MI vs KOL Prediction: Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad went head to head last night. Electing to bat first, the Sunrisers batsmen failed to get going and managed a paltry 134 in 20 overs. Kagiso Rabada picked three wickets while Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje picked two each. In reply, Delhi’s Indian contingent clicked and eased past the total with two overs to spare.
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders now face off in Match 34. MI are tied in 4th place but just ahead on run rate. KKR moved up a spot after their win over RCB. MI have a great record versus KKR and will be confident of sealing a win.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 34, Indian Premier League
23 September 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
MI vs KOL Head to Head: Mumbai Indians have dominated this fixture with 22 wins in 28 encounters.
MI – 60%
KKR – 40%
The two teams have begun the UAE leg of the IPL on contrasting notes. However, judging by the history between the two teams, it is hard to predict a win for the Knight Riders. The betting sites also seem to favour the Mumbai side.
Bet365: MI: 1.66; KOL: 2.20
Quinton De Kock has been in fine nick against the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka. KKR are the most dangerous in middle overs and QDK can make quick runs in the powerplay. The South African wicket-keeper has 172 runs in seven games.
Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy can be amongst the wickets. He triggered RCB’s batting collapse last time. As MI boasts of several big hitters in the middle, Chakravarthy can use that to his advantage and deceive them with his guile. He has 10 wickets in 8 games.
Trent Boult can shine in this game. He loves bowling with the new ball and can also pick wickets at the death. He could be a good addition to your Dream11 teams.
MI Playing XI
Quinton de Kock(wk), Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
KOL Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik(wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a batting-friendly venue, and batsmen are anticipated to benefit once again. Pacers may have an advantage in the second half of the match, while wrist spinners may be useful in the middle overs. RCB’s sub-par total in the previous game was a mere blip.
If DC bats first: 160-170
If SRH bats first: 150-160
Like Dubai, the skies are going to be clear but the humidity levels are going to be a notch lower in the forties. Winds will be light and temperatures during the match will be around 33 degrees Celsius. Because of the light winds, it will feel like 35 to 36 deg Centigrade.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Q de Kock, I Kishan
BATSMEN: S Yadav, N Rana, S Gill
ALL-ROUNDERS: A Russell
BOWLERS: T Boult, J Bumrah, L Ferguson, R Chahar, V Chakravarthy
Captain choices: Q de Kock, V Chakravarthy
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