Decoding the rivalry between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians
The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League has already given us a couple of interesting ties.
Among the eight participating teams, there are a couple whose rivalry is spectacular and takes the excitement to another level.
MI dominate CSK in head-to-head meetings
Out of 24 matches played between the two in IPL, 13 have been won by MI, while CSK have managed to pocket the remaining 11.
Interestingly, CSK have a better record against MI away from home, as they have won five games in Mumbai, as against two in Chennai.
Suresh Raina, the leader of the rivalry
Most matches: Suresh Raina has played the most number of matches (24) for CSK against Mumbai.
Most runs: Raina has the most number of runs (699) in the head-to-head matches.
Most wickets: Lasith Malinga has the most number of wickets for MI (24).
Largest margin of win: Mumbai won by 60 runs at home in 2013, while CSK won by nine wickets, in 2008.
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Skippers and others to watch out for in 2019
Among the current squad, both captains MS Dhoni (CSK) and Rohit Sharma (MI) are the obvious ones to be watched out for.
Apart from the skippers:
CSK: Raina, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir.
MI: Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah, Malinga.
MI are slow starters, CSK are high fliers
The start to the tournament has an interesting history for both the sides.
For Mumbai, they have always been slow starters, known to lose several matches in the first half of the tournament and fire towards the end.
For CSK, they have been known to get off to a flying start. Notably, CSK have qualified for knock-outs in all the editions till date.
Both have different aids when it comes to team management
Keeping the rivalry aside, both the teams have a different way of management.
For Mumbai, the team owners, from Nita to Akash Ambani, all of them are involved in the team meetings, which has a great influence over the decision making.
As for CSK, they hardly have anything to do with the owners, while coach and Dhoni take all the calls regarding team selection.
Head-to-head in 2018, predictions for 2019
In 2018, the rivalry was again intense, but an even one, as CSK triumphed the defending champions in their own den by a wicket.
However, the return leg saw MI returning the favor, beating them by eight wickets.
As for 2019, Mumbai do have the edge overall. However, CSK would be playing their home match in Chennai, unlike last year in Pune.
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