As the carnival of the regular campaign of the Indian Premier League comes, Mumbai Indians host Kolkata Knight Riders in the final game of the 12th season on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians are in the second spot in the league table and are looking to make their mark in this IPL. They are one of the favourites to win it all and have to focus on being victorious here as well. The team has got everything they need to become champions for the fourth time, and it will be interesting to see how well they are going to fare under this amount of pressure. The franchise has some of the best players in the IPL, and that has been the reason why if someone fails, there are others to pick things up.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are on a two-game winning streak and finally looking like the side they were at the start of the season. The team has been incredible form lately, with their batsman scoring runs for fun. A win in this last game of the season will help them seal their case as to be the final team to qualify for the playoffs, and the management will be looking for the players to give it their all in hopes of making this miracle become a reality.
Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Date & Time – 5th May | 8:00 PM IST
MI vs KKR Dotball Team News
This pitch is one of the better tracks in terms of batting and favours the team batting second as dew factors comes in due to the vicinity of the sea.
The Squads –
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), 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 –Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Kolkata Knight Riders –Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier
Key Players –
Mumbai Indians – Quinton de Kock | Hardik Pandya | Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubman Gill | Andre Russell | Sunil Narine
MI vs KKR Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: Q de Kock (MI)
Batsman: K Pollard (MI), C Lynn (KKR), S Gill (KKR)
All Rounders: H Pandya (MI), S Narine (KKR), A Russell (KKR)
Bowlers: L Malinga (MI), J Bumrah (MI), S Warrier (KKR), K Yadav (KKR)
Captain: Q de Kock (MI)
V-Captain: A Russell (KKR)