Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, 1st T20 Match Prediction 19 Sep 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, 1st T20 Match Prediction

2020-09-20

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mumbai Indians

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Chennai Super Kings

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Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Reigning Champions Mumbai Indians lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in IPL opener

  • All-rounder Hardik Pandya, Quinton de Kock and Jaspreet Bumrah were standout performers for Mumbai Indian last year.
  • Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by one run to lift their record fourth title.
  • Last season, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar and Imran Tahir were standout performers for Chennai Super Kings

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Match Preview

Reigning Champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns in the opening game of 2020 Indian Premier League at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Last year, Mumbai Indians edge out Chennai Super Kings in the finals to clinch their fourth IPL trophy. The franchise has signed players like Trent Boult, Chris Lynn and James Pattinson for this year’s competition.

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings will be looking to get off to a good start in this opening fixture. Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran have signed by Chennai Super Kings to bolster the overall squad for this season.

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Teams Preview

Mumbai Indians

Fourth-time Champions will be looking to deliver their best cricket in this opening fixture. Captain Rohit Sharma will decide the final playing XI after assessing the pitch conditions on the eve of the match.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Last year, Quinton de Kock performed exceedingly and finished the competition as leading run-scorer for Mumbai Indians. Left-hander accumulated 529 runs in 16 innings at an average of 35.26 with four half-centuries to his name.

Besides De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya also contributed well with the bat last season. All three batsmen score in excess of 400 runs last year.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Jaspreet Bumrah, Rahul Chahar and Hardik Pandya to provide crucial breakthroughs in this contest.

Last year, Jaspreet Bumrah topped the bowling charts for Mumbai Indians. He claimed 19 wickets at an economy rate of 6.63.

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan (wk), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Jaspreet Bumrah, Rahul Chahar and Dhawal Kulkarni

Chennai Super Kings

MS-Dhoni led unit will be looking to put on a decent show with the bat and ball in their opening game. Josh Hazlewood and Sam Curran will not be available as they will go through quarantine period to effectively maintain safety in bio-secure environment.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Last year, Captain MS Dhoni topped the batting charts in the competition for Chennai Super Kings. He accumulated 416 runs in 12 innings at an average of 82.20 with three half-centuries to his name.

Besides, MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina and Shane Watson will need to produce decent scores for the side in this fixture.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur to make crucial breakthroughs.

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI

MS Dhoni (captain & wk), Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Shardul Thakur, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Ravendra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds

The wicket prepared for the game is going to be decent for batting.The weather forecast for Saturday’s game is going to be clear skies with moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is going to host the opening game of 2020 Indian Premier League between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

Mumbai Indians will take heart from the fact that they have won their last five matches against Chennai Super Kings.

Toss Prediction

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a competitive score on the board. The average first innings score at the venue is around 135 to 140 runs.

Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the squads, Mumbai Indians will be expected to come out on top against Chennai Super Kings. With likes of Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock showing excellent form this season, Mumbai Indians will be looking to start their season on a positive note.

Expect Mumbai Indians to overcome Chennai Super Kings in this IPL opener

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