All those crazy cricket lovers get ready to witness the action of your favorite players on field after a long time with IPL 2020 getting onboard today on the grounds of UAE! The first opening match of the tournament is none other than MI vs. CSK which will be broadcasted at 7.30pm IST. After today’s opening clash, the action will open up on a new ground on Sunday, with Dubai hosting its first game between Delhi Capitals & KXIP.
But for each & every player this IPL would be a challenge as they will be open up to something which is largely unheard in the Indian Cricket i.e. empty stands. The IPL is unaware to silent matches & empty stadiums as IPL is known for jam packed stadiums & fans roaring for their favorite teams & these empty stadiums could be a great challenge for all the franchises.
Talking about KXIP & Delhi Capitals it seems like KXIP could be stronger in terms of batting line-up then Delhi Capitals. The Punjab based franchise has Chris Gayle in their batting line-up & newly appointed skipper KL Rahul which will definitely make a difference for the team in the tournament. Whereas Delhi capitals could be a little ahead of the number of good batsmen with captain like Shreyas Iyer with the experienced Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane and the much-favoured Rishabh Pant being in the line-up, not to mention Prithvi Shaw.
Not only batting but also Delhi Capitals bowling looks better with Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra in the lineup. Finally who will lead the game depends on what the pitch has to offer both the teams. As of now, one can only hope for a good show and a close match.