Eoin Morgan will be in action in the IPL today, as defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders host league heavyweights Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens, on a day when Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 40th birthday.

Eoin Morgan

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 3.30pm BST, with ITV 4 and ITV 4 HD providing live coverage in the UK. Follow the game live, via text commentary, on ESPN Cricinfo. You can watch highlights of the match here.


Both sides are struggling to break into the top four as we near the halfway stage of the tournament. Kolkata have managed just two wins from their six matches so far and need to find some form and momentum soon, if they still harbour hopes of defending the title.

Trevor Bayliss' men have lost their last two matches; the most recent being a four-wicket defeat at home to Chennai Super Kings, after managing a meagre total of 119. Morgan has performed well on a regular basis this season but his team has failed to cross the line and get points on the board.

Mumbai have also lost their last two games; first at Rajasthan by 87 runs and then at Delhi by nine wickets. The side has one of the most star-studded line-ups in the league but their top order, especially captain Ricky Ponting, has failed to fire so far. Tendulkar, arguably one of the sport's all-time greats, alongisde Sir Don Bradman, will take the field on the day he turns 40.

The head-to-head between these two sides is heavily lop-sided in favour of the visitors, as Mumbai have triumphed on eight of their previous ten meetings with Kolkata.

Sachin Tendulkar

Team Form

Kolkata Knight Riders (most recent first): L L W L L W
Mumbai Indians (most recent first): L L W W W L

Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders: Bayliss will be without compatriot James Pattinson, after the Aussie seamer was ruled out of the tournament due to an abdominal surgery. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is also unavailable but he is likely to join the franchise around 12 May, when Bangladesh end their Zimbabwe tour.

Probable Line-up: G Gambhir (c), J Kallis, M Tiwary, E Morgan, Y Pathan, LR Shukla, D Das (wk) R Bhatia, S Senanayake, S Narine, L Balaji

Mumbai Indians: John Wright has no new injury or unavailability concerns and has a full squad to choose from.

Probable Line-up: S Tendulkar, R Ponting (c), D Karthik (wk), R Sharma, K Pollard, A Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, M Johnson, P Ojha, L Malinga, J Bumrah