Chennai Super Kings (CSK) gained the toss and opted to bowl first in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians within the opening match IPL 2020 on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Three-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) gained the toss and opted to bowl first in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians within the opening match of 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The curtain raiser of the 13th season of profitable T20 event will likely be a repeat of final yr’s ultimate when Mumbai Indians locked horns with CSK within the summit showdown at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad and clinched a slender one-run win.
With their victory final yr, Mumbai Indians grew to become essentially the most profitable franchise in IPL historical past with 4 title victories, whereas Chennai Super Kings are second shut behind them with three crowns.
The conflict will see skilled wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni returning to motion for the primary time since India’s dismal loss to New Zealand within the World Cup semifinals final yr.The former Indian skipper bid adieu to worldwide cricket final month to finish his illustrious 16-year-long profession with the nationwide crew.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jawyawardena had earlier confirmed that skipper Rohit Sharma will open the batting with South Africa’s Quinton De Kock.
While either side boast of strong squads, it should be highlighted that this yr the 2 giants are lacking some essential names from their lineups.
Chennai will miss the providers of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh on account of private causes, Mumbai Indians can have some huge boots to fill after the withdrawal of their bowling spearhead Lasith Malinga from this yr’s version.