Defending champions Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. MI is led by Rohit Sharma while KKR is captained by Gautam Gambhir who tasted success in the 2012 edition of IPL. The match is being played at at Abu Dhabi.
IPL 7 promises to be a closely fought affair as the auctions early in 2014 now sees several any iconic players find themselves in new company. Most of the players have been regulars in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Mumbai Indians will commence their season for the first without their talisman and city icon Sachin Tendulkar but with some key additions like Mike Hussey and Corey Anderson, they would look to repeating last year’s winning performance.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have made some very smart buys this year. They have brought in Australian pacer Pat Cummins and Indians Piyush Chawla and Umesh Yadav to strengthen their bowling which was a major issue last year. After winning in 2012, the Kolkata Knight Riders failed to impress in last season’s edition of the IPL as they failed to qualify for the playoffs and finished a disappointing seventh in the nine-team league.
In USA and Canada –www.willow.tv and Rogers would respectively broadcast the tournament. IPL Fans can watch the Live Streaming of Mumbai India vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014 Match No. 1 on these sites.