The match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk starts at 7.30 p.m. IST with live coverage available via all channels of the Star Sports Network.
above players by acroos die world have converged in India for die 14th edition of the cash-rich franchise-based T20 league, die is played in this time empty stadiums because of die Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Ahead of the glamor and shine event with AFP entries, myKhel.com is looking at four players who could die Turn things around for their team in die 52 days event what ends in Ahmedabad on 30th May.
Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
India captain and being productive hitter is critical to die Hopes from Royal Challengers Bangalore of win a first IPL title.
He led his team to a improved demonstrate last year with 466 runs in 15th matches than Bangalore made the play-offs in die United Arab Emirates.
But with criticsincluding former India opener Gautam Gambhir suggests that there has to be a change of die guard in Bangalore, “King” Kohli, who said he will die to open batting in T20 internationals and in The IPL will be determined to shine ahead of die T20 world championship later year.
Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals)
The English all-rounder has proven itself worth across all formats and its shape with bat and ball will be crucial if inconsistent Rajasthan seeks it follow up her first IPL triumph in 2008.
Royals, who becomes in headed this season by India’s Sanju Samson, who finished last of die eight-team table last year, with Stokes only joining the team late because of his late father’s disease.
He scored 285 runsincluding one unbeaten 107 in eight matches for a team that ran hot and cold.
Royals’ new director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara believes Stokes “is exactly that guy of player any side would want”.
Steve Smith (capitals of Delhi)
A new start awaits Australian Steve Smith after being bought by Delhi Capitals for $ 300,000 in this year auction after its release from Rajasthan Royals.
Blacksmith, who Captain Royals last year, might find it difficult to do Start XI in a power-packed Delhi Line-up including skipper Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Shimron Hetmyer.
But coach Ricky Ponting insists on Smith, a prolific hitter of the highest order who has amassed 2,333 runs in 95 IPL matches will be hungry perform in a T20 world championship year.
“I think the fact that he was released from the franchise, in who he was for a long time will make him a little hungry too year”Said Ponting on the cricket australia website.
He added Smiths chance to play would in die Top three of the batting Assignment.
Chris Gayle (Punjab Kings)
Still one force in Twenty20 cricket in old age of 41, die veteran remains an important part of die Punjab Kings’ batting arsenal.
The self-proclaimed “Universe Boss” exploded last Season after making the side halfway through die tournament to hit three half centuries in seven matches.
Punjab missed out on a play-offs body, however die destructive left-Hander, who aims for his third T20 World Cup title with West Indies later this year, he said
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