MUM vs KOL MPL Team: Mumbai Indians must be smiling ranked number two in the points table and looking set to be in the top-four, if not the top-two, and you know what would make them grin even more? The fact that their today’s opposition is Kolkata Knight Riders! KKR has been one of the good teams in IPL, winning the title twice, but there is something about MI that gets their goat. MI have a 20-6 win-loss record against KKR and have claimed the last four meetings, the latest being the 49-run win earlier this season. On top of that, KKR are not in the best of form and got lucky with a couple of wins. So, MI will walk into the match as clear favorites while KKR would be hoping to have a better show against an opponent they have a history of crumbling against.
Fixture: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 32, IPL 2020
Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST); 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: We all know now that the pitches have slowed up and captain who wins the toss bats first and the average scores have also got down to the 160s. Last time the two teams met Rohit Sharma played brilliant innings and both sides would know that the key on this track will be for one batsman to play through the innings and the others to play around him.
Team News MUM: You can understand the strength and belief of a side by their team combination and the changes they make. So, far in this season Mumbai has made only one change and they will not be making any changes tonight barring any last-minute injury.
Team News KOL: KKR didn’t play Sunil Narine in the last match because of the issues concerning his bowling action and it remains to be seen whether they risk playing him today. Narine has won them two matches with his death over bowling and they will be desperate to have him in.
Expected Change: KKR may bring Kuldeep Yadav if Sunil Narine misses this match too. Kuldeep hasn’t been trusted in too many matches and it’s about time he plays in MI vs KKR MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips.
MUM vs KOL MPL Playing 11
MUM Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Rohit Sharma (capt)
2 Quinton de Kock (wk)
3 Suryakumar Yadav
4 Ishan Kishan
5 Hardik Pandya
6 Kieron Pollard
7 Krunal Pandya
8 Trent Boult
9 James Pattinson
10 Rahul Chahar
11 Jasprit Bumrah
KOL Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Shubman Gill
2 Rahul Tripathi
3 Nitish Rana
4 Eoin Morgan
5 Dinesh Karthik (capt, wk)
6 Andre Russell
7 Pat Cummins
8 Lockie Ferguson
9 Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Kuldeep Yadav
10 Prasidh Krishna
11 Varun Chakravarthy
Rohit Sharma: The last time these two teams met Rohit Sharma scored a match-winning 80. Rohit has looked in great touch but has had a couple of cheap dismissals. He loves batting against KKR and he would be fencing a hit tonight. A good pick for MI vs KKR Today Match Prediction teams.
Shubman Gill: There was a lot of talk about Gill as an opener in this IPL and he hasn’t disappointed so far with the amount of runs he has scored even though his strike-rate has been disappointing. Gill is a kind of player who takes his time to settle and tries to play a long innings even at a mediocre strike-rate. But it is his runs which will give you fantasy points.
Kieron Pollard: Pollard has looked in great touch every time he has batted and it’s a pity that he hasn’t batted more so far because of the strong batting line-up of MI. However, we do get a feel that he will have his fair chance to bat and will also chip in with a couple of overs and that makes him a perfect inclusion in your fantasy team.
Pat Cummins: Cummins conceded 49 runs in 3 overs the last time he played against MI and that’s the reason why we want you to pick him tonight. Since then, Cummins has improved his performance and has proved an asset. He will be eager to punish the batsmen who punished him severely in his first IPL-13 outing.
X-Factors – Differential Picks
Krunal Pandya: Mumbai team is full of superstars and people hardly talks about the elder Pandya brother, Krunal! He has been a great performer for them with his accurate left-arm spin and can strike a few with his bat in the death overs too.
Andre Russell: The whole world is waiting for Russell to explode and we hope that he does tonight. He is one of the born MVPs in the cricketing world and IPL-13 needs Russell to be at his best with the bat. He is the man who can do the unthinkable and tonight maybe his night.