Regarded as the El Clasico of cricket, the match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is often regarded as one of the most high-octane and action packed game.
Two great IPL captains in the form of MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma lock horns with each other and it is at the centre of the cricketing universe. Undoubtedly, the most exciting game of all time.
In IPL 2023, Mumbai and Chennai play each other twice. The first game will be played on 8th April 2023 and the next game will be played on 6th May 2023.
The Chepauk Stadium will finally host an IPL game after a hiatus of 3 years and the fans will absolutely go berserk when this year’s IPL games take place over there.
Chennai Super Kings
Surprisingly, Chennai had an underwhelming season in IPL 2022. It was only the 2nd season in which they couldn’t qualify for the finals. With a win percentage of 58.98% in IPL, Chennai are the most successful side in terms of wins.
The MS Dhoni led side have furthermore bolstered their side for IPL 2023 with the addition of English all-rounder Ben Stokes. Stokes is one of the best all-rounders in the world and he can simply breathe fire with the ball and with the ball.
It remains to be seen whether Ben Stokes will bowl in IPL 2023 as he is recovering from a knee injury. With the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in mind, the English cricketer might play as a specialist batter for CSK.
Mukesh Chowdhary has been ruled out of IPL 2023 but CSK have enough replacements to cover up for him.
5-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians finished with the wooden spoon in IPL 2022. They had a disastrous campaign and finished with only 4 wins in 14 games.
Their long-serving knight Kieron Pollard has retired from IPL and is now the batting coach of Mumbai. Mumbai Indians have roped in Australian talented all-rounder Cameron Green and he will be playing a crucial role for Rohit Sharma’s side.
Mumbai opens their campaign in IPL 2023 with a game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on 2nd April 2023. The match will be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Head-to-Head IPL 2023 Record of CSK vs MI
The Mumbai Indians franchise have a better track record against their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Come IPL 2023 and MS Dhoni would be keen on reducing the deficit of wins against Mumbai.
List of matches played between CSK and MI since IPL 2008
Mumbai Indians have won 19 of the 32 matches so far, while Chennai Super Kings have won 13.
|21-Apr-2022||Navi Mumbai||CSK||3 wickets|
|19-Sep-2020||Abu Dhabi||CSK||5 Wickets|
|24-May-2010||Navi Mumbai||CSK||22 runs|
|15-May-2009||Port Elizabeth||CSK||7 wickets|
|17-Apr-2009||Cape Town||MI||19 runs|
Most runs in CSK vs MI fixtures
Suresh Raina (CSK)- 710 runs
Most wickets in CSK vs MI fixtures
Dwayne Bravo (CSK)- 35 wickets
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma.
Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Tristan Stubbs, Vishnu Vinod, Cameron Green, Arjun Tendulkar, Ramandeep Singh, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Arshad Khan, Duan Jansen, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Raghav Goyal, Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Sandeep Warrier
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