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Why CSK vs MI is called El Clasico of IPL?

Why CSK vs MI is called El Clasico of IPL?

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings boast the bragging rights of being the most successful teams in the IPL.

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on the Mumbai Indians in a group stage encounter of the Indian Premier League. Both MI and CSK are five-time champions of the Indian Premier League. Being similar in more than one aspect, both teams have an identical strategy in terms of backing their players. In this article, we will take a look at why CSK vs MI rivalry is called as El Clasico of IPL.

El Clasico of IPL

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings boast the bragging rights of being the most successful teams in the IPL. So much so, that the game is called as the ‘El Clásico’ of IPL. ‘El Clasico’ is a Spanish term which means ‘The classic’. The iconic clash between arch-rivals in La Liga, Barcelona and Real is often called ‘El Clasico’.

Similarly, CSK and MI are two of the most successful teams in IPL history and boast of very passionate fan bases. Hence the clash between the two Indian giants is often known as ‘El Clasico’ of IPL.

CSK vs MI head to head

Both teams have played a total of 36 games in IPL so far. In these games, MI have been successful in winning 20 matches while CSK have won 16 games. As stated above, both sides will clash once again in the El Clasico of IPL to be played on April 14 (Sunday).

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