RCB likely to face MI in the opening game: Reports, IPL 2020

RCB likely to face MI in the opening game: Reports, IPL 2020

The formal schedule of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is yet to be revealed but according to some reliable reports, it has been found out that the opening match of the mega T20 league is likely to take place between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

The most successful IPL skipper, Rohit Sharma, will command his side to stand against the least successful IPL skipper, Virat Kohli, who has never won a single edition despite being contracting with the final stages.

As the speculations sign towards the absence of Dhoni amidst CSK being unlikely to feature in the initial matches, there must be shining stars on the field for the smashing opening. However, it is still not confirmed formally if CSK will feature in the inaugural matches or not.

RCB likely to face MI in the opening game: Reports, IPL 2020

“It could possibly be Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) because, in the first match, you’ll need star players on the field. If MS Dhoni is missing, then it has to be Virat Kohli. While it’s not certain yet if CSK will or will not play the opening game, the governing council has to remain prepared for a switch,” sources close to the developments told the Times of India.

It seems like there is less or zero coordination among the Board of Control Cricket in India (BCCI) and franchises are they are not satisfied with the world’s richest board as they demand to scrap up the league amidst the absence of tracking devices and worst COVID-19 conditions.

“We have not heard anything from the BCCI-IPL ever since we flew in here. The other day, lights went off at the practice venue when a team was training. The team’s staff hasn’t received the FOB (tracking device) bands yet.

“What’s happening is that they (BCCI-IPL) are ‘reacting’ to things. We have to raise a question for someone to tell us ‘we will revert’. There’s no communication,” one of the franchise officials said.

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