Hello and Welcome to our preview for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians match. We are covering KKR vs MI Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the T20 match. The match is to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
After winning four of first five encounters, Kolkata Knight Riders have lost their momentum with six consecutive defeats. They lost their last match to Rajasthan Royals by 3 wickets. Batting first, Skipper Dinesh Karthik single-handedly lead his team to a total of 175 runs with a brilliant 97* run knock. Defending the target, Their spin attack was at their best taking five wickets among them including a three-wicket haul of Piyush Chawla but their pace attack failed once again resulting in another loss for KKR. Kolkata Knight Riders will have to win all remaining matches to stay alive in the race for playoffs and will be determined to bounce back and get much-needed victory defeating Mumbai at E’Den.
Mumbai Indians are having a good run in IPL’19 and are second on the points table with seven wins in eleven matches. They won their last match against CSK comprehensively by 46 runs. Batting first, Rohit Sharma played a brilliant knock of 67 runs and was supported by Evin Lewis and Hardik Pandya to give a target of 156. With the ball, Lasith Malinga along with Krunal and Bumrah demolished CSK line-up with Malinga taking a four-wicket haul to ensure another win for his team. Mumbai Indians will hope to continue the momentum and find a slot in the top two teams.
A good match can be expected between both teams.
KKR vs MI, 47th T20, Indian Premier League, 2019.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
28th April, 08:00 PM
Average 1st innings score: 143
Average 2nd innings score: 126
Pitch will be highly batting friendly. Pacers and spinners will find equal support. Dew will also play its role.
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won bowling first: 8
Matches played: 23
Mumbai Indians: 18
Kolkata Knight Riders: 05
Matches played in Kolkata: 09
Dinesh Karthik (C), Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Prithvi Raj, Sandeep Warrier, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik.
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Dar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff, Anukul Roy, Anmolpreet Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kuldeep Yadav is likely to return in the playing XI replacing Yaara Prithviraj.
Prasidh Krishna has been very expensive in IPL’19 and Sandeep Warrier can get a chance in his place while Carlos Brathwaite can be replaced by yorker specialist M Kelly in the playing XI.
Anyone among Robin Uthappa and Shubman Gill can play. Chances of Gill are more.
Sunil Narine and C Lynn will open the innings. S Gill, Nitish Rana, D Karthik, Russell and Rinku will follow them.
Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will play the role of an all-rounder. Piyush Chawla can also contribute with the bat.
Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine will be the key spinners while Prasidh Krishna/Warrier will lead the pace attack along with Andre Russell and Brathwaite/Kelly. Nitish Rana can also bowl few overs of spin.
Alzarri Joseph is injured and ruled out of IPL’19. His replacement Beuran Hendricks has joined the squad but is unlikely to feature tomorrow.
Team can add another pacer Jason Behrendorff or Mitch McClenaghan at the expense of Evin Lewis. In such case, Ishan Kishan or Yuvraj will replace Anukul Roy.
Rohit Sharma will open the innings along with Quinton De Kock. Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard and H Pandya will follow them.
Pandya Brothers will play the role of an allrounder.
Jasprit Bumrah will lead the pace attack along with Malinga and Hardik Pandya while Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar will be the key spinners.
MI won the toss and opted to field
KKR: 3 changes, Sandeep Warrier, Robbie Uthappa and Harry Gurney comes in for Y Prithviraj, Carlos Brathwaite and Prasidh Krishna.
MI: Only one change, Barinder Sran in for Anukul Roy.
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, S Gill, Uthappa, Nitish Rana, D Karthik (C&WK), A Russell, Rinku Singh, Harry Gurney, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier.
They can shuffle their batting order.
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton De Kock, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Barinder Sran, Rahul Chahar, L Malinga, J Bumrah.
They can shuffle their batting order.
Dinesh Karthik (wk)/Quinton De Kock
K Pollard/S Yadav
A Russell/Krunal Pandya
S Narine ( C )
Hardik Pandya ( VC )
C and Vc Choices: A Russell, S Narine, Rohit Sharma, Q De Kock, Hardik Pandya.
Q De Kock
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