop.