IPL 2019: Final, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – Statistical Preview

IPL 2019: Final, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of grand finale between MI and CSK in Hyderabad.

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Imran Tahir. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Mumbai Indians are set to take on the Chennai Super Kings in the final having defeated them on all the three previous meetings in this edition. MI got all those three wins by big margins and CSK will be hopeful about changing the count this time around. Both the teams have won three IPL titles apiece thus far and winner of this game will get a chance to be known as the most successful IPL franchise ever. This will be the 2nd final in three seasons in Hyderabad which will be hosting the El Clásico of IPL.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of grand finale between MI and CSK in Hyderabad:

1 – Only once a team has been successful at defending their title in the IPL. Chennai Super Kings achieved this feat in 2011 having won the 2010 edition of the league. CSK will once again have a chance to defend their title having been victorious in their comeback 2018 season.

3-0Mumbai Indians got better off the Chennai Super Kings on all three meetings in this season. Only once any team has defeated an opponent on four instances in an IPL edition. CSK beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in all four meetings during the previous season.

4 – This will be the 4th final between MI and CSK in the IPL while no two teams faced off more than once in the IPL finals. CSK won their maiden title by defeating MI in 2010 while MI got their first in 2013 by getting better of CSK. Mumbai defeated the Super Kings in 2015 final as well.

28 – Dwayne Bravo’s 28 wickets in the IPL against the Mumbai Indians are the most by any player against them in the IPL. Bravo’s 28 wickets against MI came in only 18 matches at an average of 18.39.

30Lasith Malinga has 30 wickets in the IPL against Chennai Super Kings; the most for any player against them. The Sri Lankan claimed 30 wickets in only 20 IPL games against CSK at 18.03.

96* – Hardik Pandya has scored 96 runs across five innings without getting dismissed against CSK since the start of 2018. The all-rounder picked up eight wickets in those five games including two 3-wicket hauls in the IPL at an average of 14.75.

690 – Rohit Sharma’s 690 runs against the Chennai Super Kings are the 2nd most by any player in the IPL. Only Virat Kohli (747) is ahead of Rohit in the list of leading run-getters against CSK. Rohit averages 30 across the 26 IPL innings he batted against CSK with help of seven fifties.

810 – Suresh Raina amassed 810 runs in the IPL against the Mumbai Indians while no other player has even scored 700 runs against them thus far. Raina amassed those 810 runs from 31 innings at an average of 32.4 by scoring seven half-centuries.

3986 – Rohit Sharma needs 14 more runs to become the first player to aggregate 4000 runs in the Twenty20 format for the Mumbai Indians. Rohit has scored 3986 runs in 147 innings thus far with a century and 29 fifties.

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