When the IPL’s 1st match starts on Friday, Rohit Sharma will step down with the intention of retaining his legacy, while Virat Kohli would like to create a new legacy. Also, everyone’s eyes will be on veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni as to what strategy he comes up with after his team failed to make it to the playoffs for the first time last season.
IPL’s 1st match Corona Report
Due to the increasing cases of Coronavirus, the league will be held in a biologically safe environment and spectators will not be allowed to come to the stadium. Two IPL tournaments in just five months is not an ideal situation for concerned stakeholders but the second seven weeks will be exciting for fans amidst the second wave of Covid-19 cases where they get to see big sixes, precision yorkers, and new talent.
Coronavirus cases have increased in India in recent times and about one lakh new cases are being reported daily. The first match of the tournament will be played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore here and the presence of a big hitter in both the teams will ensure that there is plenty of spectators who will not be able to come to the stadium due to the epidemic.
Important for T20 World Cup
The tournament has also been hit by the Coronavirus and some players and support staff have been found positive prior to the start of the league, but due to the tight biologically safe environment for the Games, the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) hopes that the UAE will have the last Like the tournament, this tournament will also be organized smoothly.
The upcoming tournament is very important for India as the T20 World Cup is to be held in the country this year. Kohli will try to monitor the performance of his potential players of the World Cup through this tournament, while the eyes of England captain Eoin Morgan and Kieron Pollard will also be focused on the performance of the players of their country, playing for their respective franchises.
IPL’s 1st match: Team stats
With five titles, Rohit, the most successful captain in IPL history, would like to score the first title hat-trick in the league with the sixth trophy. If Rohit fails to bat, then Quinton de Cock will be ready to succeed. If both of them fail, then batsmen like Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav will be responsible.
If Mumbai’s top order completely fails, then Pandya Brothers (Hardik and Krunal) will come out to beat the opponent. Also, the team has a stormy batsman like Pollard who is also very important for the team due to his strong fielding on the field.
The bowling will depend on bowlers like Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar. The team of Mumbai Indians can only lose on their bad days and on their good days they are like a nightmare for any opposing team. Rohit’s rival and national team captain Kohli will go on to win the IPL title for the first time but the combination of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) does not look as effective as Mumbai.
The team has spent a huge amount on Glenn Maxwell and New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson became a millionaire overnight while his bowling on Indian wickets has not been tested yet. Devdutt Paddikal will play his second season and this time the teams will strategize for him. Yuzvendra Chahal is seen losing rhythm. Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini have not been able to perform very effectively in limited-overs cricket so far.