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IPL 2020: Match 1, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings- 5 Key Players to Watch Out For

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MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. (Photo Credit: BCCI)

IPL 2020 starts with the league’s ‘El Classico’ contest. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings kickstart another season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and resume their rivalry in the process.

Champions of the champions will lock horns on September 19 (Saturday) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Stadium in Anu Dhabi. Both teams will miss their key campaigners in this competition. While Chennai will miss the service of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, the defending champions will miss Lasith Malinga.

Both these teams have a rich history in the tournament and it is time for both teams to carry on the legacy. Here is a look at the 5 key players to watch out for in MI vs CSK encounter.

5 Key Players To Watch Out For in MI vs CSK encounter:

1. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming (Photo Credits: IANS)

The CSK skipper is the ‘key’ player to watch out for. In the absence of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, MS Dhoni’s role of guiding the youngsters in the team becomes that much more important. He is also expected to bat higher up the order.

However, Dhoni might be a bit rusty as he returns to the game after a gap of 14months. But considering the big-match player, he is, the 39-year-old will leave no stones unturned to give his side a winning start.

An astute and experienced leader coupled with his immaculate understanding of the game, Dhoni might well dictate the fate of the game.