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Where: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
When: Friday 18 April, 11.30 BST.
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Last year’s beaten finalists and two-time winners Chennai Super Kings look to get off to a good start when they play Kings XI Punjab in their IPL 7 opener.
Off field controversy concerning spot fixing has been distracting for Chennai and they will be hoping the players can remain focused and keep up the good form shown over the past three seasons.
CSK lost some key players in the 2014 Auction with the departure of both Orange Cap holder Michael Hussey and South African all-rounder Morne Morkel.
However, the replacements of Twenty20 specialist Brendon McCullum and Proteas T20 captain Faf du Plessis should be adequate.
Kings XI meanwhile are going through a transition period following the retirement of veteran skipper Adam Gilchrist and the wicketkeeper’s fellow Australian George Bailey succeeding.
They made the shrewd signing of opener Virender Sehwag in the Auction – which could prove to be a fine signing – as well as splashing the cash on in-form paceman Mitchell Johnson.
This should be an evenly matched and exciting contest.