MI vs KKR Match Preview – The last week of the league matches in the Indian Premier League season 12 is near to end, and now it’s time for the last match before the playoffs, which will be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Mumbai Indians has already qualified for the playoffs, however, they would like to win this match so as to finish in the top two teams.
On the other hand, Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders have won their previous match against the Kings XI Punjab and with this win, their chance to grab the 4th position of playoffs is still alive. KKR will aim to win this encounter with higher net run-rate to ensure their qualification.
Las time when both these teams played against each other in this season, Mumbai Indians failed to chase the target given by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and lost the match. However, Hardik Pandya’s knock of 91 runs on 34 balls has won the hearts of every cricket Mumbai Indian fans.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see, how both the teams will anticipate each other tonight at the Wankhede to end this journey of league matches on a winning note.
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 56th match of the Indian Premier League 2019 of MI vs KKR will be hosted by the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
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 matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of MI vs KKR on Hotstar.
The pitch of Wankhede is really good for batting, especially in the second innings. The side boundaries of the ground are small and thus, we can expect it to be a high scoring game tonight between both the teams.
The team winning toss must look to chase on this flat surface of Wankhede.
Average 1st Innings total at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (last 4 IPL games): 176
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won – 2, Lost – 1, Tied – 1
According to our weather reports for this game, there are no chances of rain tonight, however, the high temperature and humidity here at Mumbai will not please the audience.
The temperature is expected to hover around 37-40 degrees, while the level of humidity will be around 70-78% during the match.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Mumbai Indians: W, L, W, L, W
Kolkata Knight Riders: W, W, L, L, L
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for tonight’s match.
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Barinder Sran, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
MI’s Bench Strength – Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan, Siddhesh Lad, Anmolpreet Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (C & wk), Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla, Rinku Singh, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier
KKR’s Bench Strength – Nikhil Naik, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Matt Kelly, KC Cariappa, Yarra Prithviraj, Harry Gurney, Shrikant Mundhe
KKR’s pacer Harry Gurney is injured and will thus most probably miss out tonight’s game against the Mumbai Indians.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of MI vs KKR.
Captain Choices: Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell
Vice Captain Choices: Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell
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 such as; Dream11, My Team 11, Dot Ball, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, and so on.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of MI vs KKR.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsman – Rohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Evin Lewis, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Andre Russell (C)
Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Sandeep Warrier
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsman – Kieron Pollard, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill (VC)
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (C), Sunil Narine, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between MI and KKR is Sunil Narine.
In his last 15 matches against the Mumbai Indians in IPL, Narine has taken 22 wickets at an average of 19.10, making him a must-have player in grand leagues.
Hardik Pandya is in form of his life. Thus, he is a very good option for making captain or vice-captain in both small or grand leagues.
Also, Sunil Narine is not opening the batting for his side and thus it’ll be wise not to make him a captain or vice-captain.
Our Match Prediction:
With such an excellent batting wicket at Wankhede, it will be easy to chase even high scores here.
Thus, we predict the team batting second to win tonight’s encounter.
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 RCB 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.