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The opening match between the finalists of the 2019 edition will be played in Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Pandya said that he is in great mental space and as a result, he is looking forward to giving consistent performances for his franchise.

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be locking horns in the opening match of the IPL 2020 on September 19.

During his playing days, Pietersen had represented Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, and Rising Pune SuperGiants in the IPL.

The opening match between the finalists of the 2019 edition will be played in Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The tournament will be played from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE across three venues -- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

Last week, news of Raina leaving the team and returning home came as a big jolt as he has been an integral part of the franchise from the first season.

On August 29, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that 13 personnel including two players had tested positive for COVID-19.

Raina had travelled to the UAE along with other CSK players, but last week, the CSK batsman pulled out of the upcoming tournament due to personal reasons.

Upon landing in the UAE, all the participants have to follow a mandatory testing and quarantine programme.