IPL 2016 news March 11, 2016

Mumbai Indians to face Pune in IPL 2016 opener

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2015 champions Mumbai Indians will play the tournament opener against Rising Pune Supergiants © BCCI

The 2016 edition of the IPL will begin on April 9, when defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on new entrants Rising Pune Supergiants at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The final, too, will be played at the Wankhede Stadium on May 29.

The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune will host the home games of new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, while the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot will be the home stadium of Gujarat Lions. This year's edition will not see any afternoon games (1600 IST start) on weekdays.

Apart from the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur will host two home games of Delhi Daredevils. The VCA Stadium in Nagpur will host three home games for Kings XI Punjab, apart from their usual home ground in Mohali.

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  • Cricinfouser on April 5, 2016, 18:39 GMT

    RCB will lift the cup this year, captain kohli looks in supreme form, abd is a legend, Chris gayle will bring in the storm and Shane Watson is there to keep a good balance between bat and bowl, best cricket team ever is RCB

  • Satesh on March 14, 2016, 2:50 GMT

    8 teams gonna play without the real BOSS of the IPL! wait for 2 more years to hear our whistle. CSK dawwww!

  • Rajesh on March 13, 2016, 10:20 GMT

    Its gonna be Sunrisers' IPL this year #TheOrangeArmy #SRH

  • Dave on March 13, 2016, 1:01 GMT

    Excited for this year. CSK is no more playing, so we dont know which 2 teams will play the final. otherwise its always reserved for csk

  • Amit on March 12, 2016, 17:38 GMT

    Mumbai Indian will win...go Mumbai Indians.....

  • manoj on March 12, 2016, 8:43 GMT

    IPL is nothing without CSK. Will wait 2 years for CSK to be back.

  • Sandy on March 12, 2016, 7:47 GMT

    Just can't wait! IPL is indeed the worlds best sporting tournament. I mean, which other sporting events gets together all the superstars on to a common stage, and brings this much colour and passion, and 8 teams evenly matched which results in thrill a minute matches. People talk about FIFA and olympics and all, but to millions like me, give us our IPL. And RCB is looking super strong this year, will rock

  •   Sivakumar Ayyasamy on March 12, 2016, 6:16 GMT

    Is there a chance that Chennai stadium will host any match ?

  • Chandrasekar on March 12, 2016, 5:22 GMT

    This IPL will be boring without CSK

  • shaizan on March 11, 2016, 17:57 GMT

    I really enjoyed the bat ball balance in Asia cup. It's been a while since I enjoyed the cricket like this.

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