A fully interesting clash is on the way as Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians in the 32nd game of the 2020 Indian Premier League. The match is scheduled to be held at Sheikh Zayed Stadium; Abu Dhabi and begins at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC).

In this tournament, Mumbai Indians (MI) is on a roll, whereas Kolkata Knight Riders has not performed its best so far.

Match Preview:

Mumbai Indians:

In the tournament, Mumbai Indians is behaving like ruthless. In 7 matches, they won 5 matches and placed at the second position in the points table.

Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav, all are in their fantastic form. In the limited chances, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard have been showing their magnificent skills.

In the bowling department, the trio of James Pattinson, Trent Boult, and Jasprit Bumrah have been dangerous for the opposite team with Rahul Chahar.

 Probable Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jaspreet Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata Knight Riders have been in fine form but they can improve more. Consistently, Shubhman Gill is making runs but as an opening batsman, KKR requires him to play big scores.

Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, all are earning runs but lack their stability. Furthermore, they will be scoring over Andre Russell’s form, who is in out of form.

In the bowling department, there are issues with Pat Cummins, who is unable to back in the form.

Probable Playing XI:

Shubhman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (C/wk), Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, PatCummins/ Lockier Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthi, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Pitch Report:

At Abu Dhabi, the surface gets slower with the progression of the match. Second batting will be difficult.

 Weather condition:

In Abu Dhabi, the weather is expected to be sunny, warm and the temperature is hovering around 40 degree Celsius.

Probable top performers:

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma:

In the tournament, Rohit Sharma is continuing in good form. In the last match, he might have missed it. We can expect fine cricket in this match against KKR.

Surya Kumar Yadav: 

For Mumbai Indians, Surya Kumar Yadav is a superstar. In the last match, he looked dangerous against Delhi Capitals.

Trent Boult: 

This season, Trent Boult has been sparkling. KKR batsman will find it very difficult to manage the pace and swing of the pacer.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Eoin Morgan:

In the tournament, Eoin Morgan has played some fantastic knocks. KKR requires him to come good against Mumbai Indians.

Dinesh Karthik:

Against KXIP, Dinesh Karthik played a stunning inning. Although he missed out on the last match, he will back himself to make a big total against Mumbai Indians.

Andre Russell:

In the tournament, Russell is not in that good form and needs a match to get back.

 Head to head:

  • Overall T20I Matches – 26
  • Mumbai Indians won – 20
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won – 06
  • No Result – 00
  • Tie– 00

Team form in last 5 matches:

  • Mumbai Indians–  W, T, W, W, W
  • Kolkata Knight Riders – W, L, W, W, L

Broadcast Details:

  • Tv – Star Sports Network
  • Live Streaming – Disney+ Hotstar
  • Match Timings – 16th October 2020 at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC)

Probable winning team:

Mumbai Indians have a better batting line up along with a bowling attack. This can be more difficult for Kolkata Knight Riders to handle. So, Mumbai Indians have more probability of winning the match.

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