After lots of preparations and uncertainty, IPL 2020 is about to start with the first match to be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings as the teams were the finalists of the last season. It would be a greater challenge for the players to get cricket ready after this long break and also the change in venue. None of the Australian and English players of any of the teams would be performing for the first week of IPL Betting Tips. The match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 19th September, 2020.
No matter how many number of times did the Mumbai Indians got defeated in Abu Dhabi in the year 2014, it doesn’t apply for the same year. After that India already won the Asia Cup held in UAE, Rohit Sharma being the key player. Also he is going to lead again with batting close by Quinton de Kock, as he did in the last season. However the former does not have good time in the recent past years and scored only 405 runs in 2019 which is quite a decent return but not likely for a white ball legend like Rohit Sharma.
Among their other players, Quinton De Kock made 529 runs and Suryakumar Yadav made 424 runs in IPL 2019.
The top four batting numbers are up for grabs. The team might decide to join in Chris Lynn and probably move Rohit aside and start with Kishan. However, Ishaan Kishan batted the most for their team but was not able to make of his own. The team strengthens the core with Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard. Pollard can prove to be the trump card for the team due to his scintillating form than ever before.
Of their Bowling department, their top bowlers are expected to play level up this time. Jasprit Bumrah, being their everytime selection and also Rahul Chahar has enough warrant to start. Trent Boult and Mitchell McClenaghan could be among their other choices.
With every thing strengthen and covered, depth spin bowling can emerge as their potential weakness.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS-
The team’s supplies inspires most emotions in comparison to any other team. It will fascinating to watch the franchise’s reaction after winning two titles in a row. However, Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from international cricket and their other two performers, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh has backed owing personal reasons and many other players seems to be ageing.
Shane Watson and Faf due Plessis can be seen opening the batting in their foremost match. The former being a slow started requires time to match the flow of things. He acquires a force with bat and can ball too if asked. Plessis is way fine at Free Cricket Betting Tips and loves to spin as well. Ambati Raydu and MS Dhoni can be the next choices to bat. Also Ravindra Jadeja and Kedar Jadhav could also line up if required.
The team is quite stable and knows to keep things in place. Their foreign players Sam Curran and Josh Hazelwood are not available to the team for the first two weeks of the season due to quarantine restrictions. The team might allot the duo of Piyush Chawla and Karan Sharma leaving Lungi Ngidi and Deepak Chahar to begin with Imran Tahir as the spinner.
The bowling department of the team seems quite strong but the batting department is not so powerful.
PITCH AND WEATHER CONDITIONS-
The team winning the toss might choose to bat first as to check what the pitch has to offer. With no chances of rain at all, the pitch is going to stay flat on the slower side without offering much bounce.