The 2013 Champions League T20 (CL T20) kickstarts with Rajasthan Royals hosting Mumbai Indians in the opener. The game between the two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Where to Watch Live
Play starts at 3:30pm BST. Live coverage will be available on British Eurosport 2. Follow the match live, via text updates, on ESPN Cricinfo.
The 2013 CL T20 will be the Royals skipper Rahul Dravid and Mumbai Indians star Sachin Tendulkar's final T20 series of their career. The hosts have seen improvement in their performance in the IPL, with the former Royal Challengers man leading their batting division, laying the foundation at the top with Ajinkya Rahane.
Rajasthan have also been consistent with the ball as well with James Faulkner leading their bowling attack. He was the second highest wicket taker in the 2013 edition of the IPL with 28 wickets. The pacerman will be supported by Kevon Cooper and Shane Watson, with the latter playing the role of the all-rounder in the team.
Mumbai won their first ever IPL trophy after defeating three time champions Chennai Super Kings in the finals earlier in May. The visitors were under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, who will guide them in the CL T20 as they look for their second CL T20 silverware.
Mumbai won the Champions League earlier in 2011 after registering a win over the Challengers in a low-scoring match. Harbhajan Singh will be leading the defending IPL champions' spin attack while Kieron Pollard will be the key player for his side with both bat and ball.
The Royals and the Mumbai side are pitted in Group A along with Otago Volts, Highveld Lions and Perth Scorchers.
Probable Lineup: Rahul Dravid (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson (wk), Brad Hodge, Dishant Yagnik, Vikramjeet Malik, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Siddharth Trivedi
Probable Lineup: Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Ambati Rayude, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Harbhajan Singh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Pragyan Ojha
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