Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Prediction, head to head, Probable Playing XI, match preview
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) starts this year’s campaign with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi played brilliantly in the first match. Shubman Gill fell cheaply in the first match. He surely wants to make a comeback in this match against Mumbai Indians.
KKR’s captain Eoin Morgan form may be a cause of some concern to KKR camp but knowing his caliber he can return to form in any matches maybe today.
Andre Russell is not hitting properly from the last season and in the first match he went out too cheaply. KKR included Shakib Al Hasan in playing XI ahead of magician Sunil Narine.
KKR bowling unit clicked in tandem in the first match against SRH. Prasidh Krishan strikes in the powerplay and almost all the bowlers bowled good.
Mumbai Indians started their campaign with a loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL2021 opener. Though Mumbai Indians has a habit to lose in the first match since 2013, they bounced back in every season of the IPL.
On a sluggish pitch, they scored a decent 158 runs on the board in the first match and their bowling unit almost defended that total.
Chris Lynn scored some runs on his debut and will be eager to go more against his ex-franchise. Quinton De Cock completed his quarantine period and ready to go against KKR. It will be interesting to see which player MI going to drop.
Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav played a brief inning but these two can do wonders on their’s day. Kieron Pollard has a successful outing with Sri Lanka recently where he hits 6 sixes in an over.IPL
Trent Boult doing best what he is known for, by taking wickets in the powerplay. Jasprit Bumrah too bowled decently after a break and debutant Jason Marco bowled a good line and length and earned praise from the great Dale Steyn.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Pitch and Conditions:
MA Chidambaram pitch assisting spinners for the past few years. We have seen some low-scoring games in the past. In the first match, MI could only score 158 runs. As the match progresses scoring runs become difficult on this track.
The average first inning score here on is 145-165. The temperature is expected to be around 32 degrees Celcius.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Playing XI
KKR Probable Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib al Hasan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
MI Probable Playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Marco Jansen, Jasprit Bumrah.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Top Performers
Shubman Gill (KKR)
Gill finished as the highest run-getter for his team last season. Shubman Gill scored 440 runs from 14 matches at an average of 33.84. Kolkata Knight Riders definitely want its superstar batsman to score some runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shubman Gill score a quick half-century in a practice match a couple of days ago. He is striking the ball well reckons KKR’s skipper Eoin Morgan.
Surya Kumar Yadav (MI)
Suryakumar Yadav has been exceptional for Mumbai Indians over the years. Suryakumar Yadav amassed a total of 480 runs in the IPL2020. He also scored 512 and 424 runs for the Mumbai Indians of the season of IPL 2018 and 2019 respectively. In the previous month, Surya Kumar Yadav makes his debut in the T20I for team India. He scored 57 runs in the very first match of his international career and adjudged Man of the Match. Surya Kumar Yadav is the backbone of Mumbai Indians for the past three years and this year would be the same. He is eager and ready to go. He performed well against RCB in the last outing of the IPL2020.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders head to head
These two teams have met on 27 different occasions. Mumbai Indians dominating KKR in such a great way that in the last 11 games only once KKR sails through the home.
KKR have won just 6 games whereas MI have won 21 games in the history of the IPL.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live streaming and Broadcast details:
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Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Prediction:
Kolkata Knight Riders will win IPL2021 Match 5.