MI vs KKR, 32nd Match, Indian Premier League 2020
Sheikh Zayed Stadium,Abu Dhabi
Friday, October 16, 2020 07:30 PM
Reigning Champions Mumbai Indians will be looking to reclaim top spot when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 32nd match of 2020 Indian Premier League at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
In their previous clash, Mumbai Indians registered five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals, courtesy splendid half-centuries from Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav. With this result, Mumbai Indians will be looking to maintain their four-match winning streak.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a comprehensive 82-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Captain Dinesh Karthik will be hoping that the side can make a strong comeback in this fixture.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dream11 Preview
The franchise has managed to win four matches on the bounce and will be looking to keep their proud record intact against Kolkata Knight Riders. In their previous fixture, Mumbai Indians lost the toss and bowled first on a decent pitch. Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya put in excellent bowling performances to restrict Delhi to 162 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya was the standout bowler for Mumbai and finished with figures of 2 for 26 in his four overs.
Chasing 163 runs to retain their top spot, openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock added 31 runs for the opening wicket. Rohit Sharma perished for a low score in the 5th over of the innings.
Quinton de Kock started his innings with positive intent and kept picking up boundaries at regular intervals. He put on a 46-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav to see Mumbai Indians keep the scoreboard ticking at a good rate.
Quinton de Kock smashed 53 runs off 36 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. Left-hander was dismissed in the 10th over of the innings to see Mumbai lose their second wicket with 77 runs on the board.
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan came together and put on a match-winning partnership of 53 runs to see Mumbai Indians in a strong position to win the match. For Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar notched up his second half century of the competition. Suryakumar Yadav smashed six boundaries and one six in his innings against Delhi Capitals. He was well supported by Ishan Kishan, who chipped in with 28 runs off 15 balls with the help of two boundaries and two sixes. All-rounder duo of Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya smashed crucial cameos to help Mumbai Indians complete the chase in the final over of the innings.
Despite being hammered in their previous match, Kolkata Knight Riders are lying at the fourth position in the league table. Two-time IPL Champions will be looking to learn from their mistakes and put on a decent show in this fixture.
In their previous fixture, Kolkata Knight Riders lost the toss and bowled first against Royal Challengers Bangalore.Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna conceded a lot of runs in the initial Powerplay overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy was the only bowler who delivered a tidy spell and conceded 25 runs in his four overs.
The rest of the bowling attack failed to counter the onslaught launched by AB De Villiers in the last 10 overs of the innings.Chasing a mammoth 195 runs for victory, Tom Banton failed to capitalize on his good start and perished in the 4th over of the innings.
Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and Captain Dinesh Karthik perished for single-digit scores to see Kolkata lose half their side with just 64 runs on the board after 11 overs.
Shubham Gill was the only player to register a decent score for the side. He finished the innings with the top-score of 36 runs off 25 balls with the help of three boundaries and one six.
Andre Russell and Rahul Tripathi delivered much-needed scores to see Kolkata Knight Riders post 112 runs for the loss of nine wickets and lose the game by a big margin of 82 runs.
MI vs KKR Head to Head Records
Total number of matches played: 26
Matches won by MI: 20
Matches won by KKR: 06
Last 5 match of MI vs KKR
MI: L W W W W
KKR: W L W W L
Who will win the match
KKR will win the match
MI vs KKR – Pitch Report
The Abu Dhabi pitch is helpful for fast bowlers the little grasses on the pitch and the long boundaries is very needy for bowlers. Both teams are ready to bat first on this ground and 160 to 170 is good total to defend.
Mumbai Indians (MI) – Key Players
Quinton de Kock(w)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – Key Players
MI vs KKR – Probable Playing 11
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders: Tom Banton, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy