Kolkata Knight Riders will be squaring up against Mumbai Indians in match 34 of IPL 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The match will commence on Thursday, September 23 at 07:30 PM IST. Here is our MI vs KKR Dream11 Predictions, preview, squad, and predicted XI.
MI vs KKR Dream11 Predictions: Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders: Form
Kolkata Knight Riders put out a stunning show against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the same venue. A pitch that had something in it for the spinners, it were the KKR seamers who rocked RCB.
Prasidh Krishna set the early tempo dismissing Virat Kohli in the 2nd over of the game. Lockie Ferguson who finally got a game dislodged Devdutt Padikkal in the last ball of the powerplay. But it was Andre Russell who delivered the killer blow. He got Srikar Bharat and AB de Villiers on two successive deliveries. Varun Chakravarthy then picked Glenn Maxwell and Wanindu Hasaranga. It was a thorough bowling performance. They restricted RCB to 92. It was a brilliant team bowling performance.
KKR openers (Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer) then batted with great intent to overhaul the chase in 10 overs. This lifted KKR to a positive Net Run Rate and brought them back into the reckoning. KKR will now be eager to put up another giant-killing performance against Mumbai Indians. If they are able to do that then KKR will surely be a hot favourite to make the playoffs.
Mumbai Indians: Form
Mumbai Indians fell short in the first game of the UAE leg against arch-rivals CSK. They had CSK on the mat having restricted them to 24-4 in the powerplay. But they not just let CSK off the hook but dug themselves a hole in that game. MI’s batting wore a thin look in the absence of Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya.
Rohit Sharma is expected to return for this game. His presence will be a big boost for MI who visibly lacked firepower in the CSK game. MI will expect better returns from their bowlers in the death overs too. It is not beyond MI though to make a stirring comeback that too against their favourite team.
MI vs KKR Dream11 Predictions: Team
Quinton de Kock: Quinton de Kock will look to maximise the powerplay against KKR.
Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma boasts of a great record against KKR. His only century in the league has come against them.
Suryakumar Yadav: He will be keen to make a big score after having had quite a middling IPL season so far until now.
Shubman Gill: Shubman Gill has a fine record against MI. He looked in imperious touch against RCB too. Gill will look to make it count.
Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya is expected to return to the side in the game against KKR. He has a solid record against KKR.
Sunil Narine: Sunil Narine has a wood over Rohit Sharma. Expect him to be bowling in the powerplay.
Andre Russell: Andre Russell looked dangerous with the ball in the game against RCB. If Russell fires with the bat, KKR are a different team.
Jasprit Bumrah: He had an off game against CSK. Bumrah will be eyeing a comeback against KKR.
Rahul Chahar: He is India’s premier wrist spinner. Expect him to restrict KKR’s middle-order.
Varun Chakravarthy: He is India’s only mystery spinner. He looked unplayable against RCB. KKR will want him to dominate MI too.
Lockie Ferguson: Not everyone can manage his fiery pace. He is a good asset to have in the team.
MI vs KKR Dream11 Predictions: Playing XI
Mumbai Indians predicted XI:
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders predicted XI:
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
MI vs KKR | TV and live streaming details in India
1. TV: Star Sports Network
2. Live streaming: Hotstar
MI vs KKR Dream11 Predictions
Our MI vs KKR Dream11 prediction is that KKR might go on to upset MI as they are the more upbeat side.
Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results.