The Mumbai Indians will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 32 of IPL 2020. The will be contested on 16th October (Friday).
Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST
Venues: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Kolkata Knight Riders lost their previous match against RCB with a massive margin. The batting of KKR completely crumbled and they could only make 112 runs in their 20 overs. This is an important clash for KKR and will be keen to bounce back in style against MI.
The defending champions are once again looking a formidable side in IPL 2020. So far they have just lost 2 matches and are comfortable placed at the second spot in the IPL table. The Rohit Sharma side was clinical in their last match against Delhi Capitals.
Once again they will be playing at Sheikh Zayed Stadium a venue which has so far proven to greatly lucky for them.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 26
MI Won: 20
KKR Won: 6
The players of both sides will be playing under hot and humid conditions in the beautiful setting of Abu Dhabi.
Average First Innings Score
160-170 runs in IPL 2020
Injury and Availability News
Sunil Narine is dubious to play against MI after his bowling action was reported. Instead, Tom Banton might get another break to open the innings alongside Shubman Gill.
Whereas, there are no injury concerns for Mumbai Indians.
Fantasy Tips-Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk/c), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians – Top Fantasy Picks
Rohit Sharma: The skipper of MI, Rohit Sharma has a superb record against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Come the key clash Rohit will once again be the most important batsman for his side.
Suryakumar Yadav: This season Suryakumar Yadav has taken his batting to another level. Batting at number 3 he has been steady and has looked it complete control of his batting.
Jasprit Bumrah: The match winner for MI with the ball will be a major threat for all the KKR batsmen. Bumrah off late has looked at his best and will be once again aiming to produce a magical performance with the ball.
Shubman Gill: This has been the best season for Shubman Gill in the IPL. The KKR opener has enjoyed batting at the top and has shown to be a solid performer in all the matches.
Andre Russell: KKR needs Andre Russell at his best if they want to overcome the challenge of Mumbai Indians. With both and ball Russell can make a difference in the game and take his side home.
Eoin Morgan: In the middle over for Kolkata Knight Riders the onus will be on the destructive Eoin Morgan. He is a vital player for KKR as he not only adds experience in the squad but also firepower in the batting department.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain Options – Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain Options – Shubman Gill
Fantasy 11 Team
Keeper – Quinton de Kock, Dinesh Karthik
Batters – Suryakumar Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Gill, Rohit Sharma
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna
Spinners: Varun Chakravarthy