By Bhawna Rawat, Updated : Aug 22, 2020 15:32 IST
Dream11 IPL 2020: First match will be played between Mumbai Indians & Chennai Super Kings in UAE

Key Highlights: 

  • MI & CSK to play first match of IPL 2020. 

  • All the teams have reached UAE.  

  • Dream11 IPL 2020 to begin from 19 September.  

The 53-day tournament is set to begin from 19 September in UAE, earlier it was to be held in March but due to Covid-19 Pandemic, the IPL 2020 was postponed. The first match of IPL 2020 will be played between four-times champion Mumbai Indians and three-times winners Chennai Super Kings. 

The first match is played between those two teams, which played the last & final match of prior season’s IPL. The 12th edition of league’s final was played between these two teams, where MI won by just 1 run. Mumbai Indians & Chennai Super Kings are one of the most substantial teams of IPL with tremendous players on board. The face-off between these two teams, creates an ambience which is something we seldom witness with respect to other teams.  

MI & CSK have faced each other 30-times, which is the most number of times any two-teams have faced-off with in IPL. Mumbai Indians have more victories I.e. 18, the team is led by Rohit Sharma, popularly known as Hitman who will be also getting Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award this year & will be fourth Indian cricketer to get one. 

CSK’s skipper Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 August, Mumbai’s captain Rohit Sharma posted a picture with Mahi & wrote a message “Will surely miss him in blue but we have him in yellow,” Rohit Sharma wrote before signing off: “See you on 19th at the toss.” 

 

The schedule for the rest of the tournament is yet to come. 

All the eight-teams have reached UAE, for the upcoming tournament & is now under quarantine, for six days. After landing in UAE, team players & staff are following the robust testing protocols set by the BCCI, teams will be under quarantine for 6 days as per the protocols. International players will be joining the team by next week.       

As per Detailed Standard Operation Procedure issued by BCCI team & management staff will undergo tests on day1, day3 & day 6 of six days quarantine period in UAE.  

BCCI delegation is all set to leave on 22nd August to do recce of the facilities in the UAE. Dream11 IPL 2020 will be starting from 19 September. 

The 13th edition Dream11 IPL 2020 will be played from 19 September to 10 November in three venues of UAE, i.e. Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Sharjah.   

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