New Delhi: After days of uncertainties regarding to the hosting of Indian Premier League 2016 matches in drought hit state of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Thursday gave green signal to the first match, at least.
Thus, the season opener will be held at Mumbai's historic Wankhede Stadium as scheduled. Defending champions Mumbai Indians under Rohit Sharma will take on new team Rising Pune Supergiants, which is being lead by none other than mercurial Mahendra Singh Dhoni... yes, formerly with now suspended Chennai Super Kings.
Here's everything you need to know about the match:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt.), Corey Anderson, Lendl Simmons, Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler (wk), Unmukt Chand, Marchant de Lange, Shreyas Gopal, Harbhajan Singh, Kishore Kamath, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Parthiv Patel (wk), Kieron Pollard, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Nathu Singh, Tim Southee, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vinay Kumar, Akshay Wakhare
Rising Pune Supergiants: MS Dhoni (capt. & wk), Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Scott Boland, Deepak Chahar, Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Peter Handscomb, Jaskaran Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Albie Morkel, Ishwar Pandey, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, Kevin Pietersen, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, RP Singh, Steven Smith, Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Zampa
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: April 9, 2016
Time: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
TV Listing: Set Max, Sony Six and Sony Six HD
Live streaming: Hotstar app
Tickets available online at: BookMyShow and Ticketgenie