Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings: everything you need to know about the 2019 IPL final

Here is what you need to know about the final of Season 12 of the Indian Premier League and how to watch it in the UAE

Surya Kumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians greet Chennai Super Kings players after defeating them to enter the final of the VIVO IPL T20 in Chennai, India, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/R.Parthibhan)
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What is it?

Final of 2019 season of Indian Premier League

Who is playing?

Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings

When is it?

Sunday, 6pm (UAE time) start

Where is it being played?

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

How to watch final in UAE?

Live on BeIN Sports

How Mumbai and Chennai got to the final?

Mumbai: The Rohit Sharma-led side topped the table after winning the same number of matches as Chennai and Delhi Capitals did – nine from 14 – but they edged out their rivals on net run-rate. Mumbai are most dangerous when they find consistency, which they have in the last few games (seven wins and one tie in their last 11 matches). They hold an edge over Chennai having beaten them in all three matches this season: both round-robin games as well as Qualifier 1.

Chennai: MS Dhoni's men made a different route to the final in that they started well then had a couple of hiccups, picked up steam again and then limped to the play-offs. Had they been more ruthless, they would have easily surpassed Mumbai in the final standings – although it didn't matter so much as the arch-rivals finished 1-2 thereby booking places in Qualifier 1. That said the defending champions – who, like Mumbai, have won three championships – go into the final as underdogs.

What’s their head-to-head like?

Total matches: Played – 29; Wins by Mumbai – 17; Wins by Chennai – 12

This season: Played – 3; Wins by Mumbai – 3; Wins by Chennai – 0

Finals against each other: Played – 3; Wins by Mumbai – 2; Wins by Chennai – 1