MI vs KKR Dream11: Mumbai Indians (MI) once again showed how the team likes to start its campaign. Though it was not an intentional loss, the jinx of losing the first game remain with the team. The franchise yet another time failed to start on a high and went down against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2021 phase 2 opener at the Dubai International Stadium despite pushing their opponents on backfoot.
With an aggregate of four losses, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) will come across Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Sheikh Zayed Stadium on September 23. Mumbai has won four and lost as many as well and are placed in fourth place. The franchise will love to increase its chances to qualify for the playoffs and remain out of the permutation and combination zone in the latter part of the league.
On the other side, Kolkata started off strongly defeating daunting Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the first game itself. The franchise has worked pretty well in terms of the combination of the team and is raring to take on Mumbai Indians (MI) as well. KKR is placed in sixth place with three wins from eight matches in the IPL 2021.
As far as the team news is concerned, Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma will be available for the match. The first game rest was a precautionary game off for him to get an extra inch of assurance on his fitness, especially when there is back to back cricket lined up. Hardik Pandya is also doing well. Trent Boult, earlier in the day, informed that the team is looking after him and will have to wait for the medical team’s assessment of him.
Match: Indian Premier League 2021, Match number 34.
Teams: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Date/Day: September 23, Thursday
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time: 7:30 PM IST
MI vs KKR, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Pitch Report:
With enough of green and hard surface on offer, the pitch has been a little bit tilted towards the pacers, however, the spinners will come into play as we saw in the last game between DC and SRH. Mumbai Indians got accustomed to this surface last time pretty well and scored 187 runs on average. The average score on this surface is 155. It will be interesting to see if MI continue to replicate its good form on this ground.
MI vs KKR Head to Head Comparison:
Total Games Played: 28
Mumbai Indians (MI) Won: 22
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Won: 6
MI vs KKR Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:
Mumbai Indians (MI) Probable Playing11: Rohit Sharma ©, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya/Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar.
Mumbai Indians (MI) Full Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Kieron Pollard, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Arjun Tendulkar, Quinton De Kock, Nathan Coulter Nile, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Chris Lynn, Hardik Pandya, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Marco Jensen, Surya Kumar Yadav, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Mohsin Khan, Jayant Yadav, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable Playing11: Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full Squad: Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Seifert, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Tim Southee, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Harbhajan Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora
MI vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Tips:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell (C), Kieron Pollard, Adam Milne, Varun Chakravarthy, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.