The defending champions Mumbai Indians got here again to profitable methods of their final sport in opposition to the Rajasthan Royals after dropping two video games in a row. The Mumbai facet might be going through their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings, who’ve been bulldozing sides left, proper and centre and sit on the top of the pile with 5 wins in six video games and a really superior internet run price.
The defending champions have had the benefit over the Chennai Super Kings within the final 5 video games between the 2 sides as they’ve gained 4 video games. However, Chennai may have benefit coming into Saturday’s sport being the shape facet.
Head-to-head: 30 video games; MI – 18, CSK – 12
The Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings have confronted one another 30 instances within the 11 seasons of the IPL since 2008 (CSK have been banned for a few seasons in 2016, 2017) and the boys in blue have had the higher hand with 18 wins, whereas CSK have gained 12 out of these 30 encounters.
In the final 12 months’s IPL, each side gained one every sport. Chennai Super Kings gained the final 12 months’s match opener by 5 wickets owing to Faf Du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu’s partnership of 100-plus runs as they chased down 162 runs. In the reverse fixture, nevertheless, Mumbai Indians on their manner to the title-winning march pummeled the boys in yellow profitable the sport by 10 wickets after limiting the Super Kings to simply 114 runs of their 20 overs.
Suresh Raina leads probably the most runs record
Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina is the main run-getter within the MI vs CSK video games, scoring 730 runs. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is second within the record with 658 runs to his identify in opposition to the Chennai Super Kings within the IPL.
Lasith Malinga is the main wicket-taker
Lasith Malinga, the previous Mumbai Indians pacer and the present main wicket-taker within the historical past of the IPL has probably the most wickets to his identify in MI vs CSK video games, with 37 scalps. All-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who represented Mumbai Indians within the first three seasons of the IPL and has been with CSK since 2011 is within the second place with 27 wickets. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who has represented each side up to now has 26 wickets to his identify on this fixture.