Mumbai Indians (MI) & Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face each other at the 34th Match of Vivo IPL 2021. The match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on 23rd September at 7.30 PM IST.
MI vs KKR: IPL 2021: Preview
Eoin Morgan led Kolkata Knight Riders had a terrific start to the second phase of the IPL 2021 after they thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets and 10 overs to spare on Monday. The win had lifted them to fifth spot from seventh spot. As of now KKR will have to keep winning to maintain their hopes for entering top four and get a ticket to the play-offs.
Mumbai Indians got off to a bad start in IPL 2021 phase 2. They faced a disappointing defeat against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the second phase opener on Sunday. However, with regular skipper Rohit Sharma and all-rounder, Hardik Pandya set to return, the defending champions will be at their full strength on Thursday.
MI vs KKR: IPL 2021: Weather Report
Abu Dhabi be hot and humid on the match day which will make the conditions difficult for the bowlers. Players will need to keep themselves hydrated. Temperature is expected to stay around 37°C with a wind speed of 16 km/Hr.
MI vs KKR: IPL 2021: Pitch Report
Bowlers can expect some help from the surface as a modest-scoring thriller looks on cards in Abu Dhabi. Spinners have done well here and picked wickets as the ball tends to turn on this track. Batsman will have to be patient for the ball to come to the bat.
MI vs KKR: IPL 2021: Probable Playing XI
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma & Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya/ Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill & Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine/ Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
MI vs KKR: IPL 2021: Dream11 Team Prediction
Dream11 Team: R Sharma (C), S Yadav, N Rana, S Gill, A Russell, V Iyer, K Pandya, Q de Kock (wk), T Boult, J Bumrah, V Chakravarthy
MI vs KKR: Result of last 5 Matches
Mumbai Indians: L/L/W/W/L
Kolkata Knight Riders: L/L/W/L/W
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MI vs KKR: IPL 2021: Match Prediction
KKR had their perfect last match against RCB with their bowlers performing well as a unit and openers blowing away the target in chase. They have solid 5 bowlers who can trouble batters consistently with a couple of all-rounders. MI has one of the strongest squads in the tournament with good balance in batting and bowling departments. They lack a potent fifth bowler and if Hardik bowls the issue might be put to rest. We expect KKR to win this match as they have momentum on their side.