Their campaign off to a disastrous start, defending champions Mumbai Indians would be gunning for their first win in the seventh edition of IPL but it won`t be easy as they take on formidable Chennai Super Kings, who are on a roll, here on Friday.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy laughed off Indian batsman Suresh Raina`s claim that the big-hitting Caribbean cricketers cannot rotate the strike and dared the Indians to stop his batsmen from hitting sixes in Sunday`s World Twenty20 match.
It was a dream debut for Mohammad Shami, who not only made his Test debut at the iconic Eden Gardens, but also scalped four wickets in the first innings to help India bundle out the West Indies side on 234.
Eager to leave their Champions Trophy eliminations behind, hosts West Indies and Sri Lanka will square off here on Friday in the opening match of a Tri-nation One-Day series, which also features an in-form India.
Albie Morkel is likely to miss his third straight game in the ongoing Indian Premier League as the recovery process of the injured Chennai Super Kings speedster from South Africa is ‘pretty slow’, according to fielding coach Steve Rixon.