On September 19, the Indian Premier League’s 2nd leg will begin with Mumbai Indians facing Chennai Super Kings. The 2 teams have the most successful records in IPL history. Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has asserted that CSK has a chance to win another IPL title ahead of the commencement of the UAE leg. In this Article Pietersen Speaks About IPL Franchises Of UAE Leg.
Pietersen Speaks About IPL Franchises Of UAE Leg
The IPL 2020 season for Chennai Super Kings was a disappointment. They did not advance to the Playoffs for the 1st time in the event’s history. The MS Dhoni-led team, on the other hand, reversed the tables this time and dominated their first half of the IPL 2021. The franchise is presently in the 2nd spot in the points standings, having won 5 of the 7 games they have faced.
I’m not sure how well this four-month absence will have suited: CSK
As a result, Pietersen stated that CSK’s progress in the Indian leg of the IPL 2021 shocked him. He also put his hopes on the squad, claiming that they had a great chance of winning the trophy.
“Everybody wrote off the old boys’ army of CSK before the IPL started in April, so seeing them go so well was a bit of a surprise. But I’m not sure how well this four-month absence will have suited them. It could take them a little while to crank back into gear, particularly the older players. If they are ready, it could be a historic few weeks for the franchise. They have a fantastic shot at winning a title that everybody thought was beyond them,” Kevin Pietersen said.
The defending champions, the Mumbai Indians, are presently in 4th place on the points standings, with 8 points. The side usually gets off to a sluggish start in tournaments before taking hold. According to Pietersen, MI cannot afford to give up their first few games, because the tournament is almost in the midst.
“They tend to lose their first few games and then come good towards the end of the tournament. Well, we’re already towards the end of the tournament now. Mumbai can’t afford to lose three or four games before they start playing because there’s so little time to play catch-up. If they are to retain their crown, they must be on it from ball one. Clearly, with the talent they have in their side, they are capable of doing it,” he added.