Former Australian paceman, Brett Lee has predicted the champions of the 13th edition of the IPL.
Dream11 IPL 2020 will begin on the 19th of September in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this month, the IPL Governing Council along with the BCCI had announced the schedule of the prestigious league. Titleholder Mumbai Indians will face runners-up Chennai Super Kings in the opening game of the Dream11 IPL 2020.
Lee, who is currently in India for the commentary preparations, interacted with his followers on his official Instagram account. He answered a few questions related to the IPL.
Brett Lee was asked by a fan to pick the team who could lift the trophy of Dream11 IPL 2020. The Australian great responded to the query by naming M.S Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. “It’s hard to say, but let’s go with Chennai”, Brett Lee posted his reply on his Instagram story.
The ‘Yellow Army’ franchise have been in the headlines right from the time when all teams arrived in the UAE. First, 13 of their staffs had tested positive for Covid-19, including 2 cricketers. Then their senior players, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh decided to pull out from Dream11 IPL 2020 due to personal reasons.
The former Aussie pacer, who has represented Kolkata Knight Riders in the past, also expressed his high hopes from the two-time IPL champions. Brett lee termed KKR’s new recruit Pat Cummins, as a ‘World Class’ bowler. Lee also predicted KKR to reach the play-offs in Dream11 IPL 2020.
Dinesh Karthik-led side will start their IPL campaign against four-time champions Mumbai Indians on 23rd of September in Abu Dhabi.
It will be the second time that an entire IPL season will take place outside India. Back in 2009, IPL was played in South Africa due to general elections in India. In 2014, only the first half of the tournament was played in the UAE for the same reason.