IPL 2018 kicks off with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on two-time champion Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, April 7. CSK are coming back after being out of the tournament for two years. They are again being led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are the two most successful teams in the IPL, so it is no surprise that they have been involved in some fierce rivalry over the years. It may be recalled that Rohit Sharma-led overcame Chennai in the 2015 final.
Played 22. Mumbai won 12; Chennai 10
Head-to-head record at Wankhede Stadium
Played 7. Mumbai 5; Chennai 2
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayadu, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Jagadeesan Narayan, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Asif K M, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Mark Wood, Khsitiz Sharma, Monu Singh, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rehman, Pat Cummins, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, JP Duminy, Jason Behrendoff, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Sharad Lumba, Siddesh Lad, Tare, Mayank Markande, Akila Dhananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Nidheesh