Chennai vs Mumbai in Indian T20 League

If there was ever a match in cricket that guarantees fireworks every single time, then it has to be Chennai vs Mumbai. With this match representing a contest between the two most successful teams in the Indian Premier League, with the two most successful captains in the Indian Premier League at the helm, every cricket fan is sure to set this date aside.

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For Chennai, this matchup is all about facing up to the one team they have not been able to dominate in the Indian T20 Premier League. While against every other team in the league, the Chennai team can boast of a winning percentage of above 50%, against Mumbai the win percentage falls to just 40%. This stat was helped along by Mumbai beating Chennai in all 4 games last season, including the first qualifier and ultimately the final as they went on to lift the trophy for a record 4th time.

Chennai continue to bank on experienced players to take them forward, bringing the likes of Piyush Chawla and Josh Hazelwood into the fold. These two experienced heads, along with the young England all-rounder Sam Curran, will add further depth to what is already a strong core of the team. MS Dhoni has led the team ably right from the first season of Indian T20 Premier League, with the team sticking to its principles of playing smart, calculative cricket and every player making meaningful contributions in every season.

Apart from Chennai, Mumbai is the only team that has kept the core of the squad intact over the years and the results are there for all to see. 4 championships in 8 years, multiple records being broken along the way and an air of intimidation about the team, just go to show how far the team has come from struggling in the initial years of Indian T20 Premier League. Rohit Sharma’s captaincy has been a huge factor behind this success, along with the emergence and consistent performances of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik and Krunal Pandya, and Keiron Pollard.

Head to Head Record of Chennai and Mumbai

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Chennai Won

Mumbai Won

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30

12

18

0

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Top Performers in Batting – Mumbai vs Chennai Matches

The top scorers in Mumbai vs Chennai matches are:

Most Runs

  • Suresh Raina (Chennai) – 730 runs
  • Rohit Sharma (MI) – 646 runs
  • MS Dhoni (Chennai) – 627 runs

Highest Scores

  • Sanath Jayasuriya (MI) – 114*
  • Rohit Sharma (MI) – 87
  • Michael Hussey (MI) – 86*

The run charts show a nice mix from both teams. With a number of players still involved in this fixture, one can expect the great batting records to continue. Players of Indian Fantasy T20 Premier Cricket League should continue to keep an eye on these players especially on Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma.

Top Performers in Bowling – Chennai vs Mumbai Matches

The bowlers with highest wickets and excellent economy in Delhi vs Mumbai matches are:

Most Wickets

  • Lasith Malinga (MI) – 37 wickets
  • Dwayne Bravo (Mumbai & Chennai) – 32 wickets
  • Harbhajan Singh (Mumbai & Chennai) – 26 wickets

Best Bowling

  • Harbhajan Singh (MI) – 5/18
  • Lasith Malinga (MI) – 5/32
  • Mohit Sharma (Chennai) – 4/14

A great mix of players once again, showing just how tight this contest has been over the years. 

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