Predicting opening combination of all teams in IPL 2020

Few teams will have to take a tough call in terms of deciding their openers ahead of the next season.


CSK – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis

Shane Watson
Shane Watson. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

For the last couple of seasons, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been going in with a set opening combination. They did have Ambati Rayudu open along with Shane Watson in 2018 when Faf du Plessis wasn’t around. However, in 2019, it was du Plessis and Watson who opened in most games.

It will most likely be the same in 2020 as well. If both of them are fit and available, the experienced duo is likely to open the batting for CSK. The South African skipper was CSK’s second-best batsman after MS Dhoni last year. He scored 396 runs at an average of 36.00 in 12 innings. Meanwhile, Watson blew hot and cold throughout the season.

Moreover, both of them are big-match players and have stepped up when CSK were in trouble as well. Hence, CSK are likely to continue to trust them at the top of the order.


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