Defending champions Mumbai Indians will kickstart their title defence against Chennai Super Kings in the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The four-time champions will lock horns against the Chennai-based out on September 19 in the first game of the tournament.
The Rohit Sharma-led side will be looking to hit the ground running against a CSK side that has suffered a number of setbacks since landing in UAE. CSK started their training late after 13 of their members including two players tested positive for the coronavirus.
CSK will be also without their star players – Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina. Both the veteran players have pulled out of the competition citing personal reasons. As far as Mumbai Indians are concerned, they will be without Lasith Malinga as the Sri Lankan legend has pulled out of the competition too. He has been replaced by Australia’s James Pattinson.
Mumbai Indians schedule for IPL 2020:
After opening their season on the first day of the competition, Mumbai Indians will be in action again on the fifth day when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders. The Rohit Sharm-led side will play their final league game on November 3 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Here is their full league schedule for IPL 2020:
|Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Saturday, September 19||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||Wednesday, September 23||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||Monday, September 28||19:30||Dubai|
|Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians||Thursday, October 1||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Sunday, October 4||15:30||Sharjah|
|Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||Tuesday, October 6||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||Sunday, October 11||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Friday, October 16||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab||Sunday, October 18||19:30||Dubai|
|Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||Friday, October 23||19:30||Sharjah|
|Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians||Sunday, October 25||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Wednesday, October 28||19:30||Abu Dhabi|
|Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||Saturday, October 31||15:30||Dubai|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians||Tuesday, November 3||19:30||Sharjah|