KKR vs MI: Match Preview: After losing their opening encounter in IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians will look to open their account on the points table when they battle two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the fifth match of the season. Kolkata has not played a single match in this season and the Dinesh Karthik-led outfit will try to get off to a winning start.
Kolkata Knight Riders made some interesting signings at the auction as they roped in Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins for a record price of 15.5 Crores. Besides, the team also went for Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton in the auction. A few days before IPL 2020, Kolkata grabbed the headlines once again for signing American fast bowler Ali Khan as Harry Gurney’s replacement.
Mumbai Indians would be fancying their chances against Kolkata Knight Riders because they have an excellent record against them in the IPL. However, the team management will be concerned about the form of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and the Pandya Brothers as the four Indian stars proved to be ineffective against Chennai Super Kings.
KKR vs MI: HEAD-TO-HEAD
Mumbai Indians have battled Kolkata Knight Riders 25 times in the last 12 years and beaten them in 19 matches. Kolkata has won only six games against the defending champions.
KKR vs MI: Where to watch?
All games of the 13th edition of IPL, including Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, will air live on the Star Sports Network. The live streaming is available on Disney+Hotstar VIP and Jio TV.
KKR vs MI: Predicted XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (c and wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
KKR vs MI: MATCH PREDICTION
Kolkata Knight Riders have not beaten Mumbai many times in the IPL, but they start as the favorites to win this match. Kolkata has a solid squad, while Mumbai looked out of the touch in the game against CSK.