The IPL’s two most victorious groups – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings – will kickstart IPL 2020 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. Ahead of the big-ticket conflict and what’s broadly being termed because the ‘El Classico’ of IPL primarily due to the wealthy historical past between these two sides, former India captain and present BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was requested to call the ‘favourites.’
Ganguly didn’t immediately name a facet however agreed it is going to be a decent match between MI and CSK.
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“It’s a bit difficult to name the favourite (for today’s match), both of them are very good teams. These two have won the IPL most number of times,” Ganguly informed Bengali day by day Ananda Bazar Patrika.
As far as numbers and head-to-head data are involved the four-time champions Mumbai Indians have much better numbers than MS Dhoni’s CSK. The Rohit Sharma-led facet had overwhelmed CSK 4 instances in last season itself. And they might be seeking to begin on the suitable notice this time round too.
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CSK, then again, could have a recent MS Dhoni, who shall be raring to go after a protracted break from cricket.
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Reacting to the event of IPL being performed in UAE due to the Covid state of affairs in India, Ganguly stated it is going to be totally different this yr.
“Everything is fine so far. Now the wait is for cricket to begin.
“The current situation is very challenging. But challenges are there in everyone’s life. This IPL will be a lot different this year. I’ll hope everything goes well. We’ve had to prepare everything fro scratch because of Covid, have had to create a completely new system. The health and medical security will be of utmost importance,” Ganguly stated.
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Meanwhile, when Sachin Tendulkar was requested to react on the MI vs CSK rivalry, he stated for any event to achieve success you want rivals.
“For any tournament to succeed you need rivalries. Mumbai Indians, as well as Chennai Super Kings, have a very very strong fan base. Both are extremely competitive.
“There have been occasions where you know Mumbai Indians were pushed badly in a corner and we’ve been able to pull through and win that game and the same thing has happened also with Chennai Super Kings. It makes that competition unpredictable and when there is an element of unpredictability people get glued to the television sets that is the beauty of any sport. But when it’s played at the highest level and so fiercely competitive people like to see that and this year also it’s not going to be any different,” Sachin added.