Mumbai Indians will be hoping for an encore of IPL 2013 © IANS
Mumbai Indians will be hoping for an encore of IPL 2013 © IANS

It is finally time for the opening match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015, as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on former champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Wednesday. Live scorecard: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2015

KKR will bank on their star-studded line-up, comprising of the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Ryan ten Doeschate. Them there are the Indian players like Robin Uthappa, who has been in outstanding form in the last couple of seasons, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, and the exciting Kuldeep Yadav. Live updates: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2015

Rohit will rely on the services of his seasoned veterans Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, and Kieron Pollard. The batting too has been bolstered with the inclusion of Aaron Finch. In Vinay Kumar, Mumbai have a canny operator who has a knack of taking big wickets. Vinay will be facing his own teammates from last year, and will likely have a few tricks up his sleeve. Mumbai Indians in IPL 2015: Rohit Sharma’s men approach upcoming season with renewed vigour to regain lost glory

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Johan Botha, Azhar Mahmood, Brad Hogg, Sumit Narwal, Sheldon Jackson, Aditya Garhwal, Kishan Cariappa, Vaibhav Rawal, Veer Pratap Singh

Mumbai Indians (MI): Aaron Finch, Aditya Tare, Rohit Sharma, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Shreyas Gopal, Harbhajan Singh, Vinay Kumar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Pragyan Ojha, Lendl Simmons, Unmukt Chand, Parthiv Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Marchant de Lange, Pawan Suyal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Abhimanyu Mithun, Aiden Blizzard, Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, Jagadeesha Suchith