Mumbai Indians - Chennai Super KIngs Head to Head Records
Both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings were quite ambitious from the onset of the IPL.
They were led by two of the most charismatic figures of cricket during the first season of the competition, when the rivalry was set afloat.
The two franchises clashed for the first time in 2008 when they met at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK made a massive 208/5 in their 20 overs, powered by Matthew Hayden’s 81 and Suresh Raina’s 53. Mumbai made more than a match out of the game and fell short by only 6 runs.
Over the years, both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have turned out to be the most successful franchises of the IPL. Chennai has won the tournament twice, winning it back to back in 2010 and 2011. They have also won the now defunct Champions League T20 (CLT20) competition twice as well, in 2010 and 2014.
MI, on the other hand, have won the competition thrice and is the current defending champions. They won the IPL in 2013, 2015 and 2017 and have won the CLT20 twice in 2011 and 2013.
Some of the most iconic battles between the two franchises have taken place in IPL finals or playoff games which lends more intensity to the rivalry. One such game was the final of the IPL in 2010 which took place in Mumbai’s home ground, Wankhede Stadium. The Super Kings won the match by 22 runs, much to the disappointment of the home fans.
In the 2013 edition of the tournament, the pair met during the first qualifier as both franchises finished at the top of the IPL points table after the league phase. Chennai won the match easily by 48 runs and booked their tickets for the final in Kolkata.
Mumbai beat Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator to set up another date with the Yellow Brigade, this time in the final. They got the better of their rivals in the final by 23 runs, winning their first IPL.
The teams met in the playoff eliminator in the 2014 IPL in Mumbai where the Super Kings won by seven wickets.
Rohit Sharma (476)
Suresh Raina (620)
Lasith Malinga (29 wickets)
Dwayne Bravo (30 wickets)
Sanath Jayasuriya (114*)
Michael Hussey (86*)
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Harbhajan Singh (5/18)
Mohit Sharma (4/14)
Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Ben Hifenhaus, Michael Hussey, Parthiv Patel and Ashish Nehra have already played for both franchises. In IPL 2018, Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu will join the select group of players to have played for both of India's most successful T20 franchises.