MI vs CSK is the most anticipated fixture of every IPL season. The 2021 edition of IPL had the fans turn up huge in front of the screens and the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) stated that the match between Mumbai and Chennai after the resumption of the tournament is the most watched match in the IPL history. It also became the most viewed mid-season match of the tournament. Usually, the record breaking views were accounted for in opening matches and finale matches. The amount of viewership that these two teams bring to the tournament is huge such as the craze and fan following of these two teams. Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the history of the tournament. They managed to win two back to back titles in 2019 and 2020. They previously won titles in 2013, 2015 and 2017. All these five wins came under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. They have been dominant against all other teams and they are the only team that got the better of CSK a number of times. CSK have been the toughest team to beat for all other oppositions except for Mumbai especially in knockout stages. MI has snatched the trophy from CSK twice in the final while CSK has done it once. The two iconic teams kick-started the UAE leg of IPL 2021 and CSK emerged victorious by 20 runs. CSK eventually managed to lift the trophy fourth time while Mumbai failed to make it to the playoffs. CSK achieved this feeling after having their worst performance in the tournament last year and it shows the champion mentality of the side.
MI vs CSK: The Rivalry
MI vs CSK has always been like a Sunday blockbuster movie for the cricket fans all over the world. It has all the elements including thrill, tension, drama and twists. It all began from the very first IPL season when certain players were introduced as captains to all the teams as marquee players. Until that time, the Indian cricketing audience had only one superstar and that was Sachin Tendulkar who was assigned with the Mumbai Indians. The 2008 IPL season saw the emergence of another hero in the making, MS Dhoni who was fresh from the 2007 T20 world cup win and became the marquee player for CSK. Dhoni slowly gained the reputation of being the world’s best finisher. Mumbai used to be an average team for the first two seasons and the inclusion of Pollard along with the class of Sachin helped them reach the final of the IPL 2010 at DY Patil stadium. THings started to heat up as it was the first time Mumbai and Chennai faced off against each other in a final. Chennai became victorious and this match can be stated at the beginning of the never ending rivalry between the two teams. After Sachin retired, Rohit Sharma became one of the most successful captains challenging MS Dhoni who used to have the reputation of being the best Indian captain. The warfare between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma fans led to the huge growth in fanbase and rift between the two sides and with age this particular occasion came to be known as the El Classico of cricket.
Suresh Raina (736) is the highest run getter among all the players in both the teams followed by Rohit Sharma (693) and MS Dhoni (646).
Dwayne Bravo is the leading wicket taker with 35 wickets and the star all rounder Ravindra Jadeja is second in the list with 18 wickets.
Head to Head Record:
Out of the 32 games that involves both the teams, MI has been the most successful by getting on top of CSK 19 times and CSK managed to do the same 13 times. Mumbai became victorious in the first leg of the IPL 2021 after some heroics and finishing by Keiron Pollard. In the UAE leg of IPL 2021, CSK and MI came against each other at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai and the MS Dhoni-led side crossed the line and came back powerfully.
|IPL Matches Played||CSK Won||MI Won||Tie||No Result|
|2021 IPL||Dubai||CSK||20 Runs|
|2021 IPL||Delhi||MI||4 Wickets|
|2020 IPL||Abu Dhabi||CSK||5 Wickets|
|2020 IPL||Sharjah||MI||10 Wickets|
|2019 IPL||Mumbai||MI||37 Runs|
|2019 IPL||Chennai||MI||46 Runs|
|2019 IPL||Chennai||MI||6 Wickets|
|2019 IPL||Hyderabad||MI||1 Run|
|2018 IPL||Mumbai||CSK||1 wicket|
|2018 IPL||Pune||MI||8 Wickets|
|2015 IPL||Mumbai||CSK||6 Wickets|
|2015 IPL||Chennai||MI||6 Wickets|
|2015 IPL||Mumbai||MI||25 Runs|
|2015 IPL||Kolkata||MI||41 Runs|
|2014 IPL||Dubai||CSK||7 Wickets|
|2014 IPL||Mumbai||CSK||4 Wickets|
|2014 IPL||Mumbai||CSK||7 Wickets|
|2013 IPL||Chennai||MI||9 Runs|
|2013 IPL||Mumbai||MI||60 Runs|
|2013 IPL||Delhi||CSK||48 Runs|
|2013 IPL||Kolkata||MI||23 Runs|
|2012 IPL||Chennai||MI||8 Wickets|
|2012 IPL||Mumbai||MI||2 Wickets|
|2012 IPL||Bangalore||CSK||38 Runs|
|2012 CLT20||Johannesburg||CSK||6 Runs|
|2011 IPL||Mumbai||MI||8 Runs|
|2011 CLT20||Chennai||MI||3 Wickets|
|2010 IPL||Mumbai||MI||5 Wickets|
|2010 IPL||Chennai||CSK||24 Runs|
|2010 IPL||Navi Mumbai||CSK||22 Runs|
|2009 IPL||Port Elizabeth||CSK||7 Wickets|
|2008 IPL||Chennai||CSK||6 Runs|
|2008 IPL||Mumbai||MI||9 Wickets|