Rain might have spoiled the heat of the IPL inaugural ceremony, but it has not created any negative impacts among cricket fans who are eagerly waiting for the first encounter of the season between defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians on April 08, 2015.
The match will begin at 08:00 PM IST.
This is for the second time in the history of Indian Premier League that KKR and MI are opening the season. Last year, Mumbai Indians took on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match then in a margin of 41 runs.
Mumbai team will be looking forward to take a sweet revenge against the defending champions as they are all set to lock horns with them at the historical Eden Gardens Stadium.
Defending champions, Kolkata Knight Riders will most likely opt the same lineup which played the final against Kings XI Punjab last year.
KKR pavilion had a sigh of relief as Sunil Naraine got a clean certificate on his bowling test which was conducted in Chennai. Check the complete IPL 8 schedule.
The match will be shown live in Set Max and Sony Max in India. Geo Super and Willow TV are telecasting the match in Pakistan and United States of America respectively.
Watch the live streaming online on Star Sports website here or https://cricketgateway.com.
Mumbai on the other hand will be trying to start their IPL campaign with nothing less than a win. Aaron Finch and Simmons may open for them.
The team is star studded with big names like, Lasith Malinga, Corey Anderson and Josh Hazlewood. Vinay Kumar who was the part of KKR last year will make his Mumbai Indians debut today.
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