Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders – MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction & Pitch Report
In the previous encounter between the two teams this season, Mumbai Indians(MI) turned out to be the better side. In their second face-off, the tables might turn as Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) look for the perfect revenge.
Today Match In IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians VS Kolkata Knight Riders: Match Details
Date – Friday, 16 October 2020
Time – 7:30 PM IST
- Venue – Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
MI Vs KKR Match Preview:
Mumbai Indians' batting line up has been on a roll so far this season. All their batsmen have contributed in one match or another. In tricky conditions like Abu Dhabi, experienced batsman like Rohit Sharma becomes a key player in the batting line up. Suryakumar Yadav is a pillar in the MI's middle order.
Krunal Pandya has often changed the game with his all-around efforts, it was once again evident from his spell in the match against DC where he picked up two crucial wickets. James Pattinson has been expensive during his spells and might make way for Nathan Coulter-Nile in this match.
Kolkata Knight Riders were completely outplayed in their last match against RCB. Their batting line up still doesn't have a settled order. Rahul Tripathi is in great form but the management needs to specify a role for him. Tom Banton made his debut for KKR in the last match but couldn't contribute much to the team. He might be given another chance until Sunil Narine isn't brought back into the playing XI. Andre Russell has had a quiet tournament with the bat so far, he will be a key player for the team's chances to get into the playoffs.
Varun Chakaravarthy has been a key bowler in the line up in the last few matches. He has given breakthroughs and bowled economical spells. Shivam Mavi might come back into the playing XI in place of Kamlesh Nagarkoti in this game.
Mumbai Indians will be looking to continue their perfect run in IPL 2020 while Kolkata Knight Riders would look to get a settled line up as the second half of the league begins for them. The game might go down to the wire.
Head to Head: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Total – 26
Mumbai Indians – 20
- Kolkata Knight Riders – 6
Mumbai Indians - There are no injury concerns in the team as of now.
Kolkata Knight Riders - The management decided to rest Sunil Narine following their statement regarding suspect bowling action warning. It will be interesting to see when they will bring him back onto the field.
The temperature in Abu Dhabi during the evening will be around 34 degrees Celcius.
The pitch, in the last match, played here between MI & DC, got better as the game progressed. The ball was coming slowly in the first innings. 170 is a good total here to defend.
Probable Playing XI:
Mumbai Indians - Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/ Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders - Tom Banton, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/ Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Mumbai Indians VS Kolkata Knight Riders Fantasy XI:
Wicket-keepers - Dinesh Karthik, Quinton de Kock(Vice-Captain)
Batsmen - Rohit Sharma(Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan
All-rounders - Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers - Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Varun Chakaravarthy