IPL 2018 set for star-studded launch

CSK will be returning to the IPL after being banned for two years. The IPL 2018 opening ceremony begins at around 6:15 pm IST and will last for about one hour approximately. The player has moved on from his former team, the Mumbai Indians, to a different team for the first time in the IPL. The team has experienced players such as Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings and Shane Watson.

Airtel or Reliance users do not even need to spend any money to watch their favourite CSK vs. MI match tomorrow and other upcoming IPL matches, they can stream live on Hotstar for free. Tamannaah will reportedly share the stage with choreographer-filmmaker-actor Prabhu Deva on Saturday evening at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, where the IPL opening ceremony is scheduled. "It is a year-by year proposition and this year I think they look very good". Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu, who happened to be the players of Mumbai's team for previous season, has been included in Chennai's team for this season of IPL.

Entertainment streaming platform Netflix is going to bring an original documentary series based on Mumbai Indians, making it the first Indian professional sports team to feature in Netflix original docu-series.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) will enter in its new decade in next few hours when Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns at Wankhede Stadium. However, Dwayne Bravo remains the X-factor in the setup and if he consistently bowls to his strength, it would be very hard to take him on.

Initially, Royal Challengers' formidable batting line-up comprising Gayle, Dilshan, Kohli and co. was restricted to just 130 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs. His role, no doubt, will be crucial.

The duo put on an unbeaten 52-run partnership to break the take hosts' score past the 150-run mark and their partnership included seven boundaries and two massive sixes as well. The right handed Caribbean cricketer scored 57 runs off 48 balls.

Eagerly await the battle between Harbhajan Singh and Mumbai Indians, an IPL special. Ishan Kishan can also be seen in the team, the left-handed young player has impressed much.

Warner too will not be able to play for the same for Sunrisers while Chennai will be brightened under Captain Cool, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He impressed one and all with his pace of around 145 kmph and deadly yorkers troubling the opposition batsmen throughout the Under19 cricket World Cup. Led by Rohit Sharma, the three times victor team is expected to perform well in its 25th confrontation with CSK.

  • Julie Sanders