Tournament favourites Mumbai Indians host neighbours Pune Warriors at the Wankhede Stadium in the first of two Indian Premier League (IPL) games on Saturday, with both sides looking for victory in the Maharashtra derby.


Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 11.30am 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 the highlights of the match here.


Mumbai beat Delhi Daredevils by 44 runs in their last game, after posting a massive total of 209 thanks to some big-hitting from Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma. The side are currently third in the IPL table, with two wins out of three.

The Warriors, on the other hand, will be confident heading into this fixture, after ending their 11-match losing streak in IPL on Thursday. They beat high-flying Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets, with openers Robin Uthappa and Aaron Finch impressing.

The same fixture last season saw Pune winning by 28 runs.

Form Guide

Mumbai Indians (most recent first): W W L

Pune Warriors (most recent first): W L L


Team News

Mumbai Indians: John Wright has no fresh injury concerns and is likely to field the same side that beat the Daredevils, with the exception of Munaf Patel coming in for youngster Rishi Dhawan.

Probable Line-up: Ricky Ponting (c), Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Lasith Malinga

Pune Warriors: Franchise captain Michael Clarke was earlier ruled out for the tournament due to recurring lower back and hamstring injuries. Coach Allan Donald will also be without West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal and South African pacer Wayne Parnell for this game.

Probable Line-up: Robin Uthappa (wk), Aaron Finch, Ross Taylor, Yuvraj Singh, Angelo Mathews (c), Tirumalasetti Suman, Abhishek Nayar, Mitchell Marsh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Ashok Dinda