Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 47 will see Kolkata Knight Riders host Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens.

Kolkata Knight Riders lost their last game against Rajasthan Royals by 3 wickets. Archer hitting 10 runs in first two bowls of the last over to help Royals chase Kolkata’s target. They are seventh in the IPL points table.

Mumbai Indians won their last game against Chennai by 46 runs. Rohit Sharma rotated his bowers well who kept on taking wickets without letting Chennai build a solid partnership. They are second in the IPL points table with 14 points.

Form

Kolkata Knight Riders – LLLLL

Kolkata Knight Riders have lost six consective games. They had started the season quite well but have lost their momentum now. Six straight defeats has taken them down to seventh position in the points table. A lot of their past few season’s stars have been out of form this season.

Mumbai Indians – LWWLW

Mumbai has been playing quite well in recent games. They have lost twice in their last two games. Both of these defeats came against Rajasthan Royals. They have many in-form players who have been consistently good for them in recent games.

Stadium

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Probable Lineups

Kolkata Knight Riders

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c, wk), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Yarra Prithviraj, Prasidh Krishna

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

Key Player

Andre Russell (KKR)

Russell hasn’t performed at his best in the past couple of games. It’s maybe his wrist that’s been an issue for him throughout the season. But if Kolkata wants to get those two points on board they need Russell to be at his explosive best.

Hardik Pandya (MI)

Hardik Pandya has been the man in form for Mumbai Indians so far. He has helped the team put on good totals with his blistering batting in the death overs. He also comes in handy with bowl in his hand. Hardik will be key once again for Mumbai against Kolkata.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – de Kock

Batsmen – Rana, Rohit, Gill, Suryakumar

All Rounder – Narine, Hardik, Russell

Bowler – Malinga, P Chawla, Bumrah

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