On September 19, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi will witness the first match of IPL 2020 between the two rivals Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Also, we will predict who will win the first match of IPL 2020 MI Vs CSK?
MI vs CSK rivalry in IPL is the fiercest. Let us look at IPL history to check how many times Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) locked horns and who won the most matches.
MI vs CSK Playing 11
Playing 11 for MI and CSK will be disclosed at match start on 19 September. In the meantime here is our prediction about the playing 11 players for both teams.
Chennai Super Kings CSK’s Predicted Playing XI for IPL 2020
Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
Mumbai Indians MI’s Predicted Playing XI for IPL 2020
Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, and Jasprit Bumrah.
CSK Vs MI Next Match Date and Time
Both teams will come head to head 2 times before the qualifying round. here is the date, team, and venue of CSK Vs MI next matches:
- Match#1: 19 September, Satureday – Abu Dhabi at 7:00PM (IST) 6:00PM(UAE)
- Match#17: 04 October, Sunday – Sharjah – 3:30PM(IST) 2:00PM(UAE)
- Mumbai Indians Complete Squad and Schedule
- Chennai Super Kings Complete Squad and Schedule
MI Vs CSK Winning Ratio
Mumbai Indians and CSK played head to head 30 time in 10-years. Where MI won 18 times and CSK won 12 times.
|IPL Year||No of Matches||MI Won||CSK Won|
Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are the two best teams in the Indian Premier League since its inaugural edition 2008. So far, these two teams are consistent with their performance on the field.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is the only team which qualified for playoffs in every season of Indian Premier League till now. CSK also lifted the IPL title thrice (2010, 2011 and 2018). Chennai Super Kings (CSK) also holds the record of most appearances in IPL playoffs (9 times) and in the IPL final (7 times).
However, Mumbai Indians (MI) have won the most number of IPL titles (2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019). MI also holds the record of winning the most number of IPL matches (107).
Mumbai Indians Vs CSK Head to Head History
The two teams have faced each other 30 times in IPL. In these 30 matches, Mumbai Indians (MI) won 18 and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won 12.
Here are the detailed stats and winning history of Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings.
|IPL Year||MI Vs CSK Head to Head|
|2008||In the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League, MI and CSK played two league matches in Chennai and Mumbai, respectively. First match was played in Chepauk Stadium in which Chennai Super Kings won the match by only 6 runs. In the next match, which was played in Wankhede Stadium Mumbai, Mumbai Indians defeated CSK by 9 wickets.|
In the 2nd edition of IPL, CSK and MI faced each other twice in IPL League matches. In the first match between Mumbai and Chennai, MI won the match by 19 runs. In the 2nd match in Port Elizabeth, CSK defeated MI by 7 wickets.
In the IPL 2010, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings played 3 matches with each other, two were league matches and one was the final. In IPL 2010 edition, both the teams faced each other for the first time in the Final. In the League matches, both teams won a match once and in the final Chennai Super Kings defeated MI and lifted the IPL trophy for the first time.
In the Indian Premier League 2011, MI and CSK played against each other only one match at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai. MI defeated CSK by 8 runs only.
In the 2012 IPL edition, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians faced each other thrice. In the two league matches, MI defeated CSK but in the IPL playoff match (eliminator round) Chennai Super Kings won over MI in Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 23rd May 2012 by 38 runs.
MI and CSK played 4 matches in the 2013 IPL. 2 were league matches, one was a qualifier and one was the IPL final. League matches were won by Mumbai Indians. The qualifier match was won by CSK and in the final, which was played at Eden Gardens Kolkata, Mumbai Indians claimed their first IPL trophy by defeating CSK with 23 runs.
IPL 2014 witnessed three matches between the rivals MI and CSK. Chennai Super Kings won all three matches against Mumbai Indians.
In Indian Premier League 2015, both the teams have played 4 matches against each other including two league matches one qualifier and one final match. CSK won just one league match against MI. Mumbai Indians scored their 2nd IPL victory by defeating CSK by 41 runs at Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata.
In 2017 IPL, Chennai Super Kings got banned for two years due to betting activities. So, they did not play any match.
After the two years ban, CSK came back to IPL 2018 and played two matches against MI. In the first League match, CSK defeated MI and in the 2nd match Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings.
In the previous year’s IPL, both teams met 4 times on the field. Twice in the league matches, one in qualifier and once in IPL 2019 final. This time Mumbai Indians totally smashed CSK and won all 4 matches. IPL 2019 final match MI vs CSK was the most thrilling match of IPL history in which MI defeated CSK by just one run.
MI Vs CSK Match Predictions – IPL 2020
These MI VS CSK predictions are based on winning percentage, batting average, strike rate, and maximum individual scores.
|Statistics||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings|
|Highest Individual Score||Sanath Jayasuriya (114 not out in 48 balls) in Mumbai in 2008||Michael Hussey (86 not out in 58 balls) in New Delhi in 2013|
|Highest Batting Average||Suresh Raina (37.39)||Rohit Sharma (34.33)|
|Highest Strike Rate||Kieron Pollard (168.75)||Suresh Raina (149.22)|
|Highest Wickets||Harbhajan Singh (MI)||Dwayne Bravo (CSK)|
|Best Bowling Average||Lasith Malinga (19.30)||Dwayne Bravo (14.38)|
|Best Bowling Strike Rate||Lasith Malinga (17.43)||Dwayne Bravo (11.33)|
|Best Economy Rate||Harbhajan Singh (6.56)||R Ashwin (6.39)|
|Best Bowling in an Innings||Harbhajan Singh (5-18 in Mumbai in 2011)||Mohit Sharma (4-14 in Dubai in 2014)|
According to a comparison on the base of previous games played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to have a clear advantage on Chennai Super Kings.
MI have a stronger batting lineup as compared to CSK. Yellow Army is also lacking Suresh Raina this year who was a consistent performer against MI.
CSK needs to find a balanced playing 11 without Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh in order to defeat MI. Kieron Pollard is the player to watch out for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Mumbai Indians (MI).
In CSK team Suresh Raina has the highest batting Average 37.39 and Strike rate 149.22 in the couple of IPL leagues. On the other side Rohit Sharma has 34.33 batting average from Mumbai Indians. MI has a plus winning point here because heavy hitter Suresh Raina is not playing this year.
Trivia and Faqs
There have been 30 matches played between MI and CSK. In which Mumbai Indians won 18 and Chennai Super Kings won 12 matches.
The next IPL match between MI and CSK will be played on September 19 in Abu Dhabi at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
According to statistics, Mumbai Indians have won more matches, so MI is the better team than CSK.
Rohit Sharma is the best captain in IPL history with 4 titles under his name.