IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Pitch Report And Weather Forecast
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IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Pitch Report And Weather Forecast

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Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. Photo by: Sandeep Shetty /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

IPL 2020 will get underway with a opening clash between arch-rivals Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in the IPL, will put their title on defense while the second-best franchise CSK will challenge it. CSK have been the most consistent team in the IPL with a near perfect record of qualifying to the playoff stage.

Ahead of the much-anticipated fixture let us have a look at how the pitch and weather will look like for the inaugural contest at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Pitch Report

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Sheikh Zayed Stadium (credits – Getty)

The stadiums across UAE will be slow and spin friendly. Both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will expect their spin stars to make the most of the conditions which will be in favour of them. Targets in excess of 150 runs will be competitive and can well be defended at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Weather Report

MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni with his Mumbai Indians counterpart Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

The IPL 2020 in UAE will force players to carry a lot of sunscreens as their will scorching heat which can make it quite testing for the players to survive. However, a lot of players have the experience of playing in hot conditions in India and that might help them to the fore.

The major benefit of matches starting in the evening is that the temperature will come down. Through out the day. the temperature is expected to go as high as 41 degree celsius but it will come down to around 31 degree.