Live on Set Max from 8.00 pm
: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: If one may recall, this ground hosted the first ever T20 on Indian soil - an Afro-Asia Cup match played between the two women teams. And now, beginning Friday, it will transform itself into a hippodrome for the much awaited IPL opener.
: The skies will be partly cloudy and it will be interesting to see whether the showers take place. Friday will see a high of 36 degrees but certainly nights will be cooler. Whether the lowest predicted (23 degrees) will be during the course of the game or not remains to be seen. Odds: Kolkata 3/4; Bangalore 6/5
: 2000 hours (8 pm)