Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by 5 wickets with 4 balls to spare in the opening match of IPL 2020 on Saturday.
MI scored 162/9 in the first innings. Rohit Sharma (12) and Quinton de Kock (33) got MI off to a flying start before it was new recruit Piyush Chawla who got the first wicket in the 5th over. Sam Curran struck soon after to give CSK two quick wickets. Suryakumar Yadav (17) and Saurabh Tiwary (42) then built a steadying partnership. Faf du Plessis took two back-to-back boundary catches to see the ends of Tiwary and Hardik Pandya (14). CSK pulled things back after the quick wickets to end the MI innings at 162/9 in 20 overs. In the chase, CSK lost both their openers in the first two overs. Faf du Plessis (58*) and Ambati Rayudu (71) then built a big partnership to take them towards the target, which CSK hauled down in the last over, with cameos from Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja helping them on their way.
CSK has already left for Abu Dhabi for the IPL 2020 opener. Less than 3 hours to go!
— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2020
MI vs CSK Predcited XIs
CSK: 1. Shane Watson, 2. Faf Du Plessis, 3. Ambati Rayudu, 4. MS Dhoni, 5. Kedar Jadhav, 6. Ravindra Jadeja, 7. Dwayne Bravo, 8. Shardul Thakur, 9. Piyush Chawla, 10. Deepak Chahar, 11. Imran Tahir / Lungi Ngidi
MI: 1. Rohit Sharma, 2. Quinton de Kock, 3. SuryaKumar Yadav, 4. Ishan Kishan, 5. Hardik Pandya, 6. Krunal Pandya, 7. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 8. Kierron Pollard, 9. Rahul Chahar, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Jasprit Bumrah
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Want to see the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi that will host the MI vs CSK IPL 2020 season sitting at home? We’ve got it covered for you!
The Sheikh Zayad Stadium in Abu Dhabi, which is set to host the IPL opener today, was also one of the venues for last year's ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier.
Take a tour of the stadium and hear from the players what to expect at the venue ?️ pic.twitter.com/xCaVrPOX7B
— ICC (@ICC) September 19, 2020
MI currently has the edge over CSK
In their last five encounters, MI have taken an unprecedented 5-0 lead registering wins in all matches of IPL 2019 and Match No 27 of IPL 2018. No other active team has a win percentage of more than 40 against CSK other than MI.
2019: MI defeated CSK by 1 run
2019: MI defeated CSK by 6 wicket
2019: MI defeated CSK by 46 runs
2019: MI defeated CSK by 37 runs
2018: CSK won by 1 wicket
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England cricket wishes its IPL-bound cricketer ahead of the 13th edition of cricket’s biggest festival. Have a look!
Good luck to these 10 in this year's IPL! pic.twitter.com/J0Z6tTc3qU
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 19, 2020
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The Master’s take
Hear what the Master Blaster has to say ahead of the mouthwatering MI vs CSK clash.
? An #MI Matchday is incomplete without Sachin!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 19, 2020
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The ‘Indian El Classico’ is back once again. Mike Hussey is definitely missing the action but he will be there in the dugout with all the ideas to stop Mumbai Indians from winning a 6th consecutive time against CSK.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 19, 2020
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The D-Day is here. Live actions begins sharp at 7.30pm. Can’t stay calm anymore!!!
The day we've all been waiting for, is finally here!!!
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 19, 2020
Mumbai Indians Likely Playing 11 for the Opening Game vs CSK
1. Rohit Sharma, 2. Quinton de Kock, 3. SuryaKumar Yadav, 4. Ishan Kishan, 5. Hardik Pandya, 6. Krunal Pandya, 7. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 8. Kierron Pollard, 9. Rahul Chahar, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Jasprit Bumrah
MI vs CSK IPL 2020 – Check Chennai Super Kings Likely Playing 11
Chennai Super Kings
1. Shane Watson, 2. Faf Du Plessis, 3. Ambati Rayudu, 4. MS Dhoni, 5. Kedar Jadhav, 6. Ravindra Jadeja, 7. Dwayne Bravo, 8. Shardul Thakur, 9. Piyush Chawla, 10. Deepak Chahar, 11. Imran Tahir / Lungi Ngidi
Thank you for joining us tonight. See you guys tomorrow with the live coverage of the MI vs CSK IPL 2020 opener.
Something exciting on the way
Insidesport.co launches Face2Face Cricket series; an interview series featuring top IPL stars. Catch a glimpse here!
Amstrad InsideSport Face 2 Face Cricket Series.
A interview series featuring top IPL stars. .
Catch Delhi Capital Coach Ricky Ponting and other IPL Stars on this interview series
Watch the teaser. #IPL2020 #Dream11IPL #CSKvsMI #MIvsCSK #IPL @IPL @DelhiCapitals @RickyPonting pic.twitter.com/9QxVcCIDo1
— InsideSport (@InsideSportIND) September 18, 2020
UAE is ready to host IPL 2020
Here’s a look at the venues, and they look mesmerizing! Less than 24 hours to go
3 more days to go!
What a spectacular and breathtaking view from the stadiums in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 16, 2020
List of IPL commentators
WORLD FEED: Harsha Bhogle, Simon Doull, Ian Bishop, Michael Slater, Danny Morrison, Deep Dasgupta, Rohan Gavaskar, Pommie Mbangwa, Darren Ganga, L Sivaramakrishnan, Murali Kartik, Sunil Gavaskar, Kevin Pietersen, Anjum Chopra, Lisa Sthalekar, Mark Nicholas, Kumar Sangakkara and JP Duminy
HINDI: Aakash Chopra, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra, Nikhil Chopra, Sandeep Patil, Sanjay Bangar, Ajit Agarkar and Kiran More.
ANCHORS: Suren Sundaram, Kira Narayanan, Suhail Chandok, Nashpreet Kaur, Sanjana Ganesan, Jatin Sapru, Tanya Purohit, Anant Tyagi, Dheeraj Juneja, Neroli Meadows
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Hello and welcome guys!
We are a little more than 24 hours away for the much-awaited IPL 2020, scheduled to kickstart in UAE from Saturday.
The season opener will see a mouthwatering clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians @ 7.30pm IST