The most important 20-20 cricket competition in India is something many cricket enthusiasts are looking forward to every year. The Indian Premier League is not only popular within the borders of India — numerous other countries where cricket is popular enjoy watching this sport too. After all, the IPL is the most popular league in the world, gathering crème de la crème of the cricket world.
The single most important sports event in this country is the IPL finals. It is perhaps more popular than an average national India cricket match. Although Indians love watching their national team play, they consider the finals of IPL almost equally important.
Therefore, let’s take a look at the last match that took place in IPL. After that, we will make a short overview of the 2020 IPL and its teams, possible outcomes and more, based on what we’ve learned from the previous finals. Read on!
Mumbai Indians Win Against Chennai Super Kings
The cricket spectacle took place in Hyderabad, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. The two teams that made it to the very end were the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings, both of which had a great group stage. In fact, both teams ended the group with nine wins out of fourteen games.
After the playoffs, the two teams ended up playing the final game against each other, and it was a real nailbiter, as the Mumbai Indians won 149/8 with 20 overs against the Super Kings’ 148/7 with 20 overs. In other words, it was a single run that determined the winner at the end and brought the Indians their fourth IPL title.
The player who proved to be very useful for Mumbai was Kieron Pollard with 41 runs, while the bowler for Chennai Deepak Chahar managed to take three wickets in the innings. However, the top scorer was definitely Shane Watson, with a total of 80 runs in the match.
In the end, it was Jasprit Bumrah who won the Player of the Match award as he managed to achieve a spell of 2 for 14 in four overs.
How Will the Match Affect IPL 2020?
This was a very important match that somewhat defined how we are going to perceive the teams in the upcoming league. According to numerous bookmakers, the Mumbai Indians are, once again, the biggest favourites to win the league. On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings are not the second favourites. In fact, many bookies gave the SunRisers Hyderabad slightly better odds compared to Chennai.
The 2020 transfer window saw a total of 12 transfers, which is something you should also take into account when predicting the outcomes of certain matches.
When Will IPL 2020 Start?
The 2020 IPL will start on March 29 and conclude on May 24, 2020. Throughout the league, we will have an opportunity to watch a lot of exciting matches between the teams we are already very familiar with, including the Mumbai Indians, the Chennai Super Kings, the Delhi Capitals, the Kings XI Punjab, the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Rajasthan Royals, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the SunRisers Hyderabad.
The eight participants will play a total of 60 matches. The first round will be in the group stage, and the best ones will proceed to the playoffs and, ultimately, the IPL finals.
The starting date is getting close, meaning that you can already start looking for ways to watch the Indian Premier League or renew your subscription to the channels that broadcast the matches. The two-month period is a real holiday for cricket lovers every year and 2020 is not an exception!
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