Mumbai Indians will seek revenge for their last loss when they meet the Kolkata Knight Riders in Wankhede for their last league match. Coming off a thrilling win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians would aim to finish on the top when they take on KKR on Sunday. Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, with rely on their fate and form to finish on the fourth spot.
As both the teams clash in an all-important match, here are the key players from both the teams:
Yuvraj Singh hailed Hardik Pandya’s knock of 91 runs off 34 balls against KKR as the best innings of league ever. Although Mumbai Indians ended up on the losing side despite his knock, he succeeded in turning heads as he smashed 9 sixes in his star-studded innings. He has scored 380 runs in 13 matches and is one of the most players for the team.
last time both the teams met, KKR beat Mumbai Indians by 34 runs with Andre Russell being the Man of the Match. This match is going to crucial for the KKR as a win would ensure their survival while a loss would send them packing. Andrew Russell has the fastest strike rate in the tournament 205.64 with which he has scored 510 runs in just 13 matches. Currently, he running on No.3 in the most runs category. The Muscle Russell has a record of highest sixes in IPL 2019 (52 sixes) and has splashed 4 half-centuries for the franchise.
Shubman Gill became the first player under 20 to score four half-centuries in the Indian Premier League. Playing against KKR, he smashed 65 runs off 49 balls to keep the hopes of his team alive. Experts suggest that this new kid on the block is here to stay. He would aim to anchor the innings for his team yet again when he meets Mumbai Indians in Wankhede.
The next match of IPL 2019 will take place in Mohali where KXIP will be facing CSK in their home ground. KXIP who has already lost its chances in the tournament will be playing for its dignity and CSK which is running on No.1 in the points table will be expecting another usual winning result for them. CSK has won 9 out of 13 matches it has played so far and has already qualified for the playoffs.
Here are some of our key players of KXIP vs CSK Playing11.
MS is that ray of hope which shines in a struggling period of CSK. The batting storm has splashed 20 sixes and 21 fours in the ongoing tournament and made more than 350 runs in eleven matches. With a career strike rate of 138.54, he has made more than 4000 runs in the IPL. He also has a record of most winning captain in the IPL with more than 100+ winning matches.
Imran Tahir is clearly the World No.1 bowler in the shortest format of the game. In the ongoing season of the IPL, he has taken 21 wickets in just thirteen matches with an economy rate of 6.30. Currently ranking 2nd Most Wickets Category, he is the closest contender of the Purple Cap and is just 4 wickets behind Rabada.
KL Rahul has crossed his 1000th run in the 23rd match of IPL this season. He has made 522 runs in thirteen matches he has played for the franchise and running close for the Orange Cap this season. He is the second most run scorer of the IPL 2019. He has hit 5 fifties and a hundred for the franchise with the highest score of 100 not out.
R Ashwin is trying really hard to be a good bowler as well as the captain of KXIP. He has taken some calculative move throughout the season and as far as the bowling goes he as taken 15 wickets in thirteen matches he has played for the franchise.