Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns once again within a week’s gap at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. After two consecutive wins, Mumbai Indians seem to have regained the lost momentum and are a strong contender for the top 4 positions.
Mumbai Indians won their last game against KKR by 13 runs and would be looking to repeat the same when they face the hosts at Eden Gardens tomorrow. MI is currently placed 5th in the points table with 4 wins in 10 matches while KKR is placed 4th with 5 wins and 5 losses in 10 games.
MI would be looking to turn the table and improve their odds to feature in the playoffs. So, let’s have a look at the star performers of tomorrow’s clash.
For MI, the key batters will be Evin Lewis, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. Hardik Pandya was the man of the match in the last encounter for his overall performance. Pandya took 2 wickets with an economy of 4.75 and scored 35* off 20 balls against KKR. Surya Kumar Yadav is the top scorer for MI. He has scored 399 runs so far in 10 innings.
In bowling, M McClenaghan, J Bumrah, and M Markande will be the key bowlers for MI. M Markande and Hardik Pandya are amongst the leading wicket-takers in the tournament.
For KKR, the key batters will be Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana and skipper Dinesh Karthik. R Uthappa scored a fifty in the last game. Sunil Narine and Andre Russell will be crucial for their all-round performance.
In bowling, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell will be crucial. In the last game, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell shared 2 wickets each.
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