The IPL 2020 season is finally knocking our screens. After the wait of year cricket fans will be quenching their sight with the fresh season of Indian Premier League(IPL). The match openers will be 4-time trophy takers ‘Mumbai Indians’ and three-time title worshipers Chennai Super Kings on Friday. The match will come alive at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The prodigy teams of IPL will defend their honor. As Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will have a face-off with MS Dhoni’s Chennai. CSK won’t be the CSK we want it to be without Suresh Raina. Raina is a key player who had to exit the team on personal grounds, hence the team will largely is him on the field.
After Raina’s news Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad from the CSK team tested positive for Coronavirus. Some other staff members also tested positive for COVID-19 with their landing in UAE. IPL won’t be the way we like it- i.e. us cheering in the stadiums. But, nevertheless, the sport has its own dedicated chunk of fan-following.
IPL 2020, THE MATCH SPECIFICS
The issues outside the field bring stress to Captain Dhoni’s shoulder and the squad. CSK empowers itself with the experience of international players. Whereas, Mumbai highly resonates with the absence of the bowler Lasith Malinga. Malinga has been a consistent star performer for CSK and effectively landed the role of match-winner for years.
With CSK’s bowling their key strategy, Mumbai prides itself with the arena of batting. In the spin section, Chennai has an edge while Mumbai’s pacers can foresee damage with Jasprit Bumrah’s high spirit. With a little known about pitch conditions of Abu Dhabhi Stadium, Chennai’s spinners benefit from the slower side.
The first match is between MI and CSK on Saturday, 19 September 2020. The match will proceed at 7.30pm IST (6pm UAE). All the IPL matches will be live on Star Sports India Channels and Games. It can also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.