IPL 2019: Clash of the Titans as Mumbai Indians host Chennai Super Kings

first_imgIt’s the second Wednesday of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 and a potential blockbuster is on the cards. Two of the most successful teams in IPL — Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are meeting at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.CSK and MI are at the opposite ends of IPL 2019 points table as the two teams are gearing up to play their fourth matches. MS Dhoni’s men have headed to Mumbai on the back of three successive wins while Mumbai have lost two in three. After an eight-wicket thrashing against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali, MI are hoping to return to winning ways after a three-day break.The clash between the three-time champions usually creates a lot of buzz and Wednesday’s clash is no different. Chennai Super Kings off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who is gearing up to face his former club, has likened the duel between the two teams to India-Pakistan clashes. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has said he could get the feel of an El Clasico when his team faces off against Dhoni’s men.The Tiki-Taka before the El Clasico! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #MIvCSK @DJBravo47 @tommysimsek pic.twitter.com/GAjKKMqXZwChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 3, 2019Ahead of the Match 15 of IPL 2019, here’s a look at some of the interesting numbers involving CSK and MI.First things first, Chennai Super Kings have a head-to-head record of 13-11 against Mumbai Indians — their worst in IPL. Recent history also doesn’t favour CSK as they have lost four of their last five meetings to MI.advertisementHowever, CSK can take confidence from the thrilling win that got their IPL 2018 season going. Returning from a two-year suspension, Chennai clinched a one-wicket win in the last-ball thriller at the Wankhede Stadium.Mumbai Indians though will keen on getting two points on the board as a win would make them the first team in IPL to win 100 matches (including a Super Over win). CSK are second on the list of most wins by an IPL team with 93 wins.Meanwhile, an array of individual records are also up for grabs in Wednesday’s encounter.Dwayne Bravo, who will also be facing his former club, needs one more wicket to become the first bowler to collect 100 wickets for Chennai Super Kings.On the other hand, Suresh Raina needs only one catch to become the first player in IPL history to take 100 catches. Raina’s CSK teammate Harbhajan Singh is bidding to become the third bowler after Lasith Malinga (Wankhede) and Amit Mishra (Feroz Shah Kotla) to pick up 50 wickets at a venue.Also Read | Virat Kohli as captain of India and RCB: 7 successive losses since March 8Also Read | IPL 2019: Ajinkya Rahane relieved to get points on board after RR beat RCB for first winAlso See:last_img

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