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Rohit Sharma confirms opening IPL 2020

Mumbai Indians Skipper Rohit Sharma, speaking at a virtual press conference stated that he will be opening in the thirteenth season.

Rohit Sharma confirms opening IPL 2020
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Mumbai Indians Skipper Rohit Sharma, speaking at a virtual press conference stated that he will be opening in the thirteenth season.

The thirteenth season of the IPL is to start from next Saturday. All the teams have been training hard for this tournament. The first match of this year's IPL will be between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. It is noteworthy that the Mumbai Indians have three rich players in the team this year, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock and Chris Lynn.

With Chris Lynn in the squad, there was a lot of talk about whether Mumbai Indians would give a chance to Rohit Sharma along with Quinton de Kock or Chris Lynn. In the end, it is Rohit Sharma who has put an end to this discussion. Rohit also said that players like Chris Lynn or Ishan Kishan would be given a chance to open if they decide to experiment in a match.

This year's tournament is being held in the UAE in view of the pandemic. Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, have won four titles so far, while the Chennai Super Kings have won the tournament three times.

Moreover, the matches will be telecast live in 120 countries, besides India. However, Pakistan has been left out. Besides English and Hindi, the league will be broadcasted in seven regional languages. The IPL 2020 will also be aired on Star’s regional language sports channels Star Sports Tamil, Star Sports Telugu, Star Sports Kannada and Star Sports Bangla. Fans in England and Ireland will also be able to watch IPL matches on Sky Sports, Villa TV in the US and Canada and Fox Sports in Australia and New Zealand.

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