Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians - MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction & Pitch Report
IPL 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Match Details
- Date – Wednesday, 23 September 2020
- Time – 7:30 PM IST
- Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR V MI Match Preview
Defending champions Mumbai Indians started their tournament in a very similar way they have done in the past few seasons - losing the first game. In their next game, Mumbai will be up against Kolkata Knight Riders who will be playing their first game of the season.
While KKR has plenty of batting options to choose from, the same cannot be said about their bowling. Skipper Dinesh Karthik will have to bank on the young and inexperienced bowlers. Pat Cummins will have a responsibility to lead the KKR bowling attack.
Mumbai Indians bowling line up looked a bit rusty in their first game. Rohit Sharma would want his bowlers, especially Jasprit Bumrah, to come back with more intensity in this game. Hardik Pandya was not asked to bowl in the previous game which is a concern for the management since Rohit Sharma was clearly out of bowling resources against CSK.
There is a lot to ponder upon for the Mumbai Indians team however having already played a match may give them a slight psychological advantage over a young KKR team playing their first match of the season.
Kolkata Knight Riders - All the members of the squad have arrived and have started training together. There are no injury concerns as of now.
Mumbai Indians – In the match against Chennai Super Kings, Hardik Pandya was not used as a bowler due to some fitness issues. It would be interesting to see how team management is going to use Hardik in the upcoming matches.
The temperature in Abu Dhabi will be around 35 degrees Celsius. The dew factor can come into play in the latter of the match.
The pitch is more in favour of batsmen than bowlers. The team winning the toss may want to bowl first. Dew factor will come into play in second innings.
Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders - Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(C&WK), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/ Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary/Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter Nile/ James Pattinson
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Fantasy XI
Wicket-Keepers - Quinton de Kock, Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen - Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan (Vice-Captain)
All-Rounders - Hardik Pandya, Sunil Narine(Captain), Andre Russell
Bowlers - Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav