The Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) is scheduled to resume from September 19 onwards and will be played in the UAE in venues like Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi. With the excitement growing by the minute, former India opener Aakash Chopra predicted which two teams will reach the final of the IPL 2021.
The first half of the IPL 2021 was played in India itself, but after 29 matches were finished, the BCCI was forced to postpone the tournament indefinitely as there was an outbreak of COVID-19 in the camps of multiple franchises with 4 players, 2 coaches, support staff and even ground staff were testing positive for the virus.
Many foreign players opted to go back to their countries amidst the raging second wave of the pandemic peaking in India. The BCCI ensured everyone returned to their countries safely. And after a few months of waiting for everything to settle down, it was decided to move the second half of the tournament to UAE, which had hosted the entire IPL 2020 amidst the first wave of pandemic successfully.
Aakash Chopra Says These Two Teams Will Play The Final Of The IPL 2021
31 matches including the playoffs will be played in September-October in UAE. And the second phase of the IPL 2021 will commence this Sunday with a blockbuster clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. They are two of the most successful teams in the tournament’s history. CSK has won the IPL title thrice (2010,2011,2018) while the Mumbai Indians have won the title five times (2013,2015,2017,2019,2020) and are the defending champions as well.
Recently, Aakash Chopra conducted a Q&A session on Twitter. During that time, a fan asked Chopra for his views on who will win the IPL this year. And the former India opener picked these two teams as the finalists.
MI v CSK final 🥳 https://t.co/3RqErk4YiR
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 14, 2021
Chennai Super Kings currently sit at the second spot on the IPL 2021 points table with 5 wins from 7 matches, while Mumbai Indians are on the 4th spot with 4 wins from 7 matches. Delhi Capitals are at the top of the table with 6 wins from 8 matches. Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are at the third spot with 5 wins from 7 matches.