MI vs CSK is the El Clasico of the IPL: Jaydev Unadkat

Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Jaydev Unadkat feels that the clash between MI and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is the El Clasico of the Indian Premier League. The two teams have been the top-most successful teams in the league, and share nine IPL trophies between them. While Mumbai are the five-time champion, CSK is just one short and has four IPL titles. Both the teams have also won the Champions League twice.

Mumbai and Chennai have the most fans across the world, and the encounter between the two teams has always been thrilling and the most awaited one. Speaking of their head-to-head record, the two have clashed 34 times in the IPL so far, and MI has the upper hand, having won 20 games. The 33rd match of the IPL 2022 will witness the two teams locking horns with each other, and just ahead of the match, Unadkat expressed his views on the battle.

“Everyone knows MI and CSK are the most successful teams. From the outside, it is probably the El Clasico of the IPL. Both teams are going to come hard and it will be a good contest,” Unadkat was quoted as saying in a media interaction on Wednesday.

Unadkat feels that Mumbai’s death bowling is a matter of concern

As far as the team’s performance this year is concerned, MI are yet to open their account as they are struggling at the the 10th place in the points table, with no wins and six defeats so far. On the other hand, CSK is just one place above them, hanging at the ninth spot with just one victory in six games.

Unadkat expressed his opinion on MI’s bowling attack during the death overs. “Death bowling has been a concern. It’s always important to be spontaneous in the middle, take your own decisions, which we did not do in a couple of games,” he said.

The 30-year-old also said that one should not consider MI out of the league as the team has proven records of making a comeback even after multiple losses. “MI has seen it all – we have seen the lows, we have won trophies. To come out of this, you need to be calm in your mind,” Unadkat added.