Sanjay Manjrekar picks the better team between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings

The Chennai Super Kings are excluded from the IPL for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. They came back in 2018 and won the titlefor the first time since 2011.

Sanjay Manjrecar Sanjay Manjrecar. (Image by Stu Forster-ICC/ICC on Getty Images)

Super Kings Chennai against the Mumbai Indians is an IPL fight everyone is looking forward to. In 2020 the tournament would start with a fight on the canopies, but due to the coronavirus outbreak the tournament was postponed. Well, there’s always been a debate about which way is better. Sanjay Manjrecar recently took the stage to give his vision on the debate.

Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, now a commentator, said that if anyone believes that interest will win, both teams are at the top. In fact, both teams have almost the same percentage of victories. Chennai is just over 61% and Mumbai is 58%. Manjekar also noted that although the Mumbai Indians won four titles, one more than Chennai, they also played for two seasons.

Mumbai has a small advantage: Sanjay Manjrecar

IPL has been in existence for 12 years and if you look at the percentage of victories, which is a good indicator for the teams, a good record of victories, CSKA is already in the lead, but recently there is a wave of Mumbai Indians who have taken the lead and also won titles. The Mumbai Indians won 4, CSK 3, but they played less than the IPL, said Sanjay Manjrecar in a performance for Star Sports.

The Chennai Super Kings are excluded from the IPL for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. They came back in 2018 and won the title for the first time since 2011.

Finally, Sanjay Manjrekar said that Mumbai has had a small advantage in the battle in recent years, simply because it has won more finals. Chennai reached the last eight times in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2019. However, they only won three finals.

On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians played the last round five times in 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Of these five finals, Mumbai has won four.

If you look, the Mumbai Indians became the team that threatened KSB in recent years, they were actually a better team than KSB, a few IPL titles at MI. When MI reaches the finals, he usually wins, KSB – not so much. Looking at the IPL as a whole, the KSB is the first, but lately the Mumbai Indians might have a small advantage, adds Sanjay Manjrekar.