MI vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: In today’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match, the Mumbai Indians (MI) will be taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 23 September at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This will be the second match between these two teams in the IPL 2021 season wherein the Mumbai Indians registered an impressive 10-run win.
Both the teams are coming into this after witnessing contrasting fortunes in the last matches of this tournament. The Mumbai Indians lost their previous game against Chennai Super Kings by 20 runs in the IPL 2021 Phase 2 opener. The defending champions are currently placed fourth on the points tally. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a comprehensive 9-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous outing and occupies the sixth spot on the table.
MI have always dominated the proceeding in the head-to-head rivalry against KKR as the defending champions have won a total of 22 matches out of the 28 meetings so far between these two teams in the history of the IPL. KKR have managed to win just 6 matches against MI and the two-time IPL champions will be looking to improve their record in this game.
Fixture Name: IPL Match 34, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 23 September
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
MI (recent last): L W W L L
KKR (recent last): W L W L L
Ground: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous game, there was some help for the pace bowlers on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium wicket. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batsmen but things are expected to improve for the batters to a great extent in this game. However, bowling first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface.
Toss Update: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first.
The conditions at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium will be better for batting in this match and thus, it will be a good move to pack your fantasy teams with more number of the batsmen from either of the teams. The likes of Varun Chakravarthy, Trent Boult, Andre Russell and Jasprit Bumrah are the must pick players for this game due to their consistent performances.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Quinton de Kock
BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma, Nitish Rana, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer
BOWLERS: Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson
The Mumbai Indians will start as the favourites in this match as they have dominating record against KKR in the history of IPL. The defending champions are likely to win this match and climb to the third spot on the points table. However, Kolkata Knight Riders will also be eyeing to build on the winning momentum and improve their overall record against MI.
For the Mumbai Indians, both their batters and bowlers will be aiming to come up with an improved performance in this match. The likes of Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar were excellent with the ball in the previous game but leaked too many runs at the death. Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock will have to take the responsibility in the batting department.
For the Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav smashed an amazing knock of 56 runs off 36 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening half of IPL 2021. He also scored impressive half-centuries on his T20I and ODI debuts for India against England and Sri Lanka respectively. Moreover, he will be feeling really confident after being named in the India squad for the T20 World Cup 2021.
Mumbai Indians’ pace bowler Trent Boult picked up two crucial wickets in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. The left-arm quickie scalped a total of 25 wickets in 15 matches at an economy of 7.97 when the Indian Premier League was last played in the UAE conditions in 2020. He has also been in a brilliant form this season and will be a key player for Mumbai Indians in this game against KKR.
MI Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Quinton de Kock
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, it was a complete performance in the last win over Royal Challengers Bangalore especially by Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson and Prasidh Krishna in the bowling department. They also have some in-form batsmen like Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana will be the mainstays while skipper Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell will handle the finishing duties.
In the very first match of the IPL 2021 Phase 2 for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy delivered an impressive match-winning performance with the ball picking the crucial wickets of Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby and Wanindu Hasaranga and ended giving just 13 runs in his quota of four overs. He has been a consistent wicket-taker for KKR in the last two IPL seasons.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Nitish Rana has been in an excellent form with the bat in the ongoing edition of the tournament and also did well when the IPL was last played in the UAE. Rana smashed a vital knock of 57 runs off 47 balls that included 6 fours and 2 sixes in the last match against Mumbai Indians of IPL 2021 season. The left-handed batsman has always delivered with the bat against MI and will be hoping to do the same here as well.
KKR Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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