IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

Kolkata Knight Riders will look to improve their head-to-head count against Mumbai Indians as they currently lack behind by 6-20.

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MI vs KKR Preview

Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) is all set to face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the second time in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi will host this game on October 16 from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards. Last time too, these teams at the same ground only where the Mumbai-based franchise registered a comfortable victory of 49 runs. 

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Mumbai Indians

The defending champions Mumbai Indians have played like one of the best sides of this tournament. With five victories in seven clashes, MI holds the second spot at the Points Table. Moreover, they are coming this game with a four-match win streak.

Rohit Sharma and co. have made just a single change in the entire season thus far. As a result, they may look to continue with their winning combination in this encounter as well. The only option they may look at is going for Mitchell McClenaghan ahead of James Pattinson.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Kolkata Knight Riders KKR
KKR Players

Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders have impressed all with their performance so far in IPL 2020. KKR is placed at the fourth position in the Points Table with eight points in seven matches.

Though they are coming to this game after a massive defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore, this game is expected to offer a tough contest. KKR might rope back Sunil Narine in place of Andre Russell.

Match Details

  • Date: October 16, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Squads

Mumbai Indians Full Squad

Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult

Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad

Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Chris Green, Rahul Tripathi

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Ideal Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians Playing XI

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Quinton de Kock (wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav 
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Hardik Pandya 
  • Kieron Pollard 
  • Krunal Pandya 
  • James Pattinson
  • Rahul Chahar 
  • Jasprit Bumrah 
  • Trent Boult 

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

  • Shubhman Gill
  • Tom Banton
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Nitish Rana  
  • Dinesh Karthik (c&wk)
  • Andre Russell/Sunil Narine
  • Pat Cummins 
  • Shivam Mavi/Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Prasidh Krishna 
  • Varun Chakravarthy

 Head-to-Head

Total matches played: 26

MI won: 20

KKR won: 6

No Result: 0

Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keepers: 

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Dinesh Karthik 

Batsmen: 

  • Shubhman Gill (vc)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Eoin Morgan 

All-rounders:

  • Kieron Pollard (c)
  • Krunal Pandya

Bowlers:

  • Pat Cummins
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Jasprit Bumrah

Key Players

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy

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