New Delhi, March 24 -- In a high-octane affair at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat Titans will take on Mumbai Indians in the opening match of IPL 2024. The two teams last met in the qualifiers last season where Gujarat Titans handed a thumping defeat to the five-time IPL champions.

Hardik Pandya, who captained Gujarat Titans last season, has now taken over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians. Pandya, who will be playing competitive cricket for the first time after suffering an ankle injury in last year's 50-over World Cup, will have a lot to prove this IPL season as he aims to cement his place in India's squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup in June.

Mumbai Indians also have to contend with a number of injuries, with pacers Jason ...