MI vs KKR: Eoin Morgan led Kolkata Knight Riders will square off against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the 34th match of the tournament at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on September 23, Thursday.
Kolkata Knight Riders had a brilliant start to the second phase of the IPL 2021 after they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets and 10 overs to spare on Monday. That massive win must have provided them with much needed confidence. They have won three matches out of the eight they played so far. They are currently placed at the fifth spot in the points table. Knight Riders will be aiming to continue their winning streak against Mumbai Indians on Thursday.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, got off to a disappointing start in the IPL 2021 UAE leg as they faced a massive 20-runs defeat against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the second phase opener on Sunday. They are currently sitting fourth at the table with four wins and as many defeats in eight outings.
Coming to a head-to-head record, both teams have played 28 games against each other with Mumbai having an upper hand with 22 wins while Kolkata Knight Riders could manage only 6 victories. The last time they faced each other in the tournament, it was Mumbai Indians who emerged victorious by 10 runs.
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
It’s a balanced wicket with equal help for both batters and bowlers, batting will become much easier in the latter half of the match. Anything close to 180 is a good competitive score on this wicket.
Skies will be all clear in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. It will be a perfect environment for the last day of the tournament. The temperature will be around 23-24 Degree Celsius during the match. The humidity will be around 60%.
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
MI vs KKR Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton De Kock (WK), Ishan Kishan, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Saurabh Tiwary/Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Suryakumar Yadav.
Bench: Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Aditya Tare, Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Anmolpreet Singh, Marco Jansen, James Neesham, Anukul Roy, Jayant Yadav, Yudhvir Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary/Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill.
Bench: Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shakib Al Hasan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Ben Cutting, Kuldeep Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, Karun Nair, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Seifert, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee.
Match Predictions For Match 34 – MI vs KKR
If Mumbai Indians Won the Toss & Bat First
- Mumbai Indians Powerplay Score: 40-45
- Mumbai Indians Overall Score: 150-170
Mumbai Indians win the match.
If Kolkata Knight Riders Won the Toss & Bat First
- Kolkata Knight Riders Powerplay Score: 45-50
- Kolkata Knight Riders Overall Score: 165-185
Mumbai Indians win the match.
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