Lasith Malinga in Mumbai Indians squad for opening match
Thursday, 07 April 2016 - 12:34
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on new franchise Rising Super Giants in the opening match of Indian Premier League 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium on April 9.
Even though Pune are a new franchise, by no means they can be taken lightly. Led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the squad boasts of some prolific cricketers in Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis.
Not only a good show is assured from the new team, but they are also serious contenders for the title as well.
Mumbai, on the other hand, can take a lot of inspiration from the way they fought back last year.
Rohit Sharma and his boys were in dire straits, before resurrecting and going on to win the tournament. Their side comprises of some of the best cricketers in Lasith Malinga, Lendl Simmons, Harbhajan Singh and Corey Anderson.