Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview - IPL 2014 Opening Match

IPL Live on Star Sports and Sony Six in India

IPL 2014 begins with a match between IPL 2013 winners facing IPL 2012 winners. Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders. The venue for this match would be Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. We would like to let the IPL fans in India know that they can enjoy IPL 2014 live streaming on Star Sports and IPL live telecast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Mumbai Indians are the defending champions and they would certainly wish to retain the title. As we all know there isn't a lot of margin for error in IPL, they would love to stay alive in the IPL with lot of wins. This is the first time, the team would play without Sachin Tendulkar as he retired from all forms of cricket. Mumbai Indians won IPL and CLT20 last year and they are high on confidence. 

Sachin Tendulkar has been named Icon player for the team and he will be present with the team to provide guidance. Michael Hussey who was a part of CSK will now play for Mumbai Indians and this is a big inclusion. Hussey is delighted to be a part of the team which is guided by Sachin Tendulkar. On a lighter note he said he will chew Sachin's ear to learn cricketing stuffs from him.

Rohit Sharma has been an integral part of the Indian team since his good performance in the IPL last year. He would be pumped up to lead his team again to remarkable victories. Coach John Wright is almost a perfectionist and he would certainly have fresh game plans in his mind against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Here is what Harbhajan Singh has to say:

Gautam Gambhir who lost his place from the Indian team would be keen to perform better in IPL and regain his place in the national team. To support to his cause his team Kolkata Knight Riders has to do well this time. Their best performance came out in 2012 when they clinched the title in a enthralling final against the Chennai Super Kings. The team would rely a lot on their star captain Gambhir who has played 88 IPL matches and scored 2471 runs. 

The other key players for KKR would be Narine, Kallis and many more to name. They have an interesting inclusion this time Morne Morkel. He bowled exceptionally well for Delhi Daredevils in 2012 and KKR would expect a similar feat from the tall pacer. 

Click here to know more about the team squads featuring in the opening match of IPL 2014. If you would like to view some IPL behind the scenes photos, click here.

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