The first match of IPL 2020 is going to be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (MI vs CSK)on 19 September 2020 at Abu Dhabi Cricket Ground.
Who will become the first team to win the first match of IPL 2020, let`s find out. Mumbai Indians Four times IPL Title Winner and Chennai Super Kings Three times IPL Title winner.
BEST vs BEST Defending Champions Mumbai Indians have played the most number of games in the history of the Indian Premier League.
MI vs CSK Match Prediction:
On the other side, Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians have won all the last five matches against Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai Indians is the only team that has dominated Chennai Super Kings in IPL history.
However, Mumbai Indians start their IPL season on a slow side. But Chennai Super Kings start dominating right from the beginning. In 2019 IPL, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super King have played 4 T20 matches and all the matches were won by Mumbai Indians.
The first match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings is going to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Now if we talk about the nature of the pitch, the pitch is slightly slower. This means the spinner gets a lot of help from the pitch, the person who watches PSL on this ground knows it better.
However not many T20 matches were played at this ground, but this ground still hosts 11 T20 domestic matches. in which the average score of the team batting first is 147 runs. So, in this match (MI vs CSK), the team batting first must have score 165+ to win this match.
If we talk about MI, The history of MI tells, that the Mumbai Indians are known for their slow start, and then pace up their winning from the middle of the season. Mumbai Indians have played the most number of matches in the IPL History If we compare the MI squad with the one that won the title last year and the current squad of MI.
MI having a much better squad this year. Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter Nile, and Trent Boult are the top addition to MI Squad this year at the 2020 IPL auction.
The Problem for MI this season is their spin bowling department. Rahul Chahar krunal Pandaya does not have the proper backup in the MI squad. And history tells Mumbai Indians have won four IPL titles but they have never managed to defend their title. Shall Mumbai Indians defend their title this time?
If we talk about MI vs CSK Mumbai Indians won all the last five matches against CSK Mumbai Indians is the only team who have dominated CSK in IPL head-to-head matches. and won 18 out of the 30 matches against them.
Head to Head Records:
In the last 10 Head to Head Matches of MI vs CSK Mumbai Indians have won 8 out of 10 matches against CSK so in this match, Can MI start on winning against their history Chennai Super Kings One of the most successful teams of IPL. And this is the reason why CSK qualified for Playoffs in 10 out of 10 seasons that CSK played. CSK have played eight IPL finals In which they won three IPL finals and finished five times as runner-up in the history of IPL.
No team has played more finals than CSK The reason behind CSK success is none other than MS dhoni and his captaincy and the other reason for CSK success is they stick with their core players. These reasons have earned them three IPL titles.
However, the CSK squad of this season will be affected or not with Suresh Raina absence. IF we talk about CSK vs MI May be CSK dominate other teams in IPL in numbers. But when we talk about CSK against Mi then CSK looks behind Mi in numbers CSK won 12 out of 30 matches against Mi.
But CSK has managed to win only two matches against MI in the last 10 matches CSK struggles much against MI but the CSK have the advantage in this match against Mi is MI start their season on a slower side. So can CSK take advantage of this or Not, let`s find out DREAM 11 TOP Picks for this Match.
Let`s find out, who will win the first match of IPL 2020 MI vs CSK. If we compare both teams both teams look more balanced but the spin bowling of CSK is better than MI. So the CSK team has more advantages in this match. when we compare them with Mi If we talk last five t20 matches at Abu Dhabi then in the last five t20 matches, the team batting first won three matches, and the defending team won only once. and the highest score in the last 5 matches at Abu Dhabi is 180.
If we talk about head-to-head matches of MI vs CSK then CSK looks behind MI in numbers of winning. And CSK also looks behind in the number of winning matches in the last 10 matches. But the biggest advantage, CSK has in this match is that they have the better spinners when compared to MI, and the nature of the pitch at Abu Dhabi, also suits spinner so, in my view, CSK have better chances to win this match.