Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction & Pitch Report
IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Match Details
- Date – September 19, 2020
- Time – 7:30 PM IST
- Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin from exactly where it was left - Mumbai Indians facing Chennai Super Kings. The last time these two teams met, Mumbai was crowned as champions. The change in venue from India to UAE might give a slight advantage to CSK, at least in this encounter, due to the spin options they hold.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have a powerful batting along with good pace choices. Suresh Raina's absence will give the Super Kings plenty to ponder upon since he has been the most consistent performer for them. Overall, the MS Dhoni-led side looks a bit rusty to start in front of Rohit Sharma's team. The first game will answer a lot of questions on how the tournament will pan out.
Chennai Super Kings – Dealing with Suresh Raina and Veteran Spinner Harbhajan Singh’s absence must be one thing the CSK Management will be going through. Most of the members including Deepak Chahar have been tested negative and have started training. There are no injury concerns in the team as of now.
Mumbai Indians - With Lasith Malinga opting out of the tournament might have given the management a bit of a scare but they have managed to rope in James Pattinson. Considering the pace options, they have in the squad, there shouldn't be much of worry in that area.
The temperature in Abu Dhabi won't be a worry as it will be just around 35 degrees Celcius with no chance of rain.
The pitches in UAE are expected to be on the slower side and will assist spinners. The average first innings score at Abu Dhabi in T20s is 137.
Probable Playing XI
Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah, Quinton de Kock (WK), Chris Lynn, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult/ Mitchell McClenaghan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/ Anukul Roy
Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni (WK, C), Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir/ Sam Curran, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla
Wicket-Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson (Vice-Captain), Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma
All-Rounders - Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya (Captain)
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Jasprit Bumrah