Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in IPL history. The Mumbai-based franchise has won four IPL trophies in 12 seasons. Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are the only other teams to win multiple IPL championships so far, which highlights the dominance of Mumbai.
It is noteworthy that Mumbai had not won a single title before 2013. However, Rohit Sharma changed the team’s fortunes as under his captaincy, the team has seized four trophies in seven years. The Indians have got off to a losing start this year as Chennai Super Kings beat them in a thrilling season opener.
Mumbai is known for starting off slowly, but they will have to be wary of the following five teams as they have always troubled Mumbai in IPL matches.
#5 Royal Challengers Bangalore – 9 wins
Although Royal Challengers Bangalore has not won a single IPL title to date, the Virat Kohli-led outfit has troubled Mumbai Indians in the IPL. The two teams have crossed paths 27 times in IPL and Champions League T20.
Bangalore has won 9 of the 27 matches. Mumbai has been the more dominant team, but RCB will give them a run for money in IPL 2020.
#4 Kings XI Punjab – 11 wins
Two IPL teams have 11 victories against Mumbai Indians, and one of them is Kings XI Punjab. The Mohali-based franchise has had some close encounters with the defending champions.
Punjab has battled Mumbai 24 times and has emerged victorious 11 times. In the last five IPL matches, Punjab has beaten Mumbai twice.
#3 Rajasthan Royals – 11 wins
Rajasthan Royals pipped Kings XI Punjab for the third spot because Rajasthan has registered 11 victories over Mumbai in 23 matches. One of their matches was washed out, meaning RR has a 50% win record in completed matches.
It is interesting to note that Rajasthan Royals has not lost to Mumbai Indians since May 2015.
#2 Delhi Capitals – 12 wins
Delhi Capitals is another team that has gotten the better of Mumbai Indians in 50% matches. In 24 matches between Mumbai and Delhi, the Shreyas Iyer-led outfit has won 12 games.
In their last four IPL meetings, Delhi has ended up on the winning side three times.
#1 Chennai Super Kings – 13 wins
With a win over Mumbai Indians last night, Chennai Super Kings has become the number one team in this list. Chennai has a 12-18 head-to-head record against Mumbai.
However, with a 5-wickets win last night, Chennai has not only ended its 5-match losing streak, but also secured the pole position on this list.