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Apr14,2024



This Sunday is set to be one of the biggest matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far, as the two five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) face off in the much talked about edition of the IPL. Has been. ,el clasico'Between Spanish football giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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Given the success of MI and CSK since the league began in 2008 and the number of stars each team has, their head-to-head has attracted the most attention in the last 7-8 years.

Add to this the fact that this could be MS Dhoni's last match as a player. Wankhede Stadium In Mumbai, and it turns the game into an even bigger opportunity. It was at Wankhede in the 2011 ODI World Cup final that Dhoni hit the famous six that won the title for India against Sri Lanka.

Dhoni has led CSK to five IPL titles.
If we talk about captains who have lifted the IPL trophy the most number of times, then India's current captain Rohit is equal to Dhoni. Mumbai has also won five titles under the captaincy of Rohit.
However, both Dhoni and Rohit are no longer captains. Dhoni stepped down from the CSK captaincy before the start of the current season and handed over the captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, while MI replaced Rohit with Hardik Pandya.

The aura and magnitude of Dhoni and Rohit is such that most of the posters and graphics to promote the game do not feature the faces of the current captains of both the teams. It is being described as Rohit vs Dhoni.
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MI have had mixed fortunes so far this season. They started their campaign with a hat-trick of defeats, but bounced back to win their last two matches and climb slightly up the table to seventh place with four points.
In contrast, CSK started well, but lost two of their five matches. They are currently third on net run rate with six points from three wins, ahead of Lucknow Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad.



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