IPL 47th match between KKR and MI at Eden Gardens Kolkata. KKR is at 6th position with 8 points and MI are at 2nd position with 14 points.
KKR has lost their last match against RR by 3 wickets and MI has won the last match against CSK by 46 runs.
KKR looks as a well-balanced side but somewhere down the line, they have missed their form. KKR lost their last 6 games so they are very desperate for a win. MI looks in great form after a huge win against CSK in Chennai. MI has a good mix of every department and the good thing is everyone in the team is performing very well. Both teams might go with the same Playing Xl.
KKR has a good mix of Indians and foreign players but they are unable to capitalize the crucial overs in the innings. MI side looks very positive with recent wins and hoping to continue their winning streak.
Head to Head Overall Matches – 23
KKR – 5 MI – 18
Probable Playing Xl
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa/Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (C, WK), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Average Score at Eden Gardens – 187
Last 3 Matches Form:
MI : W,L,W
If KKR need to make it for playoff they have to win this game or else it could be the end game for them. MI has almost sealed their spot in playoffs without any dependency from today’s match, their position may still be the same even if they lose today.
So, the entire pressure for this match will be on KKR. Will KKR strike back strong today?