Finally the day has arrived. 8 teams, 56 matches and only one winner. The most hyped rivals of Indian Premier League (IPL) Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are going to face each other at Abu Dhabi. Dream 11 IPL 2020 is back, a bit late but IPL action will mesmerize you this year.
MI vs Csk Today Match Time
The first match of IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will start at 7:30 PM IST at Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi.
Chennai fans are a little bit disappointed as Suresh Raina aka Chinna Thala has pulled out from the tournament citing personal reasons as well as Harbhajan Singh. But these mishaps did not affect Captain Cool MS Dhoni, he is all ready to paint Abu Dhabi yellow today.
Mumbai Indians (MI) also lost services or their best bowler Lasith Malinga but on his behalf, James Pattinson is all set to rock the ground.
Let’s take a look at playing XI of CSK and MI for the first match of the IPL 2020.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Playing XI Today Match
|5||MS Dhoni (C)|
|3||Faf du Plessis|
Mumbai Indians (MI) Playing XI Today Match
|1||Rohit Sharma (C)|
|2||Quinton De Kock (WK)|
Pitch Report Today Match
- The pitch is quite green for today match. The team that bowl first at this pitch will get an advantage to chase the score.
- 150 to 160 total score is good to defend.
- The pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi has a flat type of nature that supports batsmen to stroke hard. Somehow the pitch is batting friendly but spin bowlers can put batsmen in trouble here because the surface gets sluggish with the passage of time.
- The highest team total at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is 225/7 in T20Is. The average run score in T20Is here is 7 so we can say that a total above 160 is a good score to defend here.
- Medium fast bowlers can also get an advantage here
Weather Conditions at Sheikh Zayed Stadium
- In today’s game between MI and CSK, there is no chance of rain.
- Today Temperature in Abu Dhabi will be around 35 °C
- The humidity level in the air will be high