IPL 2021: The MI vs CSK rivalry in numbers
- IPL 2021 will resume with MS Dhoni's CSK taking on Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians
- The two teams first played each other on 23 April 2008 and have since crossed paths 31 times
- MI have won 19 while CSK have bagged 12 wins
The first match of the second leg of the IPL 2021 pits two of the league’s most successful teams against each other in Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
The hype surrounding the two teams taking on each other goes beyond just Indian opener Rohit Sharma as the MI captain taking on Indian legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the CSK captain.
The two teams first met on 23 April 2008 at the M. A. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Chennai and since, have set out on their individual paths to success over more than a decade now.
While the first contest between the two sides, a high-scoring thriller, was won by CSK by six runs, the latest fixture in May 2021 was bagged by the Mumbai Indians.
Both the teams have faced each other in a total of 31 matches across all the seasons played so far.
Sharma’s Mumbai Indians have beaten the Chennai Super Kings 19 times while Dhoni’s squad has managed a total of 12 wins against MI.
Zero games between the two giant teams have ended in no result.
The highest score by Chennai, 218, was back in May 2021, when they faced Mumbai the last time. Mumbai, too, scored their highest score of 219, chasing Chennai’s total.
On the lower end of score totals, Chennai have recorded the lowest score of 79 in the past and Mumbai an unfightable 114.
Overall, Chennai has a slight edge over Mumbai in terms of win percentage. CSK’s 60.27, winning 111 of the 186 games they’ve played, beats MI’s 59.04, with 122 wins in 220 IPL games.
Some of the key milestones approaching for players from both the teams include Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina standing only few runs short of 5,500 runs in the IPL, Hardik Pandya in close distance of competing 100 sixes in the IPL while Ravindra Jadeja is nearing 50 sixes and Krunal Pandya who is just one wicket away from a total of 50 wickets for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.