New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off today (Saturday, September 19) to bring smiles on the faces of cricket fans across the world amid fears of a corona virus epidemic. In the first match of the 13th season, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the two most successful teams in IPL history, will face each other. But this time there will be no fans in the stadium and matches will be played in the empty stadium throughout the tournament. The match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Awaiting Mumbai’s first win in the UAE
The two teams have played 28 matches against each other in the league so far. Mumbai Indians have won 17 times, while CSK have won 11 times. Speaking of the UAE, Mumbai Indians lost all five of their matches in the first phase of the IPL 2014 season played here. In such a scenario, the challenge of winning the first victory in the UAE will be against Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings team
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Narayan Jagdishan, Karna Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Lungi Engidi, Mitchell Santnar, Monu Kumar, Ritu Thakur, Sam Karan, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore
Mumbai Indians team
Rohit Sharma (Capt.), Digvijay Deshmukh, Quinton Decock, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwari, Jaspreet Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Nathan Coulter Nile, Trent Bolt, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Sherfane Mudhalli Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Chris Lynn, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan.
The match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time. The first match will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network. Live streaming of the match will be on Disney + Hotstar.