The Mumbai Indians are redeeming themselves as they slowly climb the ladder on the points table. However, they cannot afford to relax after their win against Punjab. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders are jumping up for joy after defeating the powerful CSK. Both the teams will hope to win to seal their place in the playoffs. Find below the predicted squad of MI vs KKR.
Overall: Matches – 21
Mumbai Indians – 16
Kolkata Knight Riders – 5
The first clash between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will be held at Wankhede Stadium.
|Matches won batting first||31|
|Matches won bowling first||30|
|Average 1st Inns scores||164|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||151|
|Highest total recorded||235/1 (20 Ov) by RCB vs MI|
|Lowest total recorded||67/10 (15.2 Ov) by KKR vs MI|
|Highest score chased||195/5 (14.4 Ov) by MI vs RR|
|Lowest score defended||135/6 (20 Ov) by DC vs MI|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Wankhede Stadium)
The wicket at Mumbai favors batsmen. Mumbai will hope to make up for the humiliating loss in their last match against SRH at Wankhede.
How do the teams stack up?
The Mumbai Indians are brimming with joy and confidence after defeating the mighty KXIP. Suryakumar Yadav continues to play brilliant shots while Evin Lewis falters. Ishan Kishan is yet to work on his consistency. Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya in the middle order sealed the victory while Krunal Pandya smashed the ball to boundaries and finished the game for Mumbai. Jasprit Bumrah’s performance with the ball is outstanding; and the entire bowling unit of MI is doing a decent job. The MI squad is likely to remain the same.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Kolkata Knight Riders will be elated with their performance against Chennai. Promoting Shubman Gill up the order has worked in their favor. Sunil Narine and Dinesh Karthik are also hunting for runs; but Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa should prove consistent. If Nitish Rana is tested fit and comes into the squad, it will boost the batting of KKR. The spinner-trio of Knight Riders – Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav, has been the champion bowlers. But D Karthik will also want his pacers to buckle down and do their job. Except for Nitish Rana coming in, the squad will remain the same.
MI vs KKR Probable Final Playing 11
MI : Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (capt), Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, JP Duminy, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Players to watch out for: Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah
KKR : Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav
Players to watch out for: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla