| On Apr 13, 2021 4:30 PM IST

KKR vs MI Dream11 IPL 2021 Match 5 GRAND LEAGUE Today Match Prediction 13 April [STAT BASED FANTASY CRICKET TEAMS]


KKR vs MI IPL 2021: It is time for one of the most sensational IPL rivalries of all-time as the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to face the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the fifth match of the season at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 13th April. Mumbai Indians have had the wood over Kolkata Knight Riders in the head-to-head battle as they have won 21 games out of the 27 matches played between the two teams. Mumbai lost their first match in IPL 2021 to Bangalore while KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs in their previous outing. It is expected to be yet another crackerjack tussle between two quality teams aiming to do well in this opening phase of the tournament.

KKR vs MI Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture Name: VIVO IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

Competition: IPL 2021

Date: 13 April

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Ground: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Brief score of the last result at the venue: Kolkata Knight Riders 187/6 beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 177/5 by 10 runs in the 3rd match of IPL 2021.

Pitch Report: As seen so far in this tournament, the conditions at Chepauk will once again be dry and slow assisting the spinners and the fast bowlers relying on their slower deliveries. However, the team winning the toss should look to bowl first.

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KKR vs MI Playing 11

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp.

Expected Team Changes

  • They are expected to retain the winning combination.
  • Eoin Morgan will captain the side.
  • Dinesh Karthik will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana will be the openers.
  • Rahul Tripathi, Shakib Al Hasan, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell will form part of the middle-order.
  • Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna and Harbhajan Singh will be their crucial bowlers.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)
Shubman Gill
Nitish Rana
Rahul Tripathi
Shakib Al Hasan
Eoin Morgan
Andre Russell
Dinesh Karthik
Pat Cummins
Harbhajan Singh
Varun Chakravarthy
Prasidh Krishna

MI Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Mumbai Indians camp.

Expected Team Changes

  • Quinton de Kock is likely to replace Chris Lynn.
  • Piyush Chawla might also come in for Rahul Chahar as he was quite expensive in the first game.
  • Rohit Sharma will captain the side.
  • Quinton de Kock will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock will be the openers.
  • Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya will bat in the middle-order.
  • Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Marco Jansen and Rahul Chawla will be the crucial bowlers.

MI Playing (likely)
Rohit Sharma
Quinton de Kock
Suryakumar Yadav
Ishan Kishan
Kieron Pollard
Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
Marco Jansen
Piyush Chawla
Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah

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Who will win today IPL match

The Kolkata Knight Riders will want the in-form duo of Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi to once again contribute well at the top with the likes of Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik adding firepower in the batting department. Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib and Harbhajan Singh will be their key bowlers. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians will be hoping that Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar, Ishan Kishan, Hardik and Kieron Pollard deliver with the bat while Bumrah, Boult, Chawla and Jansen will be their main bowlers. Mumbai Indians will be the favourites as they have had the wood over their opponents over the years in the IPL. In our Dream 11 Today Match Prediction we back Mumbai Indians to win this match.

Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Nitish Rana: Kolkata Knight Riders’ opener Nitish Rana smashed a wonderful match-winning knock of 80 runs off 56 balls which included 9 fours and 4 sixes. He was involved in two half-century partnerships in the first match against SRH.

Rohit Sharma: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has a terrific record against KKR in the IPL history. Rohit has smashed the most number of runs against an opponent in IPL and that is a total of 939 runs against KKR and he is also the highest run-getter in MI vs KKR matches having notched up a fabulous tally of 823 runs.

Differential Picks:

Suryakumar Yadav: Although, Mumbai Indians’ Suryakumar Yadav just scored 31 runs in the first match against RCB, but he has a brilliant track record against KKR in the IPL. In 6 matches, Suryakumar has scored 224 runs at an impressive average of 44.8 and a strike-rate of 149.3.

Rahul Tripathi: While batting at No.3 for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Rahul Tripathi played a quick-fire innings of 53 runs off 29 deliveries that consisted of 5 fours and 2 sixes in the previous match against SRH. He was also involved in a remarkable 93-run partnership with Nitish Rana in that game.

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KKR vs MI Dream11 Prediction

Team 1

WICKET-KEEPERS: Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock
BATSMEN: Nitish Rana (VC), Rahul Tripathi, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shakib Al Hasan, Hardik Pandya
BOWLERS: Prasidh Krishna, Jasprit Bumrah, Marco Jansen

Team 2

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana (C)
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard
BOWLERS: Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Team 3

WICKET-KEEPERS: Quinton de Kock (C), Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Eoin Morgan, Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shakib Al Hasan (VC), Hardik Pandya
BOWLERS: Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Marco Jansen

Team 4

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell (C), Hardik Pandya
BOWLERS: Trent Boult, Pat Cummins, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna

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