CSK and MI are the most successful sides of the IPL and they always produce nail-biting finishes between them. Mumbai Indians is the more successful side in IPL as they have won the coveted silverware five times, while CSK have staked claim to the IPL title thrice. Let's have a look at the high-profile rivalry between these two teams.
MI lead CSK 20-13
As we can see from the below chart, the said teams have clashed heads 33 times in IPL. Mumbai Indians have come out as numero uno by defeating CSK 20 times, whereas Chennai Super Kings have won 13 games against MI.
Head to Head Record between MI and CSK
Suresh Raina is the top run-scorer (732) in CSK-MI encounters
If we see the record of top players in H2H encounters between these two teams, CSK batter Suresh Raina has piled up the most number of runs (732) at an average of 29.28 and a remarkable strike rate of 142.04. Also, he has cracked six half-centuries against Mumbai Indians.
Top Run-Scorers in H2H between MI vs CSK
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma takes the second spot by amassing 693 runs at an average of 31.5 and strike rate of 128.81 with his tally comprising of seven half-centuries, whereas CSK skipper MS Dhoni has scored 643 runs at an average of 35.72 and strike rate of 136.52. Mumbai all-rounder Kieron Pollard and CSK batter Ambati Rayudu also feature in the top five by making 607 and 582 runs respectively.
Lasith Malinga with 37 wickets leads the bowlers’ chart
Among the bowlers, former Sri Lanka and MI speedster Lasith Malinga tops the chart with 37 wickets in H2H encounters between these two teams, while Caribbean allrounder and CSK mainstay Dwayne Bravo has scalped 32 wickets at an average of 18.52 and economy rate of 8.02.
Malinga also registered a five-wicket haul against CSK conceding only 32 runs. The best figures of Bravo against MI reads 4/42. Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh who has played for both these sides in IPL has snared 26 wickets in H2H encounters between these two teams. Left-arm allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has bagged 18 wickets while Mohit Sharma has taken 15 wickets in these encounters.
The Clash of 2021
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will face each other this weekend. Cricket fans all over the globe are awaiting this thrilling kick-off of the second half of IPL 2021. CSK is ranked at second position in the points table of IPL 2021 with five wins and two losses, while Mumbai Indians are at the fourth spot in the table with four wins and three losses.
Mumbai Indians tends to perform stronger as the tournament progresses towards the climax.
Both teams will try their best to defeat the opponent in this first encounter to start their campaign on a positive note.
Players to watch out for before this enthralling encounter
Suresh Raina is one of the most prolific batters in IPL. He has scored 5491 runs in IPL across all seasons which make him the all-time third-highest run-scorer after Virat Kohli (6076) and Shikhar Dhawan (5577) in this most celebrated event.
Also, he is the top run-scorer in H2H encounters between CSK and MI. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how he performs in the marquee game on September 19.
Rohit Sharma has scored 5480 runs in IPL across all editions. Also, he has smashed the highest number of half-centuries (7) in H2H encounters between MI and CSK. Fans of Mumbai Indians will expect a special knock from their skipper in the upcoming encounter against Chennai Super Kings.
Rahul Chahar has taken 11 wickets from seven games in the first half of the IPL which makes him the fourth-highest wicket-taker in this season. The Mumbai Indians spinner got selected for the T20I World Cup campaign for India as he is looking to be the most threatening bowler nowadays in India. It will be fascinating to see how CSK batters will face Chahar in the upcoming game.
Top three nail-biting finishes between CSK and MI
MI beat CSK by 1 Run at Hyderabad, IPL 2019 Final
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings always produce spectacular shows in IPL play-offs. One such high-voltage drama happened in the 2019 IPL Final, as MI defeated CSK by just one run on the last ball of the match.
CSK needed just nine runs from the last over with five wickets in hand, however old guard Malinga nailed yorkers and slow balls to stop CSK from winning the title. India pacer and MI spearhead Jasprit Bumrah got the Player of the Match award for figures of 2/14 from his allotted four overs.
CSK beat MI by 1 wicket at Mumbai, IPL 2018
In this encounter between these two powerhouses, MI batted first to get an ordinary total of 165 runs in 20 overs. In the penultimate over of the game, CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo struck three maximums against Bumrah and the latter replied by taking the former’s wicket off the last ball of the over.
With only seven needed in the last over, Kedar Jadhav didn’t score off the first three balls but made a scintillating statement by then hitting a six and four on consecutive deliveries to seal the match for his team. Bravo was named Player of the match for his whirlwind knock of 68 runs off just 30 balls.
CSK beat MI by 6 runs at Chennai, IPL 2008
In IPL 2008, CSK put up a huge total of 208 runs due to the phenomenal knock of Matthew Hayden - 81 runs off 46 balls. While chasing the huge total, Mumbai allrounder Abhishek Nayar produced a hostile knock to take the game to the last over.
With 19 runs required off the last over, Nayar struck two fours on the first two balls, however, CSK bowler Joginder Sharma conceded only four runs in the remaining deliveries to win the match for his team by six runs