Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the two franchises based in Mumbai and Chennai respectively are among the most followed IPL franchises since the conception of the Indian Premier League. Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard contributed significantly to MI’s success, while MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina are the superstars of the Chennai Super Kings.
In detail, let’s look at the MI vs CSK head to head IPL records, Stats, and history.
MI vs CSK Head-to-Head Records
If we look at MI vs CSK head to head records, Mumbai Indias won 5 IPL championships, the most in the history of IPL, while CSK, just marginally behind, won 4 IPL trophies. Only 6 times in the last 15 years of IPL, we have got a winner other than CSK or MI.
Head to head MI and CSK locked horns in 36 games, from which Mumbai Indians won 21 games, while CSK won 15. It includes 34 IPL matches, of which MI won 20 games and CSK 14. Out of two Champion Leagues outings, MI and CSK claimed one game each.
MI vs CSK all IPL match results
Let’s have an overview of all the clashes between CSK and MI.
|23-Apr-08||Chennai||CSK||6 runs||2008 IPL|
|14-May-08||Mumbai||MI||9 wickets||2008 IPL|
|18-Apr-09||Cape Town||MI||19 runs||2009 IPL|
|16-May-09||Port Elizabeth||CSK||7 wickets||2009 IPL|
|25-Apr-10||Mumbai||MI||5 wickets||2010 IPL|
|6-Apr-10||Chennai||CSK||24 runs||2010 IPL|
|25-Apr-10||Navi Mumbai||CSK||22 runs||2010 IPL|
|22-Apr-11||Mumbai||MI||8 runs||2011 IPL|
|4-Apr-12||Chennai||MI||8 wickets||2012 IPL|
|6-May-12||Mumbai||MI||2 wickets||2012 IPL|
|23-May-12||Bangalore||CSK||38 runs||2012 IPL|
|6-Apr-13||Chennai||MI||9 runs||2013 IPL|
|5-May-13||Mumbai||MI||60 runs||2013 IPL|
|21-May-13||Delhi||CSK||48 runs||2013 IPL|
|26-May-13||Kolkata||MI||23 runs||2013 IPL|
|25-Apr-14||Dubai||CSK||7 wickets||2014 IPL|
|10-May-14||Mumbai||CSK||4 wickets||2014 IPL|
|28-May-14||Mumbai||CSK||7 wickets||2014 IPL|
|17-Apr-15||Mumbai||CSK||6 wickets||2015 IPL|
|8-May-15||Chennai||MI||6 wickets||2015 IPL|
|19-May-15||Mumbai||MI||25 runs||2015 IPL|
|24-May-15||Kolkata||MI||41 runs||2015 IPL|
|7-Apr-18||Mumbai||CSK||1 wicket||2018 IPL|
|28-Apr-18||Pune||MI||8 wickets||2018 IPL|
|3-Apr-19||Mumbai||MI||37 runs||2019 IPL|
|26-Apr-19||Chennai||MI||46 runs||2019 IPL|
|7-May-19||Chennai||MI||6 Wickets||2019 IPL|
|12-May-19||Hyderabad||MI||1 Run||2019 IPL|
|19-Sep-20||Abu Dhabi||CSK||5 Wickets||2020 IPL|
|23-Oct-20||Sharjah||MI||10 Wickets||2020 IPL|
|19-Sep-22||Delhi||MI||4 Wickets||2021 IPL|
|1-May-21||Dubai||CSK||20 runs||2021 IPL|
|21-Apr-22||Mumbai||CSK||3 wickets||2022 IPL|
|12-May-22||Mumbai||MI||5 Wickets||2022 IPL|
If we look at MI vs CSK head to head records, the two giants’ first-ever IPL clash was on 23 April 2008 at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, in which CSK triumphed by 6 runs after putting 208 on the board. Matthew Hayden (46-balls 81) was the star performer of the match.
In 2014, CSK defeated MI in all three clashes in IPL 2014. In 2019, Mumbai Indians dominated Chennai Super Kings and won all four games played against CSK during their course to become the title holder. Between 2018 and 2019, Mumbai Indians won 5 matches in a row against CSK. The maximum duration of games CSK remained unbeaten against MI is 4, which was during 2014-15.
MI vs CSK in IPL Finals
MI vs CSK head to head records show that CSK and MI locked horns in as many as 4 IPL finals – in 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2019. Out of these four IPL Final encounters, CSK triumphed only once – in the 2010 IPL final as they defeated the archrivals Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets despite a cameo from Kieron Pollard (27 from 10 balls).
In 2013, Pollard (unbeaten 60 from 32 balls) powered MI to grab their maiden IPL title, defeating CSK by 23 runs. Rohit Sharma (26-balls 50) and Lendl Simmons (68 runs from 45 balls) helped MI to beat CSK by 41 runs and lift their second IPL trophy. In 2019, MI trumped CSK once again, thanks to Pollard (unbeaten 41) and a superb spell of bowling from Malinga.
The latter successfully defended 13 runs in the last over, including the wicket off the last ball of the game when CSK needed 2.
In 2015 IPL final, MI piled on 202 batting first at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Thanks to excellent half-centuries from Simmon and Rohit Sharma and cameos from Pollard and Rayudu. It proved too much CSK as they lost the final by 41 runs.
MI vs CSK all-time IPL Stats | Top Performers
Let’s check out the top batters and bowlers from both sides in all MI vs CSK head to head matches.
The below table lists the top batters in the MI vs CSK head to head rivalry, along with the relevant stats.
|Faf du Plessis||CSK||16||365||58||24.33||127.18||0||3|
Just considering CSK vs MI head to head records, Suresh Raina (CSK), one of the finest T20 batsmen, has been the top batter from both teams with 736 runs from 32 innings. He scored at an average of 28.31 a strike rate of 140.19. He scored 6 half-centuries and his highest score is 83. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is the second on the list with 711 runs, while MS Dhoni (CSK) is behind him by just 1 run to be the third-highest run-scorer overall.
Pollard (636 runs) cannot be missed in this list for the plenty of runs he scored while playing for MI. Sachin Tendulkar (370 runs) and Faf du Plessis (365 runs) are among the significant contributors for MI and CSK, respectively, in these CSK vs MI head to head contests.
Among the best batters in head to head MI vs CSK matches, MS Dhoni has the highest average at 37.37, whereas Pollard has the highest strike rate at a whopping 169.6.
Let's now look at some of the top bowlers in CSK vs MI head to head matches. There are some all-time IPL legends in this list. Just have a look at their stats.
The head to head MI vs CSK records project Lasith Malinga (MI) as the top bowler with 37 wickets from 23 games, with a brilliant average of 17.59 and a strike rate of 14.51. He has the lowest average among all the bowlers in the above list. Additionally, his superb economy of 7.27 is the second lowest as well. No wonder Bumrah rules in the MI vs CSK rivalry and in the IPL overall.
Dwayne Bravo (CSK) is next with 32 wickets from 21 matches, while Harbhajan, the “Turbanator” has grabbed 24 wickets for MI against CSK. Harbhajan with an economy of just 6.67 has the lowest economy among the above set of bowlers.
Ravindra Jadeja is the fourth-best bowler (CSK) with 18 wickets, while Kieron Pollard and Mohit Sharma have got 15 wickets each for MI and CSK, respectively.