IPL 2019 Final, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, statistical preview: Heavyweights eye unprecedented heights

IPL 2019 Final, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, statistical preview: Heavyweights eye unprecedented heights

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Mumbai Indians will take on Chennai Super Kings for the Final of IPL 2019, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Ahead of the clash, here is a statistical preview.

The big numbers

3 IPL titles for each of Chennai and Mumbai, the joint-most in IPL history. Whoever wins will become the first side to win the tournament 4 times. It is perhaps worth a mention that Chennai had missed two editions.

3 Chennai-Mumbai encounters in IPL finals so far. Chennai had won in 2010, while Mumbai lifted the trophy in 2013 and 2015.

4 consecutive defeats for Chennai against Mumbai – once in 2018 and thrice in 2019. Chennai had beaten Mumbai last time in the tournament opener of 2018, by 1 wicket with 1 ball to spare.

4 IPL final appearances for Mumbai. They had lost under Sachin Tendulkar in 2012 and won under Rohit Sharma in the alternate years, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

8 IPL final appearances for Chennai and MS Dhoni has led them in every single one.

Other statistics

0.688 win-loss ratio for Delhi against Mumbai (11 wins, 16 defeats), their worst against any side. Mumbai’s corresponding ratio is 1.455.

2 wickets needed by Imran Tahir (24) to go past Kagiso Rabada (25) and clinch this season‘s Purple Cap.

2 IPL finals to be hosted at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Surprisingly, four other grounds have hosted 2 finals each, thus accounting for 10 of the 12 finals: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai; Eden Gardens, Kolkata; and M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. New Wanderers, Johannesburg and Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai have hosted one final each.

2 Orange Caps for David Warner so far, in 2015 and 2017, and he is set to win his 3rd. Warner will thus go past Chris Gayle (2011 and 2012), the only other batsman to win it twice.

4 sixes needed by Dhoni (209) to go past AB de Villiers (212) and claim 2nd spot. Gayle (326), however, is the proverbial mile away. Suresh Raina has 194 sixes.

4 runs needed by Dhoni (661) to go past Shikhar Dhawan (664) and become the 2nd-highest run-getter against Mumbai. Raina leads with 810.

7 four-wicket hauls for Lasith Malinga, the joint-most in history, along with Sunil Narine. He needs one more to hold the record on his own.

7 fours needed by Raina (493) to reach the 500-mark. Only Dhawan (524) has hit 500 or more fours in IPL history.

11 runs needed by Quinton de Kock (500) to go past Andre Russell (510), 22 to go past Dhawan (521), and 94 for KL Rahul (593). Warner (692), the only one ahead of Rahul, has all but won the Orange Cap.

11 catches for Faf du Plessis and Hardik Pandya this season, the joint most by an outfielder. One of them may top the list.

13 ducks for Harbhajan Singh, the joint-most in IPL history, along with Parthiv Patel.

53 runs needed by Raina (5,360) to go past Virat Kohli (5,412) and regain his place as the leading run scorer in IPL history.

58 runs needed by Rohit (690) to go past Kohli (747) to become the leading run-scorer against Chennai in IPL history.

70 runs needed by Dhoni (4,430) to become the 6th batsman to reach the 4,500-run mark. Kohli (5,412), Raina (5,360), Rohit (4,883), Warner (4,706), and Dhawan (4,579) are the only others to have done this.

150 wickets needed by Harbhajan in IPL history. He needs 1 wicket to go past Piyush Chawla and reach 3rd spot. Only Malinga (169) – who will play today – and Amit Mishra (157) have more wickets. Harbhajan’s teammate Dwayne Bravo has 147.

332 MVP points for Hardik, the 2nd this season. He is behind 37 behind Russell, and has one shot at it.