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Mi vs CSK: The Biggest Rivalry in IPL Tournament

April 8, 2021

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Often dubbed as the ‘El Clasico’ of cricket, the sports rivalry between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super kings the biggest and longest rivalry in the IPL.

The battle between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, and in the past between MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar has led to a massive fan following to pin for this rivalry.

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The two teams have played against each other 30 times in IPL, which is the most number of times any two IPL teams have faced off each other. 

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Out of this 30 matches, Rohit Sharma-led franchise has a considerable lead over CSK, having won 18 of them.

Meanwhile, CSK have managed to register only 12 victories over MI.

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CSK is the only team to have qualified for a knockout stage in every edition of IPL the franchise has participated.

They are the two most successful teams in the league winning a combined eight titles out of the thirteen IPL seasons. Mumbai having won 5 IPL titles while, CSK has only won 3 titles.

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Notably, Mumbai Indians have played four out of five finals against CSK and won three of them (2013, 2015, and 2019).

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Both these teams will be meeting on 1 May 2021 in the fourteenth edition of the IPL in Delhi. 

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, DJ Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja will be the players to look out for from CSK and Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav from MI.

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