AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Sept. 15, 2020, 4:16 p.m.
New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim to avenge last year's defeat by defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the opening match of IPL2020.
They suffered an agonizing one-run defeat in the 2019 final as MI claimed their 4th IPL crown.
It will be Chennai Super Kings [CSK] vs Mumbai Indians [MI] in the first battle of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League [IPL] 2020.
The ground is all set to experience the battle after a very long time of no cricket due to coronavirus. Players are ready to show their best of bests game ever inorder to obtain the tournament trophy. Last year's finalist and winner Mumbai Indians is favored by Gautam Gambhir for the win against CSK in the first match of this season.
He said that since Suresh Raina won't be part of the tournament and Shane Watson has not played cricket for a very long time, therefore, MI who has Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah, one of the finest bowlers in the world, will have an upper hand in the match which may lead to the winning of it.
He explained, “I am very excited to see how Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah will be bowling together with the new ball. Because Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult are world-class bowlers and both of them are wicket-taking options in T20 cricket. A left-arm seamer who brings the ball in for right-handers and Jasprit Bumrah who is unorthodox. It will be a huge challenge for Chennai Super Kings as they don’t have Suresh Raina at No.3, plus Shane Watson does not play much international cricket and has not played cricket for a long time, so how he plays against Bumrah and Trent Boult. We will also have to see with whom he would be opening the batting.''
“I feel the Mumbai Indians have the upper hand if you see the balance and depth of the squad. They have also added Trent Boult to their squad, who will give them a very good option because you want a bowler who can give you wickets with the new ball so that you can use Jasprit Bumrah in a different manner. So I will want to watch how these two perform, not only in the first match but in the entire tournament.''
Mumbai Indians is the most successful team of all time, winning a total of 4 trophies in the Indian premier league.
it will be interesting to see if the magic of MI will still continue.