During IPL, almost every Sunday brings something new for the cricket fans. Today is the last day for the group matches, and after this IPL will head towards its finals. In a do or die encounter for Kolkata Knight Riders, they will face Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. They have faced each other for once and KKR defeated MI in a close encounter. If KKR won, they will directly qualify for playoffs, or Mumbai Indians will give a serious contention for the 2nd position to CSK and DC. We are covering MI vs KKR Dotball Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the T20 match.
Mumbai Indians (MI vs KKR Dotball Team Prediction)
Mumbai Indians will look to capture the 2nd position in the league table after the group stages come to an end. They have qualified for the playoff but they will look to earn an extra advantage by getting into the top 2 teams of the IPL.
MI had a tough last match, which went till super over but the blues had the last laugh in that match against SRH.
There is no void in Mumbai Indians except their middle order Even Lewis has not been up to the mark in the last couple of matches, so he might make a way for Yuvraj Singh or Ishan Kishan in this match. Yuvraj Singh will be eager to play the match as he has been on the bench for a long time in this year’s IPL.
MI has a great bowling line up under the likes of Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah, followed by Rahul Chahar, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya. All the bowlers are doing some great job with the ball for the team, which they need to continue against KKR to bring Mumbai Indians on 2nd position.
Kolkata Knight Riders (MI vs KKR Dotball Team Prediction)
KKR have a big match on the line in IPL 2019. After rising from a bump of consecutive defeats, they have made a strong comeback with a couple of consecutive wins. These wins have certainly bought them into the contention of playoffs, for which they were struggling before the last week of group matches had started.
Chris Lynn and Shubhmann Gill both look in red hot form with their bat whereas Robin Uthappa also showed some glimpse of coming back into the form which are some good signs for KKR. There are reports that some misunderstandings are going within the team players, but skipper Dinesh Karthik has given his best by keeping the team united in such bad situations.
Knight Riders have a big problem in their bowling line up H Gurney, who started well against KXIP in the last match, but in the last over he gave away 22 runs which might have gone against KKR. Piyush Chawla also went for more than 40 runs in just 4 over spell. KKR bowlers including Sunil Narine, H Gurney, and Sandeep Warrier have to bowl some good spells in this do or die match for KKR.
Kuldeep Yadav can get his match time back in place of Piyush Chawla, as the pitch of this venue is a bit on a slower side than Eden Gardens.
WHEN AND WHERE
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 56
5th May 2019, 8:00 PM IST
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Head to Head Matches
Total Matches Played: 24
Form Guide this season (Last 5 matches)
MI – W L W L W
KKR – L L L W W
Head to Head (last 5 encounters)
Last Match Stats
KKR (232-2, 20 overs) beat MI (198-7, 20 overs) by 34 runs, Kolkata.
Pitch Report (MI vs KKR Dotball Team Prediction)
This is a high scoring ground where spinners get a bit help from the wicket but batsmen usually have a great time batting on this ground with small boundaries. The team winning the toss will like to chase as the dew factor will also come into play during the second innings which makes it more difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball.
MI vs KKR Dotball Team News
- Yuvraj Singh or Ishan Kishan can get into the playing11 after Even Lewis failed to impress with the bat for MI.
- Kuldeep Yadav can replace Piyush Chawla, after going a bit expensive in the last match against KXIP.
- No other big changes are expected from both the teams.
- Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma will open the innings for Mumbai Indians.
Squads (MI vs KKR Dotball Team Prediction)
Mumbai Indians: 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, Alzarri Joseph and Jayant Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 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, Matt Kelly.
Probable Playing 11 (MI vs KKR Dotball Team Prediction)
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Evin Lewis/Ishan Kishan/Yuvraj Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran/Beuran Hendricks, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Kuldeep Yadav/Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney.
Fantasy picks and suggestions (MI vs KKR Dotball Team Prediction)
Wicket-keeper: Quinton De Kock is the obvious pick for this slot in this match as he has been an inform player in Mumbai Indians. In the last match, he scored a brilliant fifty in difficult situations for MI.
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, has been pretty consistent for MI and he is a player of big matches and he might blast with runs against KKR at his home ground. Other than him Shubhman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Suryakumar Yadav can play a crucial role for their respective teams with the bat.
All-rounders: This is the face-off between the 2 best allrounders of this season. Hardik Pandya and Andre Russell will play the role of a game changer in this crucial encounter for their teams.
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga will be the first choice bowler of the fantasy team and other than them Rahul Chahar alongside Kuldeep Yadav can play a critical role.
MI vs KKR Dotball Team Prediction
Quinton De Kock
Rohit Sharma ©
Chris Lynn (VC)
MI vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction
Quinton De Kock
Rohit Sharma ©
Robin Uthappa (VC)