In the absence of a schedule, the franchises are getting restless, and while it has been confirmed that defending champions MI will take on CSK in the opening match. The recent events may result in a change of plan.
Considering the competition between MI and CSK, the two 2019 finalists, it only made sense to launch the tournament with two of the competition’s most successful teams. However, as the isolation period for the CSK team has been increased after two players and 11 support team members have been tested positive for COVID-19, it is possible that some other team will substitute CSK for the first game.
To ensure that there is no lack of star players in the opening game, the BCCI might consider deploying Virat Kohli-led RCB against MI in the IPL opener. Earlier, MI captain Rohit Sharma, while wishing Dhoni for his farewell, dropped a clue of MI taking on CSK in the IPL 2020 opening game.
“One of the most influential men in the history of Indian cricketClapping hands sign his impact in & around cricket was massive. He was a man with a vision and a master in knowing how to build a team. I Will surely miss him in blue but we have him in yellow. See you on 19th at the toss @msdhoni,” Rohit Sharma wrote.
COVID fear affects pre-season training for Chennai Super Kings
Even though other teams in the UAE have begun their training camps, Chennai Super Kings will have to wait until their training camp starts. Delhi Capitals was the seventh team to take off in Saturday’s pre-season training. Before leaving for the UAE, Chennai Super Kings conducted a five-day training camp in Chennai that came under the scanner after some members of the Chennai Super Kings team checked for COVID-19.
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