Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League (IPL) on this Friday. The Rohit Sharma-lead Mumbai Indians would hope to defeat KKR, as they are in top four. A win would consolidate their position at the top of the points table.
Defending Champions Mumbai Indians won five games and lost two in this season. They are leading the points table in this season.
Skipper Rohit Sharma and one-down batsman Suryakumar Yadav scored some amazing knocks for their team. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Cock scored some vital knocks in this season. Indian allrounder Hardik Pandya played some useful cameos for his team. Allrounder Krunal Pandya would like to contribute more for his team in upcoming games. Kiwi speedsters Trent Boult bagged wickets in first overs of the game in this season of IPL. Spinner Rahul Chahar couldn’t take any wicket in the last game. Mumbai Indians will be looking forward to winning the next game against Kolkata Knight Riders to gain some points.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are ranked at fourth position in the points table. They won four games out of seven in this season of IPL.
Karthik-led Kolkata lost their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He could score only one fifty in seven games in this season of IPL. One down batsman Nitish Rana also didn’t perform consistently in this season of IPL. Bowling action of Sunil Narine reported by umpires so Kolkata dropped him in the last game. Caribbean allrounder Andre Russell also didn’t play any impactful knock for Kolkata till now though he bowled very well in death overs.
English opener Rahul Tripathi is likely to open for Kolkata in this game. English batsman Tom Banton had a horrible game against Bangalore. Young Indian batsman Shubman Gill and English batsman Eoin Morgan performed quite well in these games. Speedster Pat Cummins is bowling at a good pace. Kolkata Knight Riders will be anticipating to win this match against Bangalore Royal Challengers to rise in points-table.
These two teams played each other 10 times in last 5 years where Mumbai Indians won nine games of them and Kolkata Knight Riders won remaining one game.
Mumbai Indians are more likely to win this match as they are in super-hot form.
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Date and Time:
Friday, October 16, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
(The odds might change without prior notice)