The opening match of the season 2 of the Indian premier league will be commenced on at 16:00 IST, 12:30 South African Local time and 10:30 GMT at Newlands in
The year IPL 2009 second (2) season will be started between the match IPL Mumbai (MI) vs IPL Chennai (CSK) but in the first season it was between Bangalore Royal Challengers (BRC) and Kolkata Knights Riders (KKR). Mumbai Indians is the most costly cricket club that was licensed by Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries) and it is the highest paid team of IPL and bought for $ 111.9 m. CSK is the number fourth highest paid team, bought by India Cements (N Srinivasan) for $ 91.0 m.
CSK will be leaded by the Indian cricket team’s captain MS Dhoni. The Dhoni’s boys performed well in the last year and reached to the Final.
The opposition Mumbai Indians will dominate in the fields under Little Master Sachin Tendulkar. There is noting introduce newly about him but he could not perform well in Twenty20 international tournament, even in the last year of Indian Premier League.
Indian Premier League season 2 inaugural match
Teams: Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians
Date and time: On Apr 18, 2009, at 4:00 Indian time, 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT)
Live telecast: Set Max
Online live: Cricinfo, FoxSports,
Video streaming and highlight: Willow TV, Directv
In the double robin round matches Mumbai Indians, it secured 7 wins out of 14 matches’ as a result they could not qualified for knock out rounds (semi final). In spite of spending huge money the team could not show good performances in season 1. By winning 8 matches in the qualified round, Chennai Super Kings come up in the semi final and in semi final beat Kings XI Punjab but in final they beat to Rajasthan Royals.
Ami to strong the teams movement in season 2 of IPL, Mumbai Indians bought three players who are JP Duminy, Kyle Mills and Mohammad Ashraful but West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has re-signed with the Mumbai Indians. Similarly, Chennai Super Kings also added three new faces; they are Andrew Flintoff, Thilan Thushara and George Bailey. Important thing is that Andrew Flintoff has broken all the record of auction ever and he has been paid $1.55 millions. Michael Hussey has been withheld for this year.