IPL 2024 MI vs CSK: Match preview, head-to-head and streaming details

In their 36 head-to-head encounters, Mumbai Indians have emerged victorious on 20 occasions, while Chennai Super Kings have triumphed 16 times.

The 29th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 features the clash of titans as Mumbai Indians (MI) take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai tonight at 7:30 PM IST.

This marquee matchup, often referred to as the El Classico of the IPL, promises an enthralling contest despite both teams undergoing leadership transitions. Hardik Pandya has assumed the captaincy reins from Rohit Sharma at MI, while Ruturaj Gaikwad has succeeded the legendary MS Dhoni at CSK. However, their fierce rivalry is expected to remain as intense as ever. 

While the men in blue are currently at the seven spot with two wins in five matches, the yellow army finds themselves at number three despite dropping two of their opening five encounters.

The Mumbai-based franchise has displayed signs of resurgence under Pandya’s leadership, securing back-to-back victories at home. Their batting has displayed significant improvement with the addition of Suryakumar Yadav, a stark warning to the CSK bowling attack. The opening partnership of Ishan Kishan (161 runs) and Rohit Sharma (156) will be crucial for the hosts. Jasprit Bumrah (10 wickets) and Gerald Coetzee (8 wickets) have been their leading wicket-takers, with the former’s economy being a major positive. However, the rest of the bowling unit has struggled to contain the flow of runs.

The defending champions secured a convincing win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at home but fell short in their away games. Gaikwad, while not in a flamboyant form, provides stability at the top with a blend of the youthful exuberance of Rachin Ravindra, middle-order solidity with Daryl Mitchell, and late-overs explosiveness with Shivam Dube (176 runs), Ravindra Jadeja, and the ever-reliable MSD. The bowling attack hinges on the returning Shardul Thakur and Tushar Deshpande, who will be familiar with the Wankhede pitch. Mustafizur Rahman‘s nine wickets and Jadeja’s experience will also be crucial for CSK’s success.


Historically, the rivalry between Mumbai and Chennai has been tightly contested. In their 36 head-to-head encounters, the Mumbai-based franchise has emerged victorious on 20 occasions, while Chennai has triumphed 16 times. 

This upcoming match promises to be another nail-biting chapter in the epic saga of IPL’s El Classico.


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