IPL 2015 season begins with a high voltage match at the Eden Gardens between the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders and one of the most popular teams Mumbai Indians. Watch Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (MI vs KKR) match live streaming on Star Sports website and live telecast of this match on Sony Six and Sony Max (Set Max). Live streaming and telecast will be available with live Hindi and English commentary. HotStar app will provide IPL live streaming on mobile.
Mumbai Indians team has a lot of backing up from renowned senior cricketers. Their head coach would be Ricky Ponting whereas the support staff includes Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Robin Singh, Jonty Rhodes and John Wright.
Kolkata Knight Riders to have equally good support. Wasim Akram is always there to help out in the team strategies. Kallis who was till now an important part of the team would now sit towards the coaching end.
This is the second consecutive time these two teams would start the IPL season with the opening match. Last time Mumbai Indians had a bad start to the season with lot of losses. They gained momentum with good number of wins after that but they were never a feared opposition in 2014.
Kolkata Knight Riders had a similar story. They lost many matches in the UAE phase last year but they bounced back with straight wins till the final after that. They didn't look back once they found their winning way in the last edition.
The weather here at Kolkata can play a spoil sport as the forecast says the day could be cloudy with chances of shower.
KKR chances this year have strengthened with return of Sunil Narine. He was reported for suspected action but he cleared it recently with some modifications in his action. Let us see how effective he will be with the change in his action.
Finch would be a good opening option for Mumbai Indians as Michael Hussey has returned to his earlier troops of Chennai Super Kings this year. Lendl Simmons and Rohit Sharma can handle the middle order well for Mumbai Indians.
Both the teams have good bowling options in the form of Malinga, Vinay Kumar, Harbhajan, Ojha and Pollard for Mumbai Indians and Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Let us see who clinches a win in the IPL 2015 opening match. Watch IPL 2015 live streaming on HotStar and Star Sports and live telecast on Sony Six and Sony Max.