Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are the two sides which have dominated the Indian Premier League over the years. Led by MS Dhoni, CSK have been the most constant workforce, however the fortunes of Mumbai Indians have improved drastically ever since Rohit Sharma has taken over as the captain.
Commenting on the similar, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar believes the Mumbai Indians have emerged as the side which has challenged Chennai Super Kings and have fared higher in the finals. “The IPL has been going on for about 12 years, and when we look at winning percentage, which is a good way of looking at teams, a good winning record, CSK is right up there, but of late, there’s been a surge by Mumbai Indians coming through the ranks, winning titles as well. Mumbai Indians have won 4, CSK has won 3 but they have played less IPL,” Manjrekar instructed Star Sports.
“ When you look at that, Mumbai Indians is emerging as a team that is threatening CSK in the last few years, they have actually been the better team than CSK, couple of IPL titles to MI. When MI come to the final, they tend to win it, CSK not as much. When you look at the entire IPL, CSK go first, but of late, may be Mumbai Indians have a slight edge,” he additional added.
Chances of staging the Indian Premier League this yr appear distant however the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is contemplating the August-September window in case the nation recovers from the lethal COVID-19 outbreak in time. The BCCI had postponed the IPL to April 15 in the wake of the outbreak however with extra optimistic instances being reported each passing day, probabilities of holding the event in April appear bleak.