The biggest festival of cricket ‘Indian Premier League 2020’ is starting from today with match no. 1 between Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed Stadium located in Abu Dhabi. Its going to be Dhoni vs Rohit ‘battle of the titans’ in the opening clash of the 14th edition of the most popular T20 league in the world. Both these teams were the finalists of the 2019 season of IPL in which Mumbai had the last laugh so tonight its chance for CSK to take the revenge.
Chennai and Mumbai have faced each other 4 times in the IPL 13 and interestingly on all four occasions Rohit Sharma led MI side emerged out victorious. The toss has already taken place and Chennai Super Kings have won the toss after which MSD has elected to field first. Skipper Rohit Sharma has said during coin toss that he would’ve done the same if he had won the toss. CSK four overseas players are Sam Curren, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi and Faf du Plesis while MI four overseas players are Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson and Trent Boult.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi
CSK vs MI 1st IPL Match 19 Sept 2020 Score Updates
Mumbai Indians – 162/9 – 20 Overs
Chennai Super Kings – 166/5 – 19.2 Overs
Chennai Super Kings won the match by 5 wickets
As far as our prediction for the first match of IPL 2020 is concerned we are predicting a Chennai Super Kings win today as the toss and the dew factor will play a huge role in the first match as said by Chennai captain MS Dhoni in the toss earlier. Spinners will surely play a crucial role in this game and we are expecting a high scoring match.