Mumbai Indians lifted the trophy for a fourth time last season — more than any other side has managed. They beat Chennai Super Kings, who have won the trophy thrice, in the final.
Ireland cannot lose the 3-match T20I series in West Indies. In fact, all they need to win the series is another washed-out match.
The 1st ODI between India and West Indies will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
After racing each other for well over a year, Virat (2,263), the leading run-scorer in T20I history, now leads Rohit (2,262) by just one run.
Chahal needs 1 wicket to become the leading T20I wicket-taker in Indian history, while only 3 runs separate Rohit and Kohli, the two leading run-scorers in T20I history.
Chahal needs 3 wickets to become the leading T20I wicket-taker in Indian history. He is currently 1 wicket behind Bumrah and 2 behind Ashwin.
In the second Qualifier, the Qalandars and the Deccan Gladiators will both hope their bowlers can do a containing job.
Having been swept in the ODIs, Afghanistan are on the verge of defeat in the T20Is as well.
Afghanistan will take on West Indies for 3 T20Is, all of them at Lucknow. West Indies have won the ODIs 3-0.
Trinbago Knight Riders have played three CPL finals (in 2015, 2017, and 2018) and Barbados Tridents twice (in 2014 and 2015).