Finally, The Indian Premier League 2020 has started with a thrilling encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings won the season opener by 5- wickets. After Mumbai posted 162 runs on the board, Chennai chased down the target with 4-balls to spare. Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis were the star performers of the match with their twin fifties. With the win CSK also narrowed down the win-loss gap against Mumbai Indians. So far, CSK has 12-17 win-loss record and will look to further improve it in upcoming matches.
Now former England player Michael Vaughan said that Kolkata Knight Riders will win the IPL 2020 because of Brendon McCullum. In Brendon McCullum’s coaching, Trinbago Knight Riders won the Caribbean Premier League 2020. Now McCullum is the mentor of Kolkata knight Riders in IPL 2020.
“That’s my side, the Kolkata Knight Riders (to win the IPL). Baz McCullum as a coach. I just think they’ve got enough, and with him coaching, he’s just won the Caribbean Premier League. I just think he’s going to have enough,” Michael Vaughan said.
“There’s plenty there for them to be competitive. Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav- world-class spinners there. Pat Cummins, probably won’t play all games. Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana. Lots of quality in there. It might be that they don’t have enough power in their batting. But there you go. Kolkata Knight Riders are your IPL champions,” he further added.
Kolkata knight riders to start their IPL 2020 campaign from September 23 against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.
Delhi Capitals will face Kings XI Panjab in the second match of the Indian Premier League 2020, today in Dubai. You can watch this match live on Star Sports and Hotstar from 7:30 PM.