As the grand opening along with colourful ceremonies continue to sweep the entire cricketing nation along with the eight franchises of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), it is time now for former record two-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI), as they celebrate their opening ceremony for the ongoing IPL 2017, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. The ceremony will happen prior to their match against felloe former record two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The live cricket streaming of the opening ceremony will be available on Hotstar. The live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in English, along with Hindi commentary on SET MAX, while SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD would be telecasting it in Tamil, Telugu and Bengali commentary as well. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Match 7 at Mumbai
The ball stays hit when they strike the right chord. KKR’s next tie is against Mumbai Indians (MI), a side which boast of a better overall record (13-5) but did not get off to a pleasant start in their opening encounter. A grueling clash awaits the spectators at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai when Rohit Sharma‘s brigade lock horns with Gautam Gambhir‘s well-oiled side. Form and team balance gives a certain edge to the visitors. They have a side perfectly oiled for Wankhede’s slow pitch.
With 3-4 spinners, KKR can certainly rule the roost in the middle overs, pretty much like they did versus GL. On the other hand, their batting also looks more solid in comparison to MI. Overall, MI will have to spring up a much better bowling and fielding performance to notch up their first win in IPL 10 and stretch their dominance (5-1 win ratio) over the visitors at their fortress, i.e. Wankhede.