With just two days left for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 13th season to begin. The tournament is being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year due to the growing cases of the Kovid-19 epidemic in India. The IPL will start on September 19 with a match between Mumbai Indians under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the most successful team of the tournament, and Chennai Super Kings under the captaincy of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Let’s have a look at the matches between the two teams, as well as to know which team has the upper hand so far.
Which team has won the most titles-
Under the captaincy of Team India opener Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians is the most successful team of this tournament and has won this title at most four times. Mumbai Indians have won titles in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. On the other hand, former India captain and wicketkeeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the IPL title to Chennai Super Kings 3 times. The team has won the title in 2010, 2011 and 2018.
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Whose side of the league stage is heavy-
In the IPL history, when Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings look at each other, there have been 28 times when Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni’s team faced each other. Won 17 matches. On the other hand, Chennai team has won 11 matches. In the matches between these two teams, Mumbai Indians have the highest score of 202 team. Apart from this, Chennai Super Kings have scored the highest score of 208 runs against Mumbai. While the minimum scores of both teams are 141 and 79 respectively.
Who was heavy in the final match?
There was also a fierce IPL title match between Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians. Chennai and Mumbai have clashed in the finals 4 times in IPL history with the Mumbai team leading 3–1. The first time in the IPL final was Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians in 2010, in which Dhoni’s team won. After that, both these teams have met face-to-face during the IPL finals in 2013, 2015 and 2019 and Mumbai Indians have won three times.
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Full list of both teams for IPL 2020-
Mumbai Indians Squad 2020: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Digvijay Deshmukh, Quinton Dickock, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwari, Jaspreet Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Nathan Culper Nile, Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Kunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Chris Lynn, Hardik Pandya, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh, Mohsin Khan, Mitchell McLeanigan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Suchit Roy, Ishan Kishan.
Chennai Super Kings Squad 2020: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessi, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagadeeshan, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Lungi Engidi, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Sam Karan, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore.
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