The eleventh season of Indian Premier League will kick off on April 07 with the season opener being played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The 1st match between three times title winner MI and CSK will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM local.
While Mumbai Indians will be led by Rohit Sharma, Chennai Super Kings which is returning after two years of suspension will play under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. A high scoring match is expected to kickstart the tournament.
Both the teams are exceptionally strong and equal on papers as well as on the field. While MI has Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav in their batting line up, Chennai will thrive on Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, and Ambati Rayudu. So, these are a few sure shot players for the 1st game.
While Faf du Plessis is uncertain for Chennai due to a finger injury concern, MI can include Mustafizur Rahman in place of Pradeep Sangwan for sheer pace attack.
Rohit Sharma, JP Duminy, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Saurabh Tiwary, Evin Lewis, Jasprit Bumrah, Ben Cutting, Hardik Pandya, Mustafizur Rehman, Pat Cummins, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Sharad Lumba, Siddesh Lad, Tare, Akila Dhananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Nidheesh
Murali Vijay, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, Lungisani Ngidi, N Jagadeesan, Kanishk Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Asif K M, Kshitiz Sharma, Mark Wood, Chaitanya Bishnoi
Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Pat Cummins, Pradeep Sangwan/Mustafizur Rahman, Jasprit Bumrah,
Faf du Plesis/Sam Billings, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu/Kedhar Jadhav, D Bravo, R Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur
MI- Mumbai Indians will thrive on their skipper Rohit Sharma, all-rounder Pandya brothers and in bowling Jasprit Bumrah.
CSK- After returning from 2 years of the ban, Suresh Raina, D Bravo, Shane Watson and skipper MS Dhoni are expected to entertain the crowd.
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