It's finally here. Later on Saturday, the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will kick start with a mouth-watering clash between the two most successful teams in the history of the tournament - Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). (More Cricket News)
The season opener at Abu Dhabi, UAE will witness two fundamentally different outfits -- one led by Rohit Sharma, and another by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Rohit's MI are known for their flair, but they often take time to find the groove.
In contrast, Dhoni's CSK can hit the ground running from the very outset. Despite all the troubles they had faced in the run-up to the tournament, they will start the campaign as a well-oiled machine.
Both the teams, however, will miss experienced players in Lasith Malinga (MI) and Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh (CSK). But the last season's two finalists have very strong squads.
So who will make the playing XIs tonight? Here a look:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan (wk), Surya Kumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
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