IPL 2020 – CSK vs MI – Interesting Facts about El Clasico of IPL

MI vs CSK Match 1 IPL 2020

MI vs CSK is considered as the El Clasico of IPL as both the teams are the most successful teams in the history of IPL league. Mumbai Indians has won IPL trophy 4 times and CSK has been the champion thrice. IPL 2020 will kickstart today with the El Clasico and we are expecting a nail-biting match. Both these teams have faced each other 28 times in IPL and Mumbai Indians has won 17 matches and CSK has been victorious on 11 occasions.

MI vs CSK infographic

MI vs CSK Infographic

Recent record

If we see the recent past record, Mumbai Indians is the unprecedented winner with winning all the last 5 matches between them. MI won all the matches of IP 2019 and the last encounter between them in the 2018 edition.

Highest Run Scorer

When it comes to El Clasico of IPL, Rohit Sharma is the leading run scorer with 614 runs, on the other hand Raina topped the charts with 704 runs. It is unfortunate that CSK’s main pillar in batting Suresh Raina is not playing this season.

Highest Wicket Taker

From Mumbai’s side, Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket taker against Chennai Super Kings. The 2nd one in the highest wicket taker’s list is Pollard who has taken the 12 wickets. From the CSK’s side Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo tops the chart with 25 wickets against Mumbai Indians.

Highest Individual Score

For Mumbai, Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya scored the highest scorer against CSK. The Matara Mauler scored a century in the inaugural edition of IPL against Dhoni’s eleven. From CSK’s side Michael Hussey is the highest runs scorer in individual inning with a fantastic 86 in 2013 season.

Best Bowling Figures

Harbhajan Singh, who is in CSK’s team now (He is not part of 2020 team) played most of his IPL matches for MI and he has the best bowling figures for Mumbai Indians against CSK with 5/18. For CSK, Mohit Sharma’s 4/14 in the 7th edition of IPL is the best bowling figure.

 

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