|IPL 2015 Betting|
| Kolkata Knight Riders
||vs|| Mumbai Indians
ScheduleWednesday, 8 April 2015 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenueEden Gardens, Kolkata
The reigning champions, Kolkata Knight Riders, will enter the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League to defend their title while taking over Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the event. The former defeated Kings XI Punjab in the Final of the IPL 2014 by a margin of three wickets on June 1, 2014, at M Chinnaswammy Stadium, Bangalore. A total of eight teams will participate in the forthcoming tournament which will include Chennai Super kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are the most successful units in the history of IPL since they have grabbed the top position twice whereas Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians have worn the crown once. KKR will try to maintain its position while winning their first game while the supreme team of the IPL 2013, Mumbai Indians, will go all out for an outstanding result.
The ace off spinner of KKR, Sunil Narine, will wait until he gets cleared for his suspected bowling action at the ICC accredited centre. Robin Uthappa was the highest run maker in the seventh edition with 660 at an excellent average of 44.00 comprising one hundred and five fifties. Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate and Sheldon Jackson are their formidable batsmen. Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha, Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan are renowned all-rounders. Umesh Yadav was among the most successful bowlers for India in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He will be assisted by Pat Cummins, Morne Morkel, KC Cariappa, Aditya Garhwal, Kuldeep Yadav and Sumit Narwal.
Lendl Simmons, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard scored plenty of runs for Mumbai Indians in the last season as Corey Anderson and Aaron Finch are in premier form at the moment. Aiden Blizzard, Unmukt Chand, Hardik Pandya and Parthiv Patel will be a part of a strong batting line-up. Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Marchant de Lange, Pragyan Ojha, Vinay Kumar, Akshay Wakhare and Pawan Suyal will form a strong bowling unit.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 14:30 GMT, 20:00 local at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Mostly sunny during the day followed by a nice evening with the temperatures around 25-36ᵒC.
Majority of captains have opted to field after winning the toss in the previous event.
The surface will prove to be a batting friendly in the shortest versions of the game.
Kolkata Knight Riders – (From) Gautam Gambhir (C), Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Aditya Garwal, Brad Hogg, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Sumit Narwal, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Veer Pratap Singh, Vaibhav Rawal, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.
Mumbai Indians – (From) Rohit Sharma (C), Corey Anderson, Aiden Blizzard, Jasprit Bumrah, Unmukt Chand, Marchant de Lange, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Gopal, Harbhajan Singh, Josh Hazlewood, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pragyan Ojha, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Kieron Pollard, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Lendl Simmons, Jagadeesha Suchith, Pawan Suyal, Aditya Tare, Vinay Kumar, Akshay Wakhare,
KKR will be the favourites to win the opening encounter.