In a game played in the 12th season of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders host Mumbai Indians in regulation time on Sunday.
Kolkata Knight Riders are in the 6th spot in the league table and in fact, are also on a six-game losing streak. The team is in terrible form, and it is shocking to see how things have turned around for a franchise who was a genuine favourite to win it all at the start of the campaign. The side really needs to get their grip on things or else their free fall will see them lose yet another tie, and end up being the last placed side for this season in the IPL.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are flying high and it seems that their team is once again operating at their highest. The franchise is coming off a great win over their bitter rivals and defending champions in Chennai Super Kings, and it will be interesting to see if they are going to be able to usurp them for the top spot before the playoffs. There are only three games left in the season, and that objective isn’t going to happen if the team even losses one of these fixtures from this point forth.
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
Date & Time – 28th April | 8:00 PM IST
KKR vs MI Dotball Team News
This pitch is on the slow side and has favoured spinners as well the team batting second as the due factor comes in due to the vicinity near the sea.
The Squads –
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Harry Gurnley, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna
Mumbai Indians –
Pankaj Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam
Kolkata Knight Riders –Dinesh Karthik (c), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Yarra Prithviraj, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite
Mumbai Indians –Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Evin Lewis
Key Players –
Kolkata Knight Riders – Dinesh Karthik | Andre Russell | Sunil Narine
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma | Jasprit Bumrah | Hardik Pandya
KKR vs MI Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: Q de Kock (MI, 9.5 Cr)
Batsman: R Sharma (MI, 9.5 Cr), K Pollard (MI 8.5 Cr), C Lynn (KKR, 9 Cr)
Bowlers: J Bumrah (MI, 9 Cr), K Yadav (KKR, 8.5 Cr), P Chawla (KKR, 8.5 Cr), L Malinga (MI, 8.5 Cr)
All Rounders: A Russell (KKR, 10.5 Cr), H Pandya (MI, 9.5 Cr), K Pandya (MI, 8.5 Cr)
Captain: R Sharma (MI)
V-Captain: A Russell (KKR)