IPL 2020: Two IPL teams have never played opening matches, know the names of those teams

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Two teams in IPL 2020 IPL never got a chance to play the first match of this league.


New Delhi IPL 2020: The entire schedule of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League was announced by the BCCI. This time too 56 league matches will be played and this season being held in UAE will be the first match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Out of all the teams that have been participating in the history of IPL till now, there have been two teams that have never got the opportunity to play the opening match i.e. the first match of this league. Apart from these two teams, all other teams have played opening matches.


Let us tell you that Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are two teams that have never had the distinction of playing the first match in the history of the last 12 years of this league. Apart from these two, this achievement is in the name of every team. Of these, the Rajasthan team also won the title in the first season, but the Punjab team has never won the trophy. Let us tell you that between which teams have played the first matches since the first season.


First match of IPL

2020 - MI vs CSK *

2019 - CSK vs RCB

2018 - CSK vs MI

2017 - SRH vs RCB

2016 - MI vs RPS

2015 - MI vs KKR

2014 - KKR vs MI

2013 - DD vs KKR

2012 - CSK vs MI

2011 - CSK vs KKR

2010 - KKR vs DEC

2009 - CSK vs MI

2008 - RCB vs KKR

The first-ever matches have been played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in the history of IPL. The first match between the two has been played thrice in the last 12 seasons and the same is going to happen again this season. That is, this figure has reached four. At the same time, the first match between Mumbai and Kolkata has been played twice.

The most times between which teams of the first match of IPL

MI vs CSK - 4 times

MI vs KKR - 2 times

MI vs RPS - 1 time

CSK vs RCB - 1 time

CSK vs KKR - 1 time

SRH vs RCB - 1 time

RCB vs KKR - 1 time

DD vs KKR - 1 time

KKR vs DEC - 1 time