IPL final MI vs CSK toss up: Coin flip has favoured Dhoni more than Rohit this season

Chennai Super Kings has won the toss in 12 out of 16 matches this edition while Mumbai Indians has won only seven tosses in 15 games.

Chennai has won the toss in 12 out of 16 matches this edition of the Indian Premier League, bowling first on nine occasions and batting thrice.   -  PTI

In Twenty20 cricket, teams tend to chase after winning the toss. But at times, pitch and conditions also influence a captain's decision.

In case of Sunday's final between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings, weather too could play a role. With rain threat looming large, team batting second would have the advantage of knowing exactly how to pace the run-chase.

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Chennai has won the toss in 12 out of 16 matches this edition of the Indian Premier League, bowling first on nine occasions and batting thrice. The M.S. Dhoni-led side has won seven times after winning the toss and three times after being on the wrong side of the coin toss. Chennai has also lost five matches after Dhoni won the toss.

On the other hand, Rohit Sharma hasn't quite had a similar run of luck. Mumbai has won only seven tosses in 15 matches — opting to bat twice and bowling in five games.

In IPL 2019, Mumbai has won five matches after winning the toss and five after losing the toss. It has lost twice after winning the toss.