Mumbai Indians will meet the Kolkata Knight Riders in Eden Gardens for their last league match. It is going to be a do or die match for the Kolkata Knight Riders while for Mumbai Indians, it would be a chance to finish on the top before going to the playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders’ chance for qualifying for the playoffs depends on Sunrisers Hyderabad final match. If SRH beat RCB in the last match, KKR might find themselves in trouble because Hyderabad possesses a better run-rate. But if SRH loses the match against RCB, a win against Mumbai Indians would take the Kolkata Knight Riders to the playoffs.
Mumbai Indians have already amassed 16 points from 13 matches and a win would help them gain two more points. A win alongwith a better run-rate than the top-placed Chennai Super Kings and the third-placed Delhi Capitals will give them two chances for qualifying in the finals.
“It feels great to qualify for the playoffs with one game left. We have done well in the pressure situations and this has made a difference,” said Rohit Sharma after beating SRH in the Super Over.
“It is fair that we have given Gill a chance to open the innings for us and he has grabbed the opportunity with both the hands.”
When: 05 May 2019, 08:00 pm
Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Head to Head
Total Played: 24
KXIP Won: 06
KKR SRH Won: 18
TEAM NEWS MI vs KKR
The pitch at this stadium helps batsman and it also favours the side playing second as dew factor comes into play.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik (C), Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Matt Kelly, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.
Yuvraj Singh, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Beuran Hendricks, Pankaj Jaiswal, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rasikh Salam
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
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
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