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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma (left) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The last time there was an IPL opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in 2018, when the Chennai team won by one wicket. -File
- Out of the three opening matches between the two teams so far, 2 Mumbai Indians and one Chennai Super Kings have won.
- Out of the 12 tournaments held so far, these two teams have won the title 7 times, Chennai three times and Mumbai 4 times.
The schedule for the 13th season of the IPL due to be held in the UAE due to Coronavirus was released on Sunday. This time, the opening match will be between the defending champions Mumbai and Chennai Super Kings. This is the fourth time in the history of the league that both teams will play opening matches. Mumbai and Chennai have won twice in three matches so far.
Mumbai Indians will be the team to play the opening match of IPL for the maximum number of times. He has played 6 opening matches so far, while Kolkata Knight Riders have also played the first match so many times.
The last IPL opening match between the two teams took place in 2018. Then Chennai Super Kings won by one wicket in a thrilling match. In that match, Mumbai Indians batted first and scored 165 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Chennai won the match by scoring 169 runs for 9 wickets with one ball.
Earlier, both teams also played the league's opening match in 2012. Then Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets. In that match, Chennai Super Kings batted first and were all out for 112 runs. Then Mumbai had achieved the target by losing 2 wickets in 16.5 overs. In the 2009 IPL too, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 19 runs in the opening match.
Both teams won the IPL title 7 times
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Superkings are the most successful teams in the history of the league. Out of the 12 tournaments held so far, these two teams have won the title 7 times. Mumbai has become the 4th highest champion, and Chennai three times. Mumbai first won the IPL in 2013. After this, the team also became champions in 2015, 2017 and 2019. On the other hand, Chennai, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, won the title twice in 2010 and 2011 in a row. The last time this team became champions in 2018. Chennai team has played IPL playoffs 10 times, while reached the finals 8 times.
CSK has been runner up four times
Chennai Superkings has been the IPL runner-up four times (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015), while Mumbai Indians has been the runner-up once in 2010. Mumbai is the only team in IPL history to beat Chennai the most times. There have been 28 matches between the two teams so far, out of this, Mumbai has won 17 times, while Chennai has won 11 times.
Chennai and Mumbai team schedule
This season, the Chennai team will play 7 out of 14 league matches in Dubai. It will begin on 25 September against Delhi Capitals. At the same time, the Mumbai team has made Abu Dhabi its base. This team will play 8 out of 14 matches in Abu Dhabi.
Mumbai's league stage full schedule
|The date||Match between||place||Time|
|19 September||Mumbai vs Chennai||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|23 September||Mumbai vs Kolkata||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|28 September||Mumbai vs Bangalore||Dubai||7.30 pm|
|1 October||Mumbai vs Punjab||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|4 October||Mumbai vs Hyderabad||Sharjah||3.30 pm|
|6 October||Mumbai vs Rajasthan||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|11 October||Mumbai vs Delhi||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|16 October||Mumbai vs Kolkata||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|18 October||Mumbai vs Punjab||Dubai||7.30 pm|
|23 October||Mumbai vs Chennai||Sharjah||7.30 pm|
|25 October||Mumbai vs Rajasthan||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|28 October||Mumbai vs Bangalore||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|31 October||Mumbai vs Delhi||Dubai||3.30 pm|
|3 November||Mumbai vs Hyderabad||Sharjah||7.30 pm|
League stage schedule of chennai
|The date||Match between||place||Time|
|19 September||Chennai vs Mumbai||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|22 September||Chennai vs Rajasthan||Sharjah||7.30 pm|
|25 September||Chennai vs Delhi||Dubai||7.30 pm|
|2 October||Chennai vs Hyderabad||Dubai||7.30 pm|
|4 October||Chennai vs Punjab||Dubai||7.30 pm|
|7 October||Chennai vs Kolkata||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|10 October||Chennai vs Bangalore||Dubai||7.30 pm|
|13 October||Chennai vs Hyderabad||Dubai||7.30 pm|
|17 October||Chennai vs Delhi||Sharjah||7.30 pm|
|19 October||Chennai vs Rajasthan||Abu Dhabi||7.30 pm|
|23 October||Chennai vs Mumbai||Sharjah||7.30 pm|
|25 October||Chennai vs Bangalore||Dubai||3.30 pm|
|29 October||Chennai vs Kolkata||Dubai||7.30 pm|
|November 1st||Chennai vs Punjab||Abu Dhabi||3.30 pm|