The biggest names in the IPL somehow find themselves in the lowest parts of the table. The five-time champions are already done and dusted and have nothing more to play for except pride. KKR on the other hand are still in with a chance but they will need to buckle and suit up and come out all guns and tanks blazing.
And speaking of guns and tanks, KKR fans will be hoping to see a very stellar performance from Andre Russell. He will be the key player for the Kolkata team along with players like Finch, Iyer, and Narine. With the experience they have and the need of the hour, KKR needs to make sure that they come out all guns blazing. One thing that they have been doing time and time again is making changes to their playing XI. And if the past is anything to go by, making too many changes to your playing XI is not the formula for success.
If you don’t believe us, just ask RCB!
Mumbai Indians are coming into this game on the back of a last-over victory where they snatched victory from the jobs of defeat. Captain Rohit Sharma seemed his hitman-self and that is very good news for Mumbai Indians and their fans but not so much for the bowlers from other teams.
No matter where they are in the points table but when these heavyweights collide, it is a treat to watch them play against one another. And today promises nothing less.
MI vs KKR Pitch Report
The surface at the DY Patil Sports Academy has been a very batting-friendly surface. This has been a very high scoring IPL and the trend might continue even though the pitches are getting slower due to so many games being played back to back. However, it is the same surface on which CSK scored more than 200 runs while Delhi Capitals fell short of it by 91 runs. So the captain winning the toss might choose to chase considering how the trend has continued this season. But one thing is for sure – We are in for a cracker of a game!
MI vs KKR Probable XI’s
Probable XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya/Basil Thampi, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Probable XI: Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer/Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson/Baba Indrajit (wk), Andre Russell, Aman Khan/Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav/Harshit Rana, Shivam Mavi