Indian Premier League 2020, Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians: In Pics
CSK opt to bowl first against Mumbai Indians
Three-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the toss and opted to bowl first against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The curtain raiser of the 13th season of lucrative T20 tournament will be a repeat of last year's final when Mumbai Indians locked horns with CSK in the summit showdown at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad and clinched a narrow one-run win.(Image Credits: Twitter grab)
Chennai Super Kings - Playing XI
Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who played his last match during India's dismal loss to New Zealand in the semi-final clash of the ICC World Cup 2019, has returned to action to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2020.
The Chennai-based franchise went into their opening tie of this year's IPL against Mumbai Indians with four overseas players namely Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran and Lungi Ngidi. (Image Courtesy: Twitter/@IPL)
Mumbai Indians- Playing XI
Mumbai Indians headed into their opening IPL 2020 clash against Chennai Super Kings with four overseas players namely Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson and Trent Boult. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock opened the innings for the Mumbai-based franchise. (Image Credits: Twitter/@IPL)
A look at IPL 2020 format
Piyush Chawla gave breakthrough to CSK
Piyush Chawla gave the much-needed breakthough to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by removing Mumbai Indians skipper and opener Rohit Sharma for 12 runs. Sharma chipped the fourth ball of the fifth over from Chawla straight to Sam Curran at mid-off to leave Mumbai Indians to 46/1. (Image Credits:Twitter/@IPL)
Quinton de Kock fell for 33
Deepak Chahar removed Suryakumar Yadav
Lungi Ngidi celebrates after removing Kieron Pollard
Lungi Ngidi could be seen celebrating with his Chennai Super Kings (CSK) teammates after removing Mumbai Indians' Kieron Pollard for 18 runs.Ngidi finished the innings with figures of three for 38. He also dismissed James Pattinson and Hardik Pandya cheaply for 11 and three, respectively. (Image Credits: Twitter/@IPL)