Mitchell McClenaghan will find a spot in the playing eleven, as Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan pacer remains unfit as Mumbai Indians will take on Rising Pune Supergiants in the opener of the Indian Premiere League on April 09, 2016.

Mitchell will find his place ahead of Tim Southee, as he has not played any cricket for the past one month.

The ninth edition of the IPL will begin at 8.00 p.m. IST at the Wankhede Stadium,Mumbai.

Pitch and weather:

The pitch will be a perfect batting paradise, and in all probabilities, Rohit, and his boys will get an extra cutting edge, considering the large hometown crowd.

The captain, who win the toss, will not have any hesitation to bat first, as chasing will be a bit difficult at night.

Weather experts predict that the climate will be crystal clear, and there are absolutely no chances of rain.

TV telecast and live stream info:

This event is expected to fetch immense TV viewership in all corners of the globe.

Viewers in the United Statescan tune on to ESPN to watch the live telecast of the t20 games.

Star Sportsstreaming the IPL online at its website.

Sony Max and Sony Six are telecasting the game in India while Geo Super is doing it in Pakistan.

Rising Supergiants who are debuting in this tournament aim to trigger a winning start, as they are working under none other than Indian T20 skipper MS Dhoni.

The squad has impeccable overseas batting power, with big names like Kevin Pietersen, Faf du Plessis, and Steven Smith.

Consistent Ajinkya Rahane will open the innings along with Kevin while Irfan Pathan is an all-rounder in the Pune lineup.

Indian pace spearhead Nehra is leading the bowling attack from the front for the Supergiants.

The Mumbai Indians are one of the hot favorites this season. Led by Rohit Sharma, the hosts, has powerful hitters like Lendl Simmons, Pollard, Harbhajan Singh and J Bumrah in their team.

A grand opening ceremony was held yesterday in which celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, and other Bollywood stars performed.

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