IPL 2020: An Inaugurating Match Between CSK and MI

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020

1st Match:

The first meeting of the IPL 2020 between MI and CSK is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on September 19th, 2020.

MI vs CSK History (IPL):

The teams completed 28 meetings in the IPL History, to date. Out of them, the MI won 17 times and lost 11 times.

The teams met 12 times at the home ground of MI. The host won 7 times, and the visitors won 5 times.

The teams met 7 times at the home ground of CSK. The host won just twice, on the other hand, the visitors won 5 times.

When the teams at the neutral venue, MI won 5 times and CSK won 4 times.

The victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

Venue Weather:

The weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 33 – 34 Celsius. The wind would be between 10 to 20 kph throughout the match.

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Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.

The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.

The lowest defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.

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The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue, yet. The upcoming encounter will be the first one between the teams.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

The MI got just one chance to play the match at the venue, which the team lost. CSK had two opportunities to play at the venue. Out of them, the team won once and lost the other one.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Mumbai Indians:

The team would pick pace and spin combination, as the team has three all-rounders, two pacers, and one spinner.

Mumbai Indians Eleven: RG. Sharma, Q. de Kock, S. Yadav, I. Kishan, K. Pandya, K. Pollard, H. Pandya, N. Coulter-Nile, R. Chahar, T. Boult, J. Bumrah

Chennai Super Kings:

The team would prefer to go with a pace-spin combination, too. The team has a couple of all-rounders and a couple batting all-rounders, two pace and two spinners in each.

Chennai Super Kings Eleven: S. Watson, A. Rayudu, F. du Plessis, MS. Dhoni, K. Jadhav, DJ. Bravo, R. Jadeja, P. Chawla / K. Sharma, S. Thakur, D. Chahar, I. Tahir