IPL 2020: KKR Battle To Beat Poor Record Against MI - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Dream11 Prediction

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Mumbai Indians have defeated Kolkata Knight  Riders in eight out of last ten games that they have played


The first few matches of Indian Premier League 2020 have been nail-biting. We have already seen a super over in the second match of the tournament, the value of experience, and a number of very improved players. In the fifth match of Indian Premier League 2020, two time title holder Kolkata Knight Riders will face defending champions Mumbai Indians. 

Kolkata Knight Riders haven't had good memories for the last five seasons and will be looking for a positive start this time. On the other hand Mumbai Indians were beaten by Chennai Super Kings in their opening match of the tournament. 

Kolkata Knight Riders would feel pressure against Mumbai Indians as they haven't tasted much success against them. Knight Riders lack depth in their bowling which may create problems for them. On the other hand Mumbai Indians is much more balanced team than Knight Riders. 

With no Chris Lynn in their side, Shubman Gill is expected to open the innings along with Sunil Narine during the whole tournament. However Narine was seen on the bench in last few matches of Caribbean Premier League and he might be rested if not fully fit. In that case, Tom Banton will partner with Gill at top of the order. 

With Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel in middle order, Kolkata has one of the best middle order among all the teams this season in IPL. Nitish Rana has been pretty consistent in last season, Eoin Morgan is one of the best batsman in middle order while Andre Russel needs no introduction. 

KKR's bowling attack is bit weaker this year as well. They have bought Pat Cummins in auction but he was also expensive in T20 and ODI series against England. Kuldeep Yadav was dropped from the team due to his poor form last year while local fast bowlers are also inexperienced. 

On the other hand Mumbai Indians started on a slower note against Chennai. Rohit Sharma and Quinny looked in great touch but couldn't convert their starts into a big score. Sourabh Tiwary was sent on number four and he scored 41 off 31 deliveries. According to our point of view, Mumbai could use Kieron Pollard at number four position as he is highly experienced campaigner and sending him at number six doesn't make any sense. 

With Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mumbai has similar power packed middle order to that of Kolkata. Jasprit Bumrah looked out of touch against Chennai. He didn't seem to be confident enough to try for his toe crushing yorkers and ended up conceding lots of runs. Trent Boult was their best bowler and his ability to pick up wickets in powerplays will be once again crucial for Mumbai. 

James Pattinson was included in the team in place of Lasith Malinga but he could be replaced by one Mitchell McClenaghan or Nathan Coulter - Nile. Rahul Chahar will once again lead spin attack along with Krunal Pandya. 


Match Details 

Venue - Sheikh Zayed Stadium

Date - 23 September 2020

Timings - 7:30 PM ( IST ) 

Tournament - Indian Premier League 2020

Format - T20, Match 5


Weather Condition - It will be hot and humid evening at Abu Dhabi on match day and the condition will be ideal for T20 cricket game without any rain interruption. 

Temperature - 37° Celsius

Precipitation - 10%

Humidity - 56%

Wind Speed - 21 km/h


Pitch Condition - Mumbai has already played one game on this venue and the pitch offered good bounce for the bowlers in that game. With grass left on the pitch, pacers enjoyed bowling here while there was hardly any turn for the spinners in last game. 


Toss Strategy - Win The Toss, Bowl First

Dew troubled the bowlers in second half of the opening game at this venue. Spinners were facing difficulty in gripping the ball. Out of last six matches played at this venue, five times, team batting second has emerged out as winner. Hence captain winning the toss should opt to field first.


Probable Playing 11 For Kolkata Knight Riders

1. Sunil Narine

2. Shubman Gill

3. Nitish Rana

4. Eoin Morgan

5. Andre Russel

6. Dinesh Karthik ( C & WK )

7. Pat Cummins

8. Kuldeep Yadav

9. Kamlesh Nagarkoti / Sandeep Warrier 

10. Shivam Mavi

11. Prasidh Krishna 


Probable Playing 11 For Mumbai Indians  

1. Rohit Sharma ( C ) 

2. Quinton de Kock ( WK ) 

3. Suryakumar Yadav

4. Saurabh Tiwary

5. Hardik Pandya

6. Kieron Pollard

7. Krunal Pandya

8. James Pattinson

9. Rahul Chahar

10. Trent Boult

11. Jasprit Bumrah


Best Picks For Dream11 From Kolkata Knight Riders 

👉 Shubman Gill

👉 Andre Russel

👉 Kuldeep Yadav


Best Choices For Dream11 From Mumbai Indians

👉 Quinton de Kock

👉 Rohit Sharma

👉 Kieron Pollard

👉 Saurabh Tiwary

👉 James Pattinson


Best Choices For Captain & Vice Captain Will Be - 

👉 Andre Russel

👉 Rohit Sharma

👉 Quinton de Kock

👉 Shubman Gill


Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Odds Comparison Case Study 

Kolkata Knight Riders is currently placed at 2.00. If we calculate the winning percentage of Kolkata Knight Riders at these odds then it comes out to be 50.00 percent.

On the other hand Mumbai Indians is currently placed at 1.80. If we calculate the winning percentage of Mumbai Indians at these odds then it comes out to be 55.55 percent. 


Match Winner Prediction - Kolkata Knight Riders


Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Dream11 Team



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Disclaimer - We have created this team based on our own instincts and analysis. Make necessary changes in your final Dream11 team once the lineup is announced. Read our preview and try to make your own Dream11 team. 


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