Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a mouth-watering clash to get the ball rolling as the Indian Premier League (IPL) resumes in Dubai on Sunday.
The remaining matches of the 13th season of IPL will be played in UAE across three venues – Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi – as the suspended tourney gets underway after a break of almost five months.
A total of 31 matches will be played over a period of 21 days, featuring 10 doubleheaders, seven single-headers, and four playoffs. The 13th season of the IPL was suspended in the wake of an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases in India during the months of April and May.
When the richest cricket league in the world came to a grinding halt, CSK were on the second spot with 10 points. They had won five and lost two of their seven matches. While Mumbai was fourth with eight points, winning four and losing three of the seven matches.
Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah are coming into the tournament straight from their England tour.
They were playing in a Test series, how quickly they can adapt to the shortest format will determine the success of their team, who did splendidly well in the last season to clinch a record fifth title.
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