The second leg of this year’s IPL season will begin with the match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai on Sunday. After the tournament was postponed in the first phase due to Corona virus, it has been shifted to UAE in the second phase. Last year also, the IPL was successfully organized in UAE.
Chennai Super Kings performed well in the first leg and finished second in the points table. Chennai has won 5 times by playing 7 matches. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have won 4 by playing 7 matches. Mumbai Indians are at the fourth position in the table.
Mumbai and Chennai teams have played against each other 31 times so far in IPL. Mumbai has the upper hand in this. Mumbai has won 19 matches. Whereas Chennai has won 12 matches. Both the teams have an army of strong players, so an exciting match can be expected in Dubai. Last time Mumbai won the title in UAE, this time also it will be an effort to repeat the same performance from their side.
Probable XI for CSK vs MI
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Chennai Super KingsRituraj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar.
Pitch and weather information
Talking about the weather, the temperature is expected to remain up to 40 degree Celsius and wind can also blow. There is less chance of rain in UAE and this time also the situation will be similar. The pitches in the UAE offer more support to the fast bowlers than the spinners. However, as the match progresses, the role of spinners will also become important. Being a big field, big scores should not be expected.
According to Indian time, the match will start at 7.30 pm. It can be seen live on Star Sports Network. Users using Hotstar will be able to watch it there as well.