After a short interlude from cricket following the conclusion of the World Cup, the Indian Premier League returns for season 8 to bring cricketing fever right back into our homes.
The season kicks off today with the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders taking on former champions Mumbai Indians. The flip of the coin went the way of the hosts with KKR sending the Mumbai Indians in to bat in front of a packed house at the Eden Gardens.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Aaaron Finch, Ambati Rayudu, Aditya Tare, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Vinay Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Pragyan Ojha.