Mumbai Indians

IPL champions Mumbai Indians take on New Zealand's Otago Volts at Ahmedabad in a Group A fixture of the 2013 Champions League T20 on Monday.

Where to Watch Live

Play starts at 3:30pm BST, with British Eurosport providing live coverage in the UK.


Mumbai lost their tournament opener against fellow IPL side Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets on Saturday. The Indians could only post a sub-par total of 142 from their 20 overs, with only captain Rohit Sharma (44) and all-rounder Kieron Pollard (42) finding some form with the bat, after the top order caved in. Though the bowling was relatively decent, it was not enough to prevent the Royals from chasing down the low total. Mumbai need to raise their game and get a result today, if they hope to progress further in this competition.

Otago, on the other hand, are on a roll. They beat all three of their opponents in the qualifiers, including a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad side in the last game. The Volts have now won 13 matches in a row and will be keen on extending that streak as they kick-off the group-stage games. Captain Brendon McCullum is their talisman and is in great from, with scores of 83 not out against Faisalabad Wolves and 67 not out against Sunrisers in the qualifiers. The bowlers have also impressed so far, with Ian Butler leading the pace attack well in the first two matches.

The spotlight will once again be on Sachin Tendulkar, as this is the last limited-over tournament of his illustrious career.

What Players Say

Kieron Pollard: "Cricket is all in the mind; at the end of it we got the opportunity to come out. Yes, it is a short tournament and yes, we are on the back foot but that is how it is. Someone has to win and someone has to lose. It would have been nice to be on the winning side but that is how it goes. Hopefully, we can give a better showing and put more runs on the board and come out and defend it."

Ryan Ten Doeschate: "We won three domestic games in a row in the qualifier to get here and won three qualifying games [in the CLT20] as well. The four teams in our pool are tough, but we don't feel like underdogs. We feel we are good enough to match these teams; whether that means winning or not is a different story."


Mumbai Indians (From): Rohit Sharma (c), Sachin Tendulkar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rishi Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pragyan Ojha, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Smith

Otago Volts (From): Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Brendon McCullum (c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Derek de Boorder (wk), Michael Bracewell, Neil Wagner, Nick Beard, Sam Wells