IPL MI vs KKR Live: The second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 so far has given fans so many things to count, from one-sided matches to the nail-bitters the fans have been at the receiving end of everything. Today (23rd September) defending champions Mumbai Indians will cross swords against Kolkata Knight Riders in match 34 of the IPL 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The five-time champions would be desperate for a win after the loss against Chennai Super Kings and most likely the availability of skipper Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya could be a massive boost for them. On the other hand, the Eoin Morgan-led side would want to continue their winning form and make their case strong for the playoffs. The last time these two clashed in the first leg of the tournament it saw the Rohit Sharma-led side cruising their way to the victory. Mumbai Indians are currently placed fourth on the points table while Kolkata Knight Riders are placed sixth on the table.
Star Sports Network has the right to telecast the Indian Premier League in India. The 34th match of the marquee tournament between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will be telecasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in India. Fans in South Africa and Zimbabwe can see the IPL encounter between the two teams on SuperSport. Cricket lovers in the United Kingdom and New Zealand can enjoy the game on Sky, Sports, while the fans from the Caribbean can see the live-action of the IPL 2021 encounter on flow sports. Willow Tv will telecast the match between MI and KKR in the United States of America.
The clash between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will be of high intensity as both the teams have left no stone unturned when they have clashed with each other in the marquee tournament. Though both the sides have always had star-studded lineups the five-time champions have dominated Kolkata Knight Riders as overall in 27 matches between the teams, the Rohit Sharma-led side has won 21 times while the Eoin Morgan-led side has managed only 6 victories to their name against them. The two sides will clash with each other for the second time in the IPL 2021 and the match between them will be telecasted on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. Apart from this, the online streaming of the match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will be broadcasted on Disney+Hotstar VIP.
Star Sports will telecast the IPL 2021 match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders on TV. Fans can enjoy the match both in English and Hindi commentary. While Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD will telecast the game in English commentary, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will broadcast the match in Hindi commentary. The Rohit Sharma-led side so far has had a mixed season as they have won only 4 matches out of the 8 games played but they won’t be much concerned about their performance as they are known for staging comebacks. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders started the season slowly but win against Royal Challengers would’ve boosted their confidence as in 8 matches they have won 3 games so far and are sixth on the points table.
For those who are unable to watch the IPL 2021 encounter between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders on television, they can stream the match online. However, there won’t be any platforms that will steam the match between the defending champions and two-time winners for free. Viewers can tune in by subscribing to a nominal subscription fee of Disney+Hotstar. JIO is also providing Hotstar subscriptions on select plans. When these two clashed last time at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai there was no shortage of entertainment as MI displayed a sensational bowling performance and tasted victory from the jaws of defeat. Asked to bat first, the Rohit Sharma-led side posted a decent total of 152 runs on what was a difficult pitch to bat on. Chasing the target KKR were cruising to the target as they scored 72 runs for the opening partnership. However, after that, they failed to capitalise on the start they got and lost 8 wickets for just 56 runs and lost the match by 10 runs.
The fifth match of the second phase of the IPL 2021 will take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST.
Possible Playing XI for Mumbai Indians
The availability of Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya means Anmolpreet Singh and Sourabh Tiwari will have to sacrifice their place for the two senior players.
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Possible Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to field the same playing XI they did in the game against RCB.
Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna