The first match of the IPL will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. While Mumbai has won the title 4 times, the Chennai team has managed to capture the trophy 3 times. In such a situation, there is also a huge fan following of both teams. Given this, everyone is hopeful that their team will win the IPL title this year. However, former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has described the Chennai Super Kings as the strongest contenders for the 13th season of IPL.
Why former fast bowler Brett Lee believes CSK will win:
The circumstances of the UAE suggest that spin bowlers will dominate the pitch as compared to fast bowlers. In such a situation, if you look at the team of CSK, it has very experienced and more powerful spinners, who can play an important role in winning.
Brett Lee said, “I think CSK is a very strong team. Talking about their spin bowlers, they are most brilliant and can make the team champions once again. I think this team is the most potent contender for the title. ”
Jadeja will have to perform better due to Santner
Chennai Super Kings have a strong army of spinners this year. Not only this, CSK also has bowling all-rounders like Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner and Piyush Chawla. However, Brett Lee believes that this will also increase the competition for a place in the team and Jadeja will have to perform better due to Santner.
Brett Lee said, “With (Mitchell) Santner in the team, Ravindra Jadeja will have to perform better so that he can make a place in the playing eleven.” CSK has a lot of variation in terms of spin bowling this year. Each of their spinners is different than the other.
IPL will be played in three cities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE):
It is worth noting that this tournament, which starts from 19 September, is being played in three cities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
After the opening match in Abu Dhabi, the teams of Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab will play the second match in Dubai on Sunday and the first match in Sharjah will be played on 22 September between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.