Defending Champions Mumbai Indians will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in their next game of IPL 2020.
This will be second match of IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Dinesh Karthik Kolkata Knight Riders and 27th encounter between the two sides.
Mumbai Indians is currently sitting at the of the table and have won all of their four games at this venue. MI has been very consistent with its team selection so far and we don’t think that is going to change.The Rohit Sharma-led side will start as favourites when they lock horns with two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR, on the other hand, lost its previous match to RCB, The dangerous looking batting lineup of KKR is not firing yet. The bowling attack is struggling too. Pat Cummins is out of form also Sunil Naraine is absent. The upcoming match is going to be tough for KKR for sure.
Possible Starting Eleven:
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton/Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna and Pat Cummins.
Fantasy XI: Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (C), Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell (VC), Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent enough for the batting in the first innings whereas it gets a little slower in the 2nd innings.
Toss winning captian will like to bat first.
First inning score prediction:
First innings: The average 1st innings batting score in IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi is 168.
Head to Head:
MI won- 20
KKR won- 6
Mumbai Indians: 55%
Kolkata Knight Riders: 45%
Bet365: MI- 1.64, KKR- 2.20
Betway: MI – 1.60, KKR- 2.22