Fans couldn't have asked for a better opening encounter as both the sides have several superstars in their ranks.
Let's have a look at the key battles between players which the tie promises.
The battle of the captains deserves to be on the top.
Although Kohli does not have the same level of success as skipper compared to Dhoni, be it IPL or international cricket, he is a top star.
While Kohli has excelled more with the bat than Dhoni, the decision-making skills of CSK skipper are far better, which has played a role in several victories.
The Indo-Australian rivalry has always been a heated one.
While Watson played a pivotal role, with a century in the final to guide CSK to their third title win, Umesh would look to unsettle him early on, in the tournament.
While AB is famous for smacking the ball all over the park, Bravo is well known to provide the breakthrough when needed the most.
Can AB survive lethal pace of Bravo, or will the South African stand tall?
While Raina may have faded out of Team India contention, Chahal is a top star in the current Indian side and could well give a tough time to Raina.
However, it would be of no surprise if Raina goes berserk against Chahal.
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