IPL 8 Final: MI vs CSK - Head-to-head meetings, individual records and more

Kolkata: In what could be deja vu from 2013, Eden Gardens will again host Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI), who will lock horns for the most coveted domestic prize, the Indian Premier League (IPL) title in Kolkata on Sunday.

IPL 8 Final: MI vs CSK  - Interesting statistics, figures and trivia
Rohit Sharma and M.S Dhoni. Pic/PTI

Here's all you need to know about MI and CSK

Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma
Chennai Super Kings – Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mumbai Indians – Ricky Ponting (Head coach)
Chennai Super Kings – Stephen Fleming

Home ground:
Mumbai Indians – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Chennai Super Kings - M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

IPL Head-to-head:
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings 
Mumbai Indians – 12 matches
Chennai Super Kings - 11 matches

IPL 8 Final: MI vs CSK  - Interesting statistics, figures and trivia Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings teams. Pic/ PTI

Highest run scorer in IPL 8:

Mumbai Indians – Lendl Simmons (472 runs)
Chennai Super Kings – Brendon McCullum (436 runs)

IPL 8 Final: MI vs CSK  - Interesting statistics, figures and trivia Lendl Simmons and Brendon McCullum. Pic/PTI

Highest wicket taker in IPL 8:
Mumbai Indians – Lasith Malinga (22 wickets)
Chennai Super Kings – Dwayne Bravo (23 wickets)

Cricketers who played for both teams:
Dwayne Bravo: MI 2008-2010, CSK 2011-present
Dwayne Smith: MI 2008, 2012-2013, CSK 2014-present
Michael Hussey: CSK 2008-2013, 2015-present; MI 2014
Ashish Nehra: MI 2008, CSK 2014-present
Thisara Perera: CSK 2010, MI 2012
Parthiv Patel: CSK 2008-2010, MI 2015-present

IPL 8 Final: MI vs CSK  - Interesting statistics, figures and trivia

Chennai Super Kings cricketer Suresh Raina and Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma during a joint press meet before IPL Final match in Kolkata on Saturday. Pic/PTI

Tweets on MI vs CSK:

Mumbai Indians @mipaltan 
All eyes set on this beautiful #PepsiIPL trophy. #ApunKaSuperstar #MI

Keh Ke Peheno @coolfunnytshirt
Talented Captain vs Talented Talent in the finals. #CSKvsMI

Abhishek Singhvi @DrAMSinghvi 
Mumbai Indians under the leadership of Ricky Ponting justifiably managed to raised the bar when the stakes were high. #MIvsCSK

How they previously performed in IPL:

Mumbai Indians (MI)
2008 - League stage
2009 - League stage
2010 - Runners-up
2011 - Playoffs
2012 - Playoffs
2013 - Champions
2014 - Playoffs

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
2008 - Runners-up
2009 - Semifinalists
2010 - Champions
2011 - Champions
2012 - Runners-up
2013 - Runners-up
2014 - Playoffs

Players to watch out for tonight

Mumbai Indians

Lendl Simmons

Lendl Simmons

The West Indian would play a key role in setting the stage for Mumbai sIndians to post a big total. He is expected to provide a steady start at the top and build partnerships.

Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard

MI would be hoping the star all-rounder continues his rich form and provide that much-needed zing to his team with the bat and ball.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

The way MI skipper marshals his troops to get the best out of his resources would play an important factor, especially when he is up against India’s best skipper MS Dhoni.

Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga

He is MI’s most lethal weapon in the bowling department. His good form would play a crucial role in clinching the IPL title.

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh

The off-spinner has roared back to form in style in this IPL. Considering that Eden Gardens has produced slow turners in the IPL-8 so far, Bhajji might play a crucial role tonight.

Chennai Super Kings

Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey

The Australian not only has to provide CSK a good start, but also fill the huge void left by in-form New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum, who joined his national team for a Test series in England. 

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis

CSK would require the firepower from the South African for one last time tonight.

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

With Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina not in best of form, the CSK skipper would play a vital role in helping the team cross the finish line.

Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra

The left-arm medium pacer has been an able ally to Dwayne Bravo in the bowling department, and Dhoni would expect the same tonight from his frontline pacer.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin

The off-spinner may not be amongst the top wicket-takers for CSK in this IPL, but Dhoni would expect him maintain his under six-an-over economy rate and tie down MI’s big-hitters.

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  • Chandru25-May-2015

    MI played well

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