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Mumbai Indians have won 9 out of the last 10 matches they played against Kolkata Knight Riders
It is 32nd game of the Indians Premier League 2020 and Mumbai Indians will be keen to regain number one spot in points table when they meet Kolkata Knight Riders. Having already won last nine games out of 10 against KKR, Mumbai Indians are huge favorites to win this game. On the other hand after a poor start in the tournament, KKR finds themselves in top four at midway.
This is an important match for both the teams but taking both team’s form into consideration it is clear that Mumbai Indians has lesser to loose.
With consistent performances so far, Mumbai Indians has been the best performing team of the tournament. With five wins out of seven matches, MI is currently placed on second position. Apart from this, their net run rate is best among all the teams. Their closest competitor uptill now would be Delhi Capitals but even they proved to be no match.
Mumbai Indians has been pretty consistent in terms of team selection. Rohit Sharma does not like to make too many changes in the final lineup even if someone perform below expectations and we expect the same team to take the field in this game as well.
MI top order has been pretty consistent so far. Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan have scored atleast one fifty in the tournament so far. Down the order they have power hitters like Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, who have scored heaps of runs in last five overs of the innings.
In terms of bowling, Jasprit Bumrah remains their standout bowler with other bowlers supporting him well. Trent Boult is picking up wickets during the powerplay which let MI to dominate the game. James Pattinson has also picked up wickets when needed while in terms of spin attack, Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya have bowled pretty well during middle overs of the game.
On the other hand Kolkata Knight Riders added Tom Banton in place of Sunil Narine but the Englishman couldn’t impress in his IPL debut. Due to suspect bowling action, Narine could be seen on the bench untill and unless he is given clean chit. However, KKR has strongest middle order on the paper but on the field it hasn’t fired up yet. The likes of Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russel, Dinesh Karthik form a formidable middle order but none among the four has given consistent performances.
The inclusion of Tom Banton as a specialist opener may turn in KKR’s favor as Sunil Narine was never seen in great touch as an opener in this season. This will certainly reduce pressure on youngster Shubman Gill who has been scoring runs consistently up the order.
In terms of bowling, absence of Sunil Narine may hurt KKR’s campaign as it is considered to be their weakest point. Pat Cummins hasn’t performed as per his price tag while youngsters like Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna are talented but none among them is world class. Exclusion of Narine will mean that KKR is left with Varun Chakravarthy as a lone specialist spinner as Kuldeep Yadav is not the part of final eleven due to his poor form.
Overall, pressure would be on KKR as they have really poor record against Mumbai Indians. Apart from this their team form is also a matter of concern.
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date – 16 October 2020
Timings – 7:30 PM ( IST )
Tournament – Indian Premier League 2020
Format – T20, Match 32
Weather Condition – There will be clear skies over Abu Dhabi on match day with no chances of rain. Hot and humid conditions will test player’s fitness level as well.
Temperature – 33° Celsius
Precipitation – 0%
Humidity – 42%
Wind Speed – 23 km/h
Pitch Condition – Strip at Sheikh Zayed Stadium has been the slowest among all the venues in IPL 2020. During initial matches, pitch was covered with plenty of grass but have become bare as the tournament has progressed. Scores of around 170 will be difficult to chase in second innings of the game.
Toss Strategy – Win The Toss, Bat First
Team that wins the toss is expected to bat first. The advantage of batting first and setting the target has helped most of the teams to win their respective matches. Dew factors seems to be of no importance as pitches have been on slower side. Apart from this team batting first is seen having clear advantage over the team chasing the target.
Probable Playing 11 For Mumbai Indians
1. Quinton de Kock ( WK )
2. Rohit Sharma ( C )
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Ishan Kishan
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Kieron Pollard
7. Krunal Pandya
8. James Pattinson
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Trent Boult
11. Jasprit Bumrah
Probable Playing 11 For Kolkata Knight Riders
1. Tom Banton
2. Shubman Gill
3. Nitish Rana
4. Eoin Morgan
5. Dinesh Karthik ( C & WK )
6. Andre Russel
7. Rahul Tripathi
8. Pat Cummins
9. Kamlesh Nagarkoti
10. Varun Chakravarthy
11. Prasidh Krishna
Best Picks For Dream11 From Mumbai Indians
👉 Quinton de Kock
👉 Suryakumar Yadav
👉 Kieron Pollard
👉 Hardik Pandya
👉 Jasprit Bumrah
Best Picks For Dream11 From Kolkata Knight Riders
👉 Shubman Gill
👉 Nitish Rana
👉 Andre Russel
👉 Pat Cummins
👉 Varun Chakravarthy
Best Choices For Captain and Vice Captain Will Be –
👉 Quinton de Kock
👉 Kieron Pollard
👉 Shubman Gill
👉 Nitish Rana
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Odds Comparison Case Study
Mumbai Indians is currently placed at 1.61. If we calculate the winning percentage of MI at these odds then it comes out to be 62.11 percent.
On the other hand Kolkata Knight Riders is currently placed at 2.30. If we calculate the winning percentage of KKR at these odds then it comes out to be 43.47 percent.
Toss Winner Prediction – Mumbai Indians
Match Winner Prediction – Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dream11 Team
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