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IPL 2020 schedule: Mumbai Indians to take on Chennai Super Kings in opening match on 19 September

Ending days of anxious wait, the BCCI on Sunday released the schedule for the upcoming IPL, and in keeping with tradition, defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on runners-up Chennai Super Kings in the opener in Abu Dhabi on 19 September.

Moved out of India due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the upcoming edition of the world''s biggest T20 league will be held in the three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the UAE.

After the tournament-opener, Dubai will host its first game the next day when Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab followed by the third match on Monday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

File image of CSK captain MS Dhoni and MI skipper Rohit Sharma. Sportzpics

File image of CSK captain MS Dhoni and MI skipper Rohit Sharma. Sportzpics

 

The action will then shift to Sharjah on 22 September when Rajasthan Royals will host Chennai Super Kings.

There will be 10 double headers, with the first match starting at 3.30 pm IST and the second 7.30 pm, according to BCCI release.

In all, 24 matches will be held in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah.

Venues for the playoffs and the IPL 2020 final will be announced later. The final is slated for 10 November.

Here’s the complete fixture of Indian Premier League 2020 to be held in the UAE, starting on 19 September:

Tournament schedule:

19 September: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

20  September: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

21 September: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

22 September: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

23 September: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

24 September: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

25 September: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

26 September: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

27 September: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

28 September: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

29 September: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

30 September: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

1 October: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

1 October: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

3 October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi (3:30PM IST).

3 October: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

4 October: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sharjah (3:30PM IST).

4 October: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

5 October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

6 October: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

7 October: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

8 October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

9 October: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

10 October: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Abu Dhabi (3:30PM IST).

10 October: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

11 October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, Dubai (3:30PM IST).

11 October: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

12 October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

13 October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

14 October: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

15 October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

16 October: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

17 October: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dubai (3:30PM IST).

17 October: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

18 October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Abu Dhabi (3:30PM IST).

18 October: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

19 October: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

20 October: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

21 October: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

22 October: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

23 October: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

24 October: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Abu Dhabi (3:30PM IST).

24 October: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

25 October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Dubai (3:30PM IST).

25 October: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

26 October: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

27 October: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

28 October: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

29 October: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

30 October: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi (7:330PM IST).

31 October: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Dubai (3:30PM IST).

31 October: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

1 November: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, Abu Dhabi (3:30PM IST).

1 November: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Dubai (7:30PM IST).

2 November: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Abu Dhabi (7:30PM IST).

3 November: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, Sharjah (7:30PM IST).

Updated Date: September 06, 2020 20:04:39 IST

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