It's El-Clasico time! Before all the football fans jump in confusion, let us clear that we are talking about cricket here. Two top teams with historical records will be up against each other on Matchday 1 of phase 2 of IPL 2021. CSK are back to the place where they had their worst season ever. But on the plus side, they are coming on the back of some good performances in the first phase. CSK also have Moeen Ali, who will be their trump card in UAE's spinning conditions.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians have some happy memories here in UAE. They won their record 5th title in the country and would be looking to extend their despicable record. Skipper Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah had a fantastic England tour and will be key players this season.
Let's look at some stats and records of both the teams before the resumption of the rivalry.
- MI have won only 3 out of 8 matches in Dubai. Notably, all 3 wins for Mumbai have come against Delhi only.
- CSK have won 6 out of 9 matches in Dubai so far.
100 - Jasprit Bumrah will be playing his 100th match in IPL. If Dwayne Bravo plays against MI on 19th Sep then he will also be playing his 100th match for CSK in IPL.
50 - Krunal Pandya needs 1 more wicket to pick 50 IPL wickets. He will become only the 2nd all-rounder after Kieron Pollard to score more than 1000 runs and pick 50 wickets for MI in IPL.
20 - If MI win 1 more game against CSK, then they will have 2nd most wins (20) against a particular team in IPL.
Most wins against a particular team in IPL :
MI - 22 wins vs KKR (28 matches)
KKR - 19 wins vs PBKS (28 matches)
MI - 19 wins vs CSK (31 matches)
CSK - 17 wins vs RCB (26 matches)
MI - 17 wins vs RCB (28 matches)
3 - Rohit Sharma needs 3 more sixes to become the first Indian to smash 400 T20 sixes.
1000 - Ishan Kishan needs 35 more runs to smash 1000 runs for MI.
300 - MS Dhoni, while going out to bat, will be playing his 300th T20 innings.
150 - Trent Boult needs 1 more wicket to pick 150 wickets in T20 Cricket.