Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 32
Date & Time: 16 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Historically KKR has a very poor record against MI. But after suffering an unimaginably big loss against RCB in the last match, they will be eager to bounce back, much more than ever. As it turns out, things won’t be as simple as it might seem for the men in Purple. At the opposition, they have a team that is well placed at the top of the points table. All eyes will be on the Sheik Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi as we head towards a cracking encounter.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Bet365: MI-1.61, KKR-2.30
Betway: MI-1.61, KKR-2.30
Mumbai Indians to win the match
On paper, MI has a better-balanced squad than KKR, and they are in a better form than KKR hence they are expected to outshine KKR, as per today match prediction.
If you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on MI.
Head to Head (overall)
Head to Head (in UAE)
KKR has a terrible head to head record against Mumbai, and hence DK and co. will be hoping to break the jinx come this Friday. MI and KKR will face off against each other in a venue that they made their home away from home in the last two months. Both these teams were stationed in Abu Dhabi and hence have a proper understanding of the conditions, and that itself makes it up for an exciting encounter in place.
KKR may look to bring in Narine back after keeping him out of the action after he was reported for a suspected bowling action. Or if he is still to be kept out, then Chris Green may find pace in the eleven ahead of young Tom Banton as the fourth overseas player, owing to his all-round capabilities. They may also bring in Shivam Mavi in place of Kamlesh Nagarkoti to strengthen the bowling a bit.
Mi on the other hand is expected to be unchanged owing to their current form.
KKR Playing 11- Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine/ Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/ Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthi
MI Playing11- Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
Expert free tip for fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips
Abu Dhabi is the lowest scoring ground among all three grounds used in IPL 2020. Considering the stats of the previous matches, it is better to bat first on this pitch. The pitch has traditionally helped both seamers and spinners equally. Anything above 180 should be easy to defend.
If Kolkata Knight Riders bats first: 170-180
If Mumbai Indians bats first: 170-180
Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.
MI- Surya Kumar Yadav
Surya Kumar Yadav is in fine form with the bat. With the openers being inconsistent, he is expected to lead the charge in the batting department.
KKR- Shubman Gill
Gill is a classical stroke maker who has all the shots in his book. Expect him to continue his good run and score big in Abu Dhabi.
Other Prominent options: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan
MI- Jasprit Bumrah
Boom Boom Bumrah is back to his absolute best. Expect him to continue the same.
KKR- Varun Chakravarthi
This is quite an unusual pick, but this man had been doing full justice to the job at his hand. But with Narine doubtful, he should be the man in charge to restrict the flow of runs in the middle over and to take crucial wickets at regular intervals, he should be your wild-card choice for fantasy tournaments.
Other Prominent options: Pat Cummins, Trent Boult, James Pattinson
MI- Rohit Sharma
KKR- Eoin Morgan
Player of the Match
If you have to beat KKR, then you have to dismantle their power-packed batting order cheaply, and the man capable of doing it is Jasprit Bumrah. He is our prediction for the ‘Player of the Match' category.
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