This gave a default qualification for Rajasthan Royals for the forthcoming edition of Champions League. Mumbai Indians, being the winners of IPL, will also be taking part in Champions League 2013. Rajasthan Royals would be facing Mumbai Indians in the opening match of 2013 Champions League. This match is scheduled to happen on September 21, 2013, after the completion of the qualifying matches for the season. The prospect of clash of two IPL teams in Champions League has increased the anticipation around the match.
While Sachin Tendulkar, who would be representing Mumbai Indians, has already announced that this tournament would mark the end of his sting for Mumbai Indians; same can be expected to be in store for another batting legend, Rahul Dravid. Hence, this match might be the last encounter with two legends, Sachin and Rahul Dravid, competing in opposing teams on field. Hence, the excitement is doubled for the match.