Rising Pune Supergiants will face first match of IPL against Mumbai Indians and they also the host of this match. We all know Rising Pune is new franchise of the tournament and Indian skipper MS Dhoni will lead this side. Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who is now in great form he show his skill in recent T20 world cup so we can hope some good performance from him in this match. In batting order they have some experience hard hitter like Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Steven Smith that’s make their batting order strong. On the other hand Mumbai Indians is two-time trophy holder and defending champion of the tournament they wants to start this season by winning this match. Mumbai Indians have some quality local cricketer like Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah that’s gives the team great advantage Hardik Pandya who is the bowling all-rounder so he can support his team with bat and bowl and Jasprit Bumrah who established himself as strike bowler of Indian cricket team, now this is time to show his talent for Mumbai Indians. There is bad news for Mumbai Indians Lasith Malinga will not able to perform in this match due to hamstring injury. Rising Pune Supergiants is un experienced team in the tournament but there cricketer are experienced as like Mumbai Indians so it can be a grand opening match of this season.
Match between: Mumbai Indians Vs Rising Pune Supergiants
Tournament: Indian premier league
Date: 9 April 2016
Time: 8:00pm (IST), 8:30 (BDT), 9:00pm (PKT), 3:30pm (BST)
- Both innings Highlights will be available after the match (host by Youtube/Dailymotion)
Stadium: Wankhede Stadium
Location: D Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai
Seating capacity; 33,108
TV Channel list:
India : Sony Max, Sony ESPN, Sony Six
New Zealand: Sky Sport
Pakistan: Geo Super
United States: ESPN
MI: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ambati Rayudu, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, R Vinay Kumar, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Gopal, Unmukt Chand, Siddhesh Lad, Akshay Wakhare, Corey Anderson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lendl Simmons, Marchant de Lange, Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler, Lasith Malinga, Tim Southee, Nathu Singh, Kishore Pramod Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia
Key player: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Lendl Simmons.
Rising Pune Supergiants: MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Mitchell Marsh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan, Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Ashoke Dinda, Scott Boland, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Peter Handscomb, RP Singh, Deepak Chahar, Jaskaran Singh, Adam Zampa, Ishwar Pandey, Ankush Bains, Baba Aparajith, Ankit Sharma.
Key player: MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Ravichandran Ashwin, Steven Smith.
Last 5 matches of Mumbai Indians:
24 May 2015 Chennai Super Kings 8/161 (20) v MI 5/202 (20)
19 May 2015 MI 6/187 (20) v Chennai Super Kings 162 (19)
17 May 2015 MI 1/114 (13.5) v Sunrisers Hyderabad 113 (20)
14 May 2015 Kolkata Knight Riders 7/166 (20) v MI 4/171 (20)
10 May 2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore 1/235 (20) v MI 7/196 (20)
Prediction: Mumbai Indians will be the possible winner of this match