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Two champions are competing against each other in the very first match.
Now, six months later, the IPL 2020 returns on Saturday at 7.30 PM IST when Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings renew rivalry in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League opener. And the Fantasy tips, is also back.
Also Read match preview: Familiar foes Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings meet in IPL 2020 opener
Probable 11 for CSK
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/WK), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo/Sam Curran (Bravo has knee injury during CPL final his available is uncertain), Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur
Probable 11 for MI
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Mitchell McClenaghan/ J Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Play Ground : Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Total match played : 44
Batting First Won : 19
Batting Second Won : 25
Average first innings score : 137
Avg 2nd innings score : 128
Highest total : IRE 225/7 vs AFG
Lowest score : Oman 87
Highest score chased: 166 (chased by HK vs Oman)
Lowest Score Defended: 129 (defended by ENG vs Pak)
Last five matches second batting team have won 4 matches. So mostly whomever wins the toss will prefer to bowl first. We may expect low scoring match as per the stats and the lively greenish pitch.
Pitch Assist: Pace Bowling.
Fantasy Captain/Vice Captain Option
Rohit Sharma: He starts innings very slowly once he settled in the middle its hard to take his wicket.
De Kock: The left hander is currently in form and have a very good record in the T20s.
K Pollard: A complete All Rounder and has shown consistent performance in CPL. If early wickets falls he can score good with Bat
Hardik Pandya: Smasher and can finish the match really well with Bat and can bowl 4 overs. Good pick for Captain/Vice captain.
Faf du Plessis: He plays an anchor role for the team. Watson/Rayudu/Dhoni will do the hitting role around him. Can score big once he settled.
MS Dhoni: With the absence of Raina, MS might promote himself up in the order.
Grand league Captain options
R Jadeja / Krunal: Both team has more numbers of right hand batsman so these 2 could be a trump card and take wickets.
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