IPL 2019 Final, MI vs CSK, Stats Preview: Rohit Sharma, Dwayne Bravo hold key as teams vie for fourth title

MI have defeated CSK in all their previous meetings this season, and Sunday's winner will become the most successful IPL team ever as both sides are tied at three titles apiece.

Umang Pabari, May 12, 2019 12:32:15 IST

Having met each other thrice already in the current edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns the title clash in Hyderabad later tonight.

MI have defeated CSK in all their previous meetings this season, and Sunday's winner will become the most successful IPL team ever as both sides are tied at three titles apiece.

MI and CSK are the only team to have won 100-plus IPL matches. It will be intriguing to see whether CSK will allow MI to beat them the fourth time in a single edition of IPL season.

Let’s look at some of the important stats and facts before the final.

No team has even won 10 matches against CSK in IPL while Mumbai Indians have won 16 matches against them in IPL.

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MI have a 2-1 record against CSK in IPL finals.

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Dwayne Bravo will hold the key for CSK as he has taken most wickets against MI in IPL so far.

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On the other hand, Lasith Malinga will have to lead from the front once again as he is the highest wicket-taker against CSK in IPL.

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Only Virat Kohli (747) has scored more runs against CSK than Rohit Sharma (690) in IPL. Moreover, Rohit Sharma needs to score 14 more runs to become the first batsman to score 4,000 runs for MI in T20 cricket.

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Suresh Raina has scored 810 runs from 31 innings at an average of 32.40 against MI in IPL – the most by any player.

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Trivia:
- Suresh Raina has amassed 704 runs from 21 matches at an average of 46.93 and a SR of 168.02 in IPL playoff/knockout matches for CSK.

- Rohit Sharma has scored only 183 runs from 12 innings at an average of 15.25 and a SR of 108.93 in IPL playoff/knockout matches.

- Dwayne Bravo has taken 24 wickets from 15 innings at an average of 16.21 in IPL knockout/playoff matches for CSK.

- Lasith Malinga has picked up 13 wickets from 14 matches at an economy rate of 6.97 in IPL playoff/knockout matches.

- CSK have won 12 out of 16 tosses in this season of IPL.

- 8 of the 11 IPL finals have been won by the team who won the toss.

- MI have a 7-2 record against CSK since 2015 in IPL.

- Hardik Pandya has scored 96 runs across five innings without getting dismissed since the start of 2018 against CSK.

Updated Date: May 12, 2019 12:33:31 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
See Full Table





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254