After what has seemed like an unending wait, the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League will finally kick-off with the high-octane clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and last year’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings. A lot has changed since the two teams met in the 2019 summit clash. Coronavirus first forced the event to be suspended before it was eventually moved out of India, to the UAE, due to safety concerns over COVID-19. The tournament will be devoid of the usual hustle-bustle of crowds. But, fans would be pleased that at least there would be witnessing their cricketing stars back in action.
After a long wait, the full schedule of Indian Premier League (2020), excluding the play-offs, has been finally announced. With Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players testing negative for Covid-19, last year’s runners-up will take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in the high-profile tournament opener on September 19. The match will be held at Abu Dhabi
That Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in world cricket today is a known fact. But, for the legendary Sachin Tendulkar to come out and admit that the fast bowler is currently the best in world cricket is perhaps the greatest compliment he could have got.
Chennai Super Kings once again faltered against Mumbai Indians, this time on the bigger occasion of the Qualifier 1. Despite having the home advantage, Chennai could not stop Mumbai from charging into the final. Their batting was sluggish on a difficult wicket, leaving the bowlers very little to defend.
Mumbai Indians will look to achieve a hat-trick of victories against Chennai Super Kings when the teams clash in the first qualifier of IPL 2019 on Tuesday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Chennai have traditionally struggled against Mumbai and this season has been no different as they have lost both their home and away games.