IPL 2016, Match 1, Pick of the tweets: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants at Mumbai

So, the World T20 2016 is a thing of the past now and the fans are gearing up for the ninth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) which gets underway in Mumbai on Saturday. The tournament opener will see defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) take on the new member in IPL family the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).

MI will be beaming with confidence ahead of the first match as they begin their title defence in front of their home crowd. With the likes of skipper Rohit Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Corey Anderson and Jos Buttler in their ranks, they appear to be the team to beat. However, it is hard to make predictions and declare one team a clear favourite in T20s. IPL 2016, Live streaming: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants at Mumbai

While many will tip MI to win this encounter as they have a settled unit as compared to a newly-formed franchise which is making its debut, the RPS can be written off only at ones’ own risk. Any team that is lead by MS Dhoni can never be ruled out from the title race. During his eight years’ stay with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Dhoni led his side into the semi-finals on every single occasion, thus making it the most consistent franchise. He will look to replicate the same success with RPS as well.

In Kevin Pietersen, Faf du Plessis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Steve Smith and Ajinkya Rahane, he has a strong group of core players with whom he can script a success story. The match that begins at 8 PM will mark the beginning of the seven-week carnival. It is expected to be the top trend and as always, we will bring you the best of the social feeds, including some hilarious tweets, from the match in this space. So keep calm and enjoy the game with our presentation.