Cricket fans can’t wait for the start of the 2nd leg of Indian Premiere League in UAE. The most prestigious T20 league of the world will resume on Sunday with all the remaining matches to take place in UAE. The opening match will be between Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are the most successful franchises of IPL and both of them share a history of rivalry. Mumbai Indians have won IPL trophy 5 times and the Dhoni led CSK is at the 2nd spot with three trophies in their bag. The match between MI and CSK is known as Clash of Titans. Both the teams will be looking for resuming their campaign on winning note.
In the first half of 2021 season both the teams were pretty impressive. Mumbai Indians started the season with few glitches but then they gained the momentum steadily. When the season was suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak, Mumbai Indians was at the 4th place by winning four matches out of seven.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings were pretty impressive after their horrifying campaign in 2020 edition. Dhoni-led team performed well in all three departments. CSK won five games out of 7 and are at 2nd place at the moment. Though CSK is above on the points table but when both these teams met earlier this season, Mumbai Indians emerged victorious. The match was a nail-biter where Mumbai won the game narrowly with 4 wickets. They were able to chase 219 target on the last ball of the match.
Here are some important numbers ahead of the CSK and MI clash.
In IPL history, both MI and CSK have played 31 games against each other. In these games, Mumbai Indians have got the upper hand with 19 wins while CSK won 12 games.
- Rohit Sharma need only 20 runs to complete 5,500 runs in IPL. He is the 4th highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5480 runs in 207 matches.
- On the other hand, Rohit Sharma can also achieve the 5,500 milestone in IPL. He is only 9 runs away from this milestone.
- Ravindera Jadeja is just 2 sixes away from completing 50 IPL sixes for CSK. Jadeja will be the 5th Indian player to do it for the CSK after Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu and Murali Vijay.
- Krunal Pandya is just one wicket away from completing 50 wickets for Mumbai Indians in IPL. He is the 2nd player to score 1000+ runs and to take 50+ wickets for Mumbai Indians after Kieron Pollard.
- Krunal’s brother Hardik Pandya is just 5 sixes away from completing 100 sixes in IPL. He has hit 95 sixes in 87 matches.