Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Preview

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IPL 2018, 41st Match, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

Wednesday, May 09, 2018, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Match Preview:

The Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are playing back-to-back games in this tournament with a gap of just 4 days. While Mumbai bagged a comfortable 13-run win in their first game at the Wankhede on Sunday, Dinesh Karthik-led KKR will look to salvage some pride by winning the next game at the Eden Gardens on this Wednesday! Play starts at 08:00 pm IST.

KKR are currently at the fourth position with 10 points and Mumbai are at the fifth position with 8 points. If Mumbai can manage a win in this game, they will get to the fourth position pushing KKR down to the fifth position. The whole MI fans would be hoping for that to happen.

Suryakumar Yadav (MI) is just a run short of completing 400 runs this season and he need 24 more runs to get the Orange cap, which he would surely target in this game. On the other hand, Mumbai have to be wary of Kolkata’s spinners especially Sunil Narine who is in red hot form with the ball.

With home ground factor coming into picture and considering the form in this season so far, the hosts Kolkata Knight Riders start this game at the Eden Gardens as favorites.

First match result in the ongoing season:

Mumbai Indians have defeated Kolkata Knight Riders comfortably by a margin of 13 runs. Their bowling and fielding has dictated terms against KKR during the death overs in the first game which helped them defend a target of 181.

Head to Head Record:

The Kolkata Knight Riders have defeated Mumbai Indians in only 5 games in this tournament. Mumbai Indians won the remaining 17 of the total 22 games played. This is a complete dominance. Also, Mumbai Indians are coming into this game with a win against Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous game.

Favorites to win:

Mumbai looked completely dominant in their last game against the same opponent on Sunday (May 06). And their captain Rohit Sharma has also special affection towards the Eden Gardens venue. If he gets into his flow, then there is no stopping MI in this game. However, KKR will look to get back to winning ways after a loss in their previous game.

Squad:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav, Rinku Singh, Tom Curran, Ishank Jaggi, Prasidh Krishna, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles

Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Adam Milne

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