KKR vs MI Match Preview – The Eden Gardens is all set to host an amazing encounter here on Monday between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI).
Both the teams will face off each other for the first time in this tournament. The Dinesh Karthik-led KKR is going downward in the points table very rapidly.
From the beginning of the season, KKR seems to be highly dependent on Andre Russell, and now with his performance getting weaker, they’ve lost 6 consecutive matches.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are highly confident with their performance in the tournament so far. They’ve won their last game against the Chennai Super Kings and would like to continue their winning streak by winning tonight’s game as well.
Now it will be extremely interesting to see, how the Knight Riders break their streak of defeats in tonight’s encounter to regain their confidence and register their 5th win of the season.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 47th of the Indian Premier League 2019 of KKR vs MI will be hosted by the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL 2019 matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of KKR vs MI on Hotstar.
The pitch at Eden Gardens is flat today, will thus support batsmen from both the camps. Both the captains will most likely look to chase after winning the toss on this flat wicket of Kolkata.
Average 1st Innings total at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (last 4 Night IPL games): 197
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 2, Lost 2
According to the weather reports and today’s forecast, there are no chances of rain tonight. However, the level of humidity will be on the higher side.
The temperature is expected to hover around 30-32 degrees and the dew may impact the team bowling second in the match.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Kolkata Knight Riders: L, L, L, L, L
Mumbai Indians: W, L, W, W, L
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) for tonight’s match.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C & wk), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Yarra Prithviraj, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav/Prasidh Krishna, Matt Kelly/Carlos Brathwaite
KKR’s Bench Strength – Robin Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna/Kuldeep Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite/Matt Kelly, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Evin Lewis, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
MI’s Bench Strength – Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Ben Cutting, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Jason Behrendorff, Beuran Hendricks
England’s players have left the tournament to play a bilateral series against Pakistan. Thus, Mumbai Indians has called Beuran Hendricks to join their camp.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested choices for Captain and Vice-captain for tonight’s match of KKR vs MI.
Captain Choices: Quinton de Kock, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik
Vice Captain Choices: Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of KKR vs MI.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)
Batsman – Rohit Sharma, Nitish Rana, Evin Lewis, Shubman Gill
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine (VC), Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Yarra Prithviraj
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Dinesh Karthik (VC)
Batsman – Rohit Sharma (C), Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill
All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Sunil Narine
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between KKR and MI is Sunil Narine.
In his last 14 matches against the Mumbai Indians in IPL, Narine took 19 wickets with an average of 19.45 (including 2 four-wicket hauls), making him a must-have player in both the leagues.
Both Quinton de Kock and Dinesh Karthik are in good form, thus whichever wicketkeeper you choose for your team, make him either captain or vice-captain.
Our Match Prediction:
Keeping MI’s recent form and their records at Eden Gardens in mind, we predict Mumbai Indians to win tonight’s game against the Kolkata Knight Riders in this season of Indian Premer League (IPL).
Current Points Table
Here is the current position of all teams in the points table.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s match of RR vs SRH performed really well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.