MI vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: The 34th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
MI vs KKR Match Preview
The 34th match of the VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders on 23rd September at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Mumbai Indians have seen a mixed season so far with four victories from eight matches. They are currently placed at the fourth spot in the points table. They played their last match against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai, where they lost the game by 20 runs. Chasing 156 posted by Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians could manage only 136. They will look to make a comeback in the tournament and win as many matches as they can.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand have played eight games so far in the tournament, out of which they have won three. They are currently placed at the sixth spot in the points table and will look to grab more wins to make their way to the playoffs easy.
Kolkata Knight Riders played their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore where they won the game by a huge margin of 9 wickets, thanks to some beautiful batting display from Shubman Gill and bowling display from Varun Chakravarthy. They will look to extend their winning streak in the tournament.
Talking about their head-to-head record, the two teams have played 28 matches against each other in the history of IPL so far, where Mumbai Indians hold a massive 22 victories while Kolkata Knight Riders managed to win just 6 games.
Kolkata Knight Riders will surely look to improve their head to head record against Mumbai on Thursday while Mumbai will be desperate to make a comeback in the tournament. It will be their second meeting in the tournament. The last time they played against each other in this season, Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 34 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
MI vs KKR Match Details
- Match: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 34
- Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
MI vs KKR Weather & Pitch Report
The surface is good for the bowlers who have variations and change-ups. We can expect a good match with the two teams coming head to head in a close contest, but the team batting first will hold an advantage. Batting might be difficult.
The weather during the MI vs KKR match will be ideal for the match. According to AccuWeather, the temperature in Dubai is expected to be around 31-Degree Celsius during the commencement of the match. Meanwhile, the humidity levels throughout the course of the match will hover 62 to 64 per cent.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi considering the last 5 matches played here is 165 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
MI vs KKR Head-to-Head
Mumbai Indians & Kolkata Knight Riders Form
Mumbai Indians & Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Mumbai Indians Squads
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Roosh Kalaria, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Marco Jansen, Dhawal Kulkarni, Arjun Tendulkar, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Anmolpreet Singh, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Yudhvir Singh, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Karun Nair, Sheldon Jackson, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Sandeep Warrier, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Kuldeep Yadav, Rinku Singh, Shakib Al Hasan.
MI vs KKR Dream11 Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Hardik Pandya / Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Trent Boult.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi.
Top 5 Picks For MI vs KKR
1. Suryakumar Yadav
He is one of the best batting options for your fantasy team. He has scored 176 runs so far in this IPL at an average of 22 and will be looking for a big knock in the upcoming match.
2. Shubman Gill
He was one of the key batsmen in the last match against RCB. He smashed 48 runs from 34 deliveries while chasing a small target set by RCB. Overall, he has amassed 180 runs in 8 matches at an average of 22.5.
3. Andre Russell
The big hitter is one of the key all rounders and once again will be vital in the upcoming match. He bowled an unplayable yorker to dismiss AB de Villiers in his last match and all eyes will be on him once again.
4. Trent Boult
He will be another best wicket taking option for Mumbai Indians. The New Zealand pacer has picked 10 wickets in this season so far, with the best figures of 3/28.
5. Varun Chakravarthy
The mystery spinner of Kolkata Knight Riders did his job well against RCB and now it will be a big challenge against defending champions on Thursday.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Picks For MI vs KKR
|Andre Russell||539 Point|
|Varun Chakravarthy||360 Point|
|Suryakumar Yadav||302 Point|
|Quinton de Kock||286 Point|
|Shubman Gill||278 Point|
Player Stats/Records of Top 5 Picks For MI vs KKR
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Andre Russell||163 Runs & 10 Wickets|
|Varun Chakravarthy||10 Wickets|
|Suryakumar Yadav||176 Runs|
|Quinton de Kock||172 Runs|
|Shubman Gill||180 Runs|
Captaincy Picks For MI vs KKR
- Shikhar Dhawan
- David Warner
- Rashid Khan
MI vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
- All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer
- Bowlers: Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
- Captain: Suryakumar Yadav
- Vice-Captain: Andre Russell
Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard
- All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Krunal Pandya
- Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
- Captain: Shubman Gill
- Vice-Captain: Quinton de Kock
MI vs KKR Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
MI vs KKR Probable Winner
Mumbai Indians is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.