| On Updated : Sep 22, 2020 11:30 PM IST

KOL vs MI Today Match Prediction Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Who will win Today 23 September

KOL vs MI Today match prediction: Two of the equally matched sides on paper will be on show. Although, Mumbai Indians's opening game syndrome continues to exist, they are the defending champions and one cannot simply write them away after a defeat. All their players were rusty and didn’t perform to the expectations to go with dew that had a major say in the outcome of the game.

They made some interesting changes to their playing XI as they played James Pattinson ahead of Mitchell McClenaghan who is a loyal server of the Mumbai Indians. They also played Saurabh Tiwary ahead of the young gun Ishan Kishan which turned out to be a surprising move after all. They will be hoping to bounce back and don’t want to lose 2 games straight up.

On the other hand, KOL are going to play their first game of the tournament and they have task cut out against the defending champions MI. They have one of the most destructive batting line up of all teams in the tournament without an iota of doubt. They have a terrible win loss ration against Mumbai Indians as they have won only 6 games as opposed to MI's 19 wins.

KOL vs MI Dream 11 prediction for today’s match

Both the teams have very little weakness and are stronger than most other teams in the competition. Let us make our today IPL match prediction
Strength
Kolkata Knight Riders (KOL)
Their strength is their batting line up. They have power players filled all the way through. They have the brilliant core of overseas players to go with solid blend of Indian core. The likes of Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik will form their Indian core of batters along with the overseas superstars in Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
They have an all round team that is suited for all conditions. They just have to pick the right XI to dethrone the opposition teams. Hardik Pandya looked in ominous touch in his short stay at the crease. He will once again hold the key if MI have to finish their innings strongly.
Weaknesses
Kolkata Knight Riders (KOL)
The death bowling department is an integral part of any T20 XI. KOL haven’t addressed that yet to a great extent. Their foreign recruit Pat Cummins is not a reliable death bowler either. They have a bunch of Indian youngsters who are raw and inexperienced. They will be tested by MI's finishers at death big time.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Jaspirt Bumrah looks like his pale shadow of what he was before the injury. But it’s after all, the king Jasprit Bumrah and he knows how to shut his critics in style. They don’t have a reliable death bowling partner for Jasprit Bumrah as the addition of Nathan Coulter-Nile might solve that issue to a big deal.
Form guide (last 5 games

)
KOL: LWWLL
MI: LWWWW
Record at Abu Dhabi (T20 format)
KOL: 1 win and 2 loss in 3 games
MI: 2 loss from 2 games

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians predicted XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders playing11
Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna
Mumbai Indians playing11
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah

Photo: BCCI

KOL vs MI who will win today match prediction?

This match is a battle of heavyweights and we can predict who will win today match as per betting sites, Mumbai Indians are winning this closely contested match.

Bet365: KOL- 2.00, MI- 1.80
Betway: KOL- 2.00, MI- 1.80

KOL vs MI Dream11 team for today’s match
Since this is the first match for KOL, it is safe to pick in-form players and in the dream11 prediction, let us see the players who can be useful in the fantasy teams.
Quinton de Kock: The southpaw looked hungry for runs in the first game and the way he started his innings for a proof for that. He looked in great touch and he is a must in the fantasy teams.
Shubman Gill: There is no doubt that this season is going to be his breakout season as he will be playing all the games at the top of the order. He is a solid option for captain as well in grand leagues
Hardik Pandya: The 2 maximums he launched in the first game is an example of what he can do if he stays in the crease for a brief period of time. Although, he didn’t bowl an over in the game, his batting firepower is enough to include in the fantasy teams.
Andre Russell: Leave him out of the team at your own risk. The wickets will be tailor made for him with minimal bounce and he can wreck-havoc on these kind of wickets.
Other picks: Suryakumar Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine can be quality picks in the fantasy teams.

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