Mumbai Indians will take on Rising Pune Supergiants in the opening match of the 2016 Indian Premier League on Saturday, April 9. The Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiants betting tips for this maiden IPL 2016 match can be found below:
As the nation is still reeling from the exhilarating World T20 which was concluded this past Sunday, the biggest cricket tournament in India is now set to start its ninth season. And there cannot be a better way to do so, with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the newest entrants Rising Pune Supergiants.
The lads in Blue have definitely got a strong squad, which is looking far more dangerous now with their key players finding their momentum recently. Their batsmen Rohit Sharma and Lendl Simmons played a sensational innings for their respective countries in the semifinal of the ICC World T20 in Mumbai.
Even in the bowling department, Mitchell McClenaghan didn’t disappoint for the Kiwis, while Jasprit Bumrah found his rhythm with India.
On the other hand, we have the team from Pune, who will be lead by the iconic captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Interestingly enough, Mumbai Indians have been defeated by Dhoni’s former side more times than any other team in the league.
With familiar names such as R Ashwin and Faf du Plessis by his side, the Indian captain has still got his work cut out for the team. The pressure will be on the captains of both the sides to perform in this Maharashtra Derby.
Mumbai Indians have the potential to get started off on the right note, with their batting order looking pretty solid. However, with a far more experienced captain on the other side, the odds look to be balanced at the moment.
Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiants head-to-head
This is going to be the first encounter between the two sides.
Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiants betting tips for the IPL match one:
Mumbai Indians to win with bet365: 10/11
The match begins at 8:00 pm local time (2:30 pm GMT) on Saturday, April 9.