KOL vs MI Today IPL Match Prediction :
Kolkata Knight Riders will face off defending champions Mumbai Indians in their first match of Indian Premier League 2020 in Abu Dhabi tonight. Kolkata Knight Riders who last won the title in 2014 have changed a lot over the years and their performance in the last season wasn’t good and this time they will be eyeing a successful campaign. On the other hand, defending champions Mumbai Indians who lost their opening match to Chennai Super Kings will look to get back to winning ways.
Here we are going to discuss strengths and weakness of Kolkata Knight Riders as well as of Mumbai Indians and will also make our KOL vs MI Today Match Prediction –
Kolkata Knight Riders have a very balanced squad for this season as they have a powerful batting line up of Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell and in the bowling they have world class pacers in Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson and local youngsters Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Prasidh Krishna and apart from that they also have two world class spinners in Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine and this duo of spin will be very crucial for their success. Overall they have a balanced team and this season they should do well.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians who looked rusty in the first match too have a good squad. In batting they have depth and presence of three all rounders make them more strong and in bowling they are missing Lasith Malinga especially in death overs but still have Jasprit Bumrah who will be a key bowler for death overs, Trent Boult with new ball and James Pattinson in middle overs and in spin department Rahul Chahar will lead.
Kolkata Knight Riders don’t have major weakness but their top three of Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana don’t have enough experience and if some quick wickets fall then they can be in some trouble so they need to make their batting plans according to match situation and too much reliability on Andre Russell might affect his performance.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians too don’t have a major weakness but in the first match against Chennai Super Kings they looked very rusty as their fielding, catching and bowling weren’t up to the standard. Middle and lower order batsmen need to bat according to situations and also need to manage pacers very well as Trent Boult is more useful in start than in death overs and Jasprit Bumrah is more suited for middle and death overs.
Here we are going to discuss both Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians’ playing combination and probable playing Xis who will be useful for making Kolkata vs Mumbai Dream11 Team
Kolkata Knight Riders will most likely go with five batsmen, one batting and one bowling all rounder and four bowlers while Mumbai Indians might continue with the same playing 11 who played in the first match.
Predicted Playing Xis :
Kolkata Knight Riders :
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Rahul Triptahi, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna
Mumbai Indians :
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwari, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
KOL vs MI Today IPLMatch Prediction :
Here we are going to discuss about a few players from both sides who can be very good picks for KOL vs MI Dream 11 Prediction teams
Rohit Sharma – In the first match Rohit Sharma scored only 12 runs but against Kolkata Knight Riders he has good record in IPL as he has smashed 824 runs at 45.8 in 25 innings with 1 hundred and 5 fifties and Kolkata’s bowling attack will suit him.
Andre Russell – Arguably the best T20 player at present and back bone of Kolkata Knight Riders team. Last season he was their leading run scorer as well as wicket taker and is coming here after having a good CPL with bat and he is expected to show his magic with bat as well as ball.
Hardik Pandya – He scored only 14 runs in the first match and didn’t bowl but he should bowl in this match and last year he played a splendid knock of 91 runs against the Knight Riders and that innings will inspire him to do well in this match as well.
Sunil Narine – He is one of the best spinners of this format. He also opens the innings and often score some quick 20 or 30s and in the bowling he rarely has bad days so for fantasy teams he is a must pick.