Mumbai Indians captain, Rohit Sharma and IPL trophy.© BCCI / IPL
Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings in a crunch clash in Dubai on Sunday to commemorate the reopening of the IPL 2021. This was postponed indefinitely in May due to the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. CSK will be placed second in the points table with 10 points and MI will be placed in the fourth spot with 8 points in seven games.
This is an important match as Rohit Sharma and his team are aiming to launch yet another campaign to complete the hat-trick title and add it to the kittens with a total of five IPL titles. .. MI won the UAE last season with a series of overwhelming performances to defeat their jinx of failing to win consecutive trophies.
The fact that Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the tournament is established not only by the fact that they won the most titles, but also by their impressive direct record for most teams. Mumbai holds the record of being the team with the most wins against a particular opponent in the history of the league. MI defeated KKR 22 times in 28 games.
Rohit Sharma’s side has the opportunity to add another landmark to this list. If they defeat CSK on Sunday, it will be their 20th victory over MS Dhoni’s side. This puts Mumbai in the top two slots of the list of teams that have won the most against a particular opponent. This makes MI the only team in IPL history to win more than 20 games against two opponents.
CSK has defeated MI 12 times and wants to improve the record by refusing to win MI on Sunday.
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