IPL 2014 Match Today Live : The opening match of the Season 7 of the Indian Premier League will be played between the defending IPL champion Mumbai Indians (MI) and the IPL 2012 Champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 16th April 2014 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The match starts at 6:30 pm local time (8:00 pm IST).
Expectations will be high from the defending Champions and they would he entering the match with full confidence while for Kolkata it is a different story all together.
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The KKR team enters the season with a poor record last season where the team not only failed to defend its IPL title but also failed to make it to the play-offs.
Mumbai vs Kolkata Head to Head Statistics :
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) have played 12 times against each other.
Mumbai Indians have won 10 of these 12 matches while Kolkata have so far won just 2 matches against Mumbai.
Lets hope that Kolkata Knight Riders can play well in this opening match of IPL 7 and improve upon their record against Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians IPL 2014 Squad :
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Corey Anderson, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Jalaj Saxena, Josh Hazlewood, Marchant De Lange, Krismar Santokie, Ben Dunk, CM Gautam, Apoorv Wankhade, Pawan Suyal, Sushant Marathe and Shreyas Gopal.
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014 Squad :
Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel, R Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Patrick Cummins, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Manvinder Bisla, Veer Pratap Singh, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Debabrata Das and Sayan Sekhar Mandal.
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is usually a dry pitch that aids the slower and spin bowlers and could be hard to score on. The toss will play a crucial role in the match.
Live Telecast Coverage of IPL 2014 :
In India, the Live telecast of all IPL Season 7 matches will be available on Sony SET Max (English Commentary) and Sony Six (Hindi Commentary).
Live Streaming of IPL 2014 :
Live Streaming of all IPL 2014 Matches will be available on YouTube
The Live broadcast of IPL Season 7 on YouTube is being brought about by Willow TV.
Live Streaming of IPL 2014 will also be available on Official Website of Star Sports -
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Live Scores, Commentary and Updates of IPL 2014 Matches :
Live Scores, Ball-by-Ball Commentary and Updates of all 60 matches of IPL 2014 will be available on Official Website of IPL – www.iplt20.com
Apart from that IPL 2014 Scores, Commentary and Updates will be available on Cricket Portals like Yahoo Cricket, ESPN Star Sports, Rediff Cricket, Sify Sports, Indiatimes, etc.