Lendl Simmons © IANS
Lendl Simmons is the opening batsman for the Mumbai Indians © IANS

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the first game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015. This is the season opener and after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, this is a dose of T20 cricket. Now, the cricketers will head to different cities and will turn up for the various teams in this long cricketing extravaganza in the IPL. Live updates: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

KKR are the defending champions and begin their campaign on home soil. It is a good opportunity for them to begin with a victory as they know the conditions very well at the Eden Gardens. On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians would be trying to get off to a good start. They have some new faces in the team and they would be wanting to make an impression soon. Live Scorecard: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

The IPL 2015 starts off with this game and this time, there seems to be all-round strength in both teams here in this contest. In fact, if you look at the whole team line-ups of all the sides, there is good quality and this could be a very close IPL with numerous title contenders in the mix. The IPL is set to have some quality cricket and the fans would be looking forward to this.