IPL 2018: Bravo helps CSK win a thriller

Catch all the live updates from the IPL opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

 

In the meantime, the 11th edition of the IPL got off to a glittery start.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS (PLAYING XI): Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C) (W), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Mark Wood

MUMBAI INDIANS (PLAYING XI): Ishan Kishan (W), Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma (C),Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande

TOSS UPDATE: The news from the centre is Chennai Super Kings has won the toss and opted to field first.

And in other news, The Trident Hotel authorities had to create a barricade in the lobby as people barged in to catch a glimpse of Virat Kohli, who wasn’t supposed to be in Mumbai at all. Find out more about it from our IPL diary.

As we gear up to the most anticipated return of M.S. Dhoni in Chennai yellow, here's something to keep you occupied: Dhoni to use bats with more curve, lighter wood

MS Dhoni: "We will bowl first. There will be some dew later on, it's a good batting surface. It feels nice to be back in yellow, but we can't be emotional. Starting well is important. Wood, Tahir, Bravo and Watson are the four overseas players today."

Rohit Sharma - "Happy to bat first, we were bowling as well. Fresh wicket, should be plenty of runs on offer. We have prepared very well, we have come together as a group. It's time to perform. What we have done in the past doesn't matter a lot, we will have to start afreash. CSK play well as a team, we have got four bowlers, two genuine all-rounders in the Pandya brothers. McClenaghan, Bumrah and Mustafizur are our pace options, Mayank Markande is the new guy in our team, heard good things about him."

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the opening game of IPL 2018! Mumbai Indians will be locking horns with Chennai Super Kings.