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IPL Final: Running on loop – CSK, MI rivalry awaits new climax

Hindustan Times – You don’t have to look beyond Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to realize that monotony can be an undesired side-effect of consistency.

Summary

  • Sunday will be another date to remember as Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians meet with an eye on their fourth title and nothing to separate them again.How consistent have they been?
  • ALSO READ: Ahead of IPL final, Rohit speaks about workload management, WC preparationChennai Super Kings, banned for two years on charges of match-fixing, have reached the final eight times in 10 editions.
  • Till date, CSK and MI are also the only two franchises to have had documentary series made on their storied journey.Bidding for and retaining a strong Indian core over the years too have been a hallmark of these two teams.
  • In fact, when Dhoni was asked on taking the longer route to the final after losing the first qualifier to Mumbai Indians, he said: “It’s the usual route, last year was the exception,” referring to the 2018 season when CSK got an shorter passage to the final after beating finalists Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first qualifier.
  • And though Mumbai Indians have enjoyed a better win rate in the final, this Chennai Super Kings team looks adamant to make it two in two, something they haven’t achieved since 2011.


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