An interesting battle is on the cards as Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 32nd match of The Indian Premier league. The match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium; Abu Dhabi and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time. Find out the playing 11, follow our betting tips and place your bets at betway and bet365.
Post their loss to CSK in the opening game, Mumbai has been ruthless in their approach in the tournament. With 5 wins in 7 games, they comfortably sit at the helm of the points table, waiting for oppositions to challenge their supremacy in the league. Let me say this very clearly, Mumbai will be a hard nut to crack for any opposition. Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, all looks in prime touch. Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya have been magnificent in the limited opportunities they’ve got. In the bowling department, trio of Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson and Trent Boult have been the nemesis for the opposition along with Rahul Chahar who’s not let the batsmen get off their hooks in the middle overs. What more can u expect from a team?
KKR, on the other hand have been good, but there is a definite scope of improvement in their team. Shubhman Gill is scoring runs consistently but as an opener KKR need him to play big knocks which hasn’t been the case with him. Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, all have some runs under their belt but lack consistency. Moreover, they’ll be sweating over the form of Andre Russell, who’s looked completely out of touch. There are issues in their bowling too with Cummins unable to get them early breakthroughs. The Indian pace battery has been equally disappointing. With no Sunil Narine, their bowling looks as sleek as it could be. They do have the skills to turn it around but will they be able to do that against a strong Mumbai team? Let’s wait and watch!
Date- Oct 16, 2020
Time- 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
MI vs KKR Toss Prediction
Toss could go either way but the team winning the toss should bat first as chasing hasn’t been that easy on this slow wicket.
The weather at Abu Dhabi is expected to make the players sweat with temperatures touching 40 degree Celsius.
The pitch at Abu Dhabi looks a wicket that gets slower as the game progresses. Batting second will be challenging.
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jaspirt Bumrah, Rahul Chahar
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Shubhman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (C/wk), Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, PatCummins/ Lockier Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthi, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarko