IPL 2020 favourites and reigning champions Mumbai Indians begin their title defence against spirited Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener on 19 September.
MI have the experience required to go all the way but the conditions may get in the way for the defending champions. On the other hand, CSK squad is well-suited for the surfaces on offer and have loads of experience to make the most of the switch from India to UAE. IPL 2020 in UAE puts a unique challenge before all the franchises who initially picked and stretched squads basis home venues. A lot of strategies are being re-laid to adapt to the new conditions and make an impact in the 60-match competition.
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Mumbai vs Chennai Head to Head in IPL
The two sides have locked horns 28 times in IPL history. Mumbai have had an upper hand so far with 17 wins in the bag. CSK have won 11 games.
IPL 2019 Meetings
In IPL 2019, Mumbai Indians hammered Chennai Super Kings registering four wins in as many games. The four-time champions MI beat CSK twice in league stages, as well as in first qualifier and the grand IPL 2019 final.
Among current batsmen, Rohit Sharma is MI’s leading run-getter against CSK with 614 runs including seven 50+ scores. On the other hand, MS Dhoni is CSK’s leading run-getter against MI with 570 runs.
DJ Bravo of CSK has found most success against MI among the current bowlers, with 25 wickets in 17 outings. On the other hand, Kieron Pollard is leading wicket-taker for Mumbai against CSK with 12 wickets in 13 appearances.
MI vs CSK IPL 2020 Schedule
September 19: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings at Abu Dhabi
October 23: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians at Sharjah