Today is the 1st match of the 13th season of IPL. The Match is being played between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Abu Dhabi, Dubai. CSK team captain MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl first. The CSK team has four foreign players Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Karan, Lungi Ngidi. At the same time, Mumbai Indians included Quinton De Kock, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult (New Zealand), and James Pattinson.
In the Final Match of the Last IPL Season Defending champion Mumbai defeated CSK by only 1 run. This time the team will again want to start with a win under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. However, Mumbai’s record in the UAE has been very poor. The first 20 matches of the IPL were held in the UAE in 2014 due to the Lok Sabha elections. Then Mumbai played 5 matches here and was defeated in all.
On the other Hand Chennai super kings have totally different story. CSK played 5 matches in UAE 6 years ago. The team won 4 and lost 1 match. CSK played 2 matches in Abu Dhabi, winning one and losing one. At the same time, Mumbai Indians played the same match at this ground, which was defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders by 41 runs.