IPL 2020: MS Dhoni faces the Mumbai Indians puzzle once more, will his CSK have a solution this time?

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni the captain has reigned supreme within the Indian Premier League over time. Under his stewardship, Chennai Super Kings have turned out to be essentially the most constant workforce within the match. He has captained a workforce in IPL on 174 events (CSK and Rising Pune Supergiant), profitable 104 instances, which makes him the one captain to have gained greater than 100 matches in IPL historical past.

His win rate of 60.11 p.c is by far one of the best amongst captains who’ve led a aspect in a minimal of 50 matches. He has gained the title 3 times and guided CSK to eight finals, out of the 10 tournaments they’ve been part of. CSK take pleasure in one of the best win proportion amongst all groups, but they aren’t essentially the most victorious workforce in IPL.

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That is as a result of they haven’t been capable of remedy the Mumbai Indians puzzle. Mumbai Indians misplaced the 2010 IPL finishing to CSK and had been and not using a title until 2012, by which period CSK had already gained the trophy twice. But issues modified for the ‘Blue Brigade’ ever since Rohit Sharma took over because the workforce’s captain.

Rohit has led the workforce to victory in 4 titles, profitable each alternate yr since 2013. And what higher, three out of the 4 victories within the finishing arrive towards Chennai Super Kings, together with a 1-run win within the finishing last yr. Their third title arrive towards Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017, a workforce that Dhoni was a part of.

Hence, Dhoni has misplaced 4 out of 5 IPL finals to Mumbai Indians, out of which three arrive in a Chennai Super Kings jersey whereas directing the aspect.

To perceive this additional one wants to take a look at the next desk.

As the desk exhibits, Mumbai Indians are the one workforce to have dominated CSK and that makes this rivalry the best within the historical past of IPL. In truth CSK has not misplaced greater than 9 matches towards some other workforce besides Mumbai Indians. Their win ratio is in positive towards all groups besides Mumbai Indians.

To make issues worse, CSK must break the jinx of getting misplaced the last 5 matches between the 2 groups. In an unprecedented appear of domination, MI executed a clear sweep over CSK in an IPL version for the primary time in 2019, as they beat Dhoni’s workforce twice within the league part and twice within the play-offs, which included the cliffhanger of a finishing.

This is a record that can hassle somebody like Dhoni, who has in any other case had a dream run within the match. Mumbai Indians’ poor record in UAE, performed 5 and misplaced 5, is one thing which could give Dhoni and his workforce a ray of hope.

But the problem will likely be immense as CSK are lacking two of their affect players in Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh. And Dhoni himself has not performed aggressive cricket for greater than a yr. It will likely be fascinating to see what ‘Captain Cool’ comes up with on his return to the cricket field in CSK colors.

[Attribution HT]

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