MI and KKR will lock horns at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Fans for both teams are excited for the performance. MI and KKR haven’t performed well in this tournament . Both the teams are placed in the second half of the table; Mumbai Indians are at 10 position and Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at 9th.
In this match, both teams would be desperate for a win because their victory can make a small difference but still retaining in the competition depends upon the overall match results. Both the teams have also played before in this season and KKR won by 5 wickets. Batting first in the match MI scored 161-4 in 20 overs. Dewald Brevis scored 29 runs and Suryakumar Yadav scored 52 runs. From KKR, Venkatesh Iyer and Pat Cummins had their half centuries as well .
The pitch of the DY Patil Stadium is good and as said by cricket experts , it is a good scoring ground. A fact about the ground is that no international matches have been played at the ground. From the observation of the previous matches, this pitch gives equal advantage to the teams but still the batting team has more advantage than the bowling one.
The situation of the Mumbai Indians is not up to par as the team played 10 matches and lost 8 of them. They have just 4 points. In the previous match with Gujarat Titans , despite playing well in the starting, MI couldn’t maintain the consistency till the end but somehow won by 5 runs. The players who can create difference can be Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan and Tim David. In their last match, these three played well and scored decently.
Talking about Kolkata Knight Riders, the team has played 11 matches so far and won 4 matches only. The team got defeated in 7 matches . They have 8 points which are better than its counterpart. They were blown away by the powerful team Lucknow Supergiants. If we observe their last, KKR appeared not organised. They should try to retain themselves in the tournament.
The Spot Latest predicts that the team who will win the toss may bowl first. From MI Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Verma can score good for the team as they are in form. At the same time from KKR, Jasprit Bumrah and Daniel Sams can perform well. Both the teams have to work hard and keep up all their guns and weapons to win.