In the absence, if Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore might face off Mumbai Indians in the opening match. Around 13 members of CSK were reported to test positive for COVID in the past few days. RCB vs MI may be the opening match.
The team is quarantined as of now. Out of the 13 players reported, Deepak Chahar was confirmed by BCCI. The other player most probably is Ruturaj Gaikwad.
The affected team members will remain quarantined for 14 days before they can resume their practice on the field.
According to the reports in such situations, it is unlikely for Chennai Super Kings to play the opening match this season. In addition to this Suresh Raina has also left the team due to his family issues.
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RCB vs MI tournament opener
According to the news by Times of India in the absence of Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore might open the tournament game by plying against Mumbai Indians.
Sources have said that the opening season needs star performers and in the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the best option is Virat Kohli.
IPL season 13 is expected to start from the 19th of September. The finals of the match will take place on the 10th of November.
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