MI vs CSK has been the ultimate rivalry in IPL over the years, and in the recent years Mumbai have dominated Chennai with a very good head-to-head record against them. So far in IPL 2021, CSK have dominated the league by winning 5 out of 6 games while for MI, their middle-order batting has been a big concern in this IPL season and it will be a challenge for them to face bowlers like Ravindra Jadeja in the middle overs.
Let us have look at some of the numbers before the game:
Most runs for CSK vs MI in IPL – Suresh Raina (704 runs)
Most runs for MI vs CSK in IPL – Rohit Sharma (626 runs)
Most wickets for CSK vs MI in IPL – Dwayne Bravo (25 wickets)
Most wickets for MI vs CSK in IPL – Kieron Pollard (12 wickets)
200 – Suresh Raina will become the 4th player to play 200 matches in IPL after MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik.
50 – Hardik Pandya needs 1 more catch to complete 50 catches for MI in IPL and Krunal Pandya needs 1 more wicket to pick 50 wickets for MI in IPL.
4 – Quinton de Kock need one more six to become the 4th player to smash 100 boundaries & 50 sixes for Mumbai Indians in IPL.
Other three players to smash 50 sixes + 100 fours for MI in IPL are:
5 – Ravindra Jadeja needs two more sixes to become the 5th Indian player to smash 50 sixes for CSK alone in IPL after MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay and Ambati Rayudu.
350 – Rohit Sharma will become the 1st Indian Player to play 350 T20 matches.
500 – Kieron Pollard needs 33 more runs to become the 8th player to score 500 runs against CSK in IPL.
Players to score 500 (or) more runs against CSK in IPL
Virat Kohli – 895
Shikhar Dhawan – 862
Rohit Sharma – 717
Dinesh Karthik – 552
Robbie Uthappa – 547
David Warner – 539
AB de Villiers – 520
7 – Suresh Raina has smashed 7 fifty-plus scores against MI which is most in IPL overall.
400 – Rohit Sharma needs 4 more sixes to become the 1st Indian player to smash 400 T20 sixes.
Most sixes in T20s
Chris Gayle – 1014
Kieron Pollard – 718
Brendon McCullum – 485
Andre Russell – 473
Shane Watson – 467
AB de Villiers – 430
Rohit Sharma – 396*
Aaron Finch – 396
165.60 – Kieron Pollard has a strike-rate of 165.60 against CSK in IPL and he has been the main threat for CSK in crunch situations and has helped the team to win from impossible situations many times.
Highest Strike Rate against CSK in IPL (Minimum 125 balls faced)
Glenn Maxwell – 183.70
Dwayne Smith – 182.03
Andre Russell – 172.83
Kieron Pollard – 165.60*
Virender Sehwag – 163.96