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IPL 2021: It’s Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders – What To Expect?

Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders both have played eight matches till now in IPL 2021. While Mumbai Indians have secured four wins and four defeats, Kolkata Knight Riders have secured three wins and five defeats. Mumbai Indians, currently at fourth place in IPL 2021 chart, is aiming to return to their winning ways with facing Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today. Earlier, Mumbai Indians lost to Chennai Super Kings by 20 runs without regular skipper Rohit Sharma. However, the return of Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya for the match against Kolkata Knight Riders is the most prominent talk point in the Mumbai Indians camp today.

At the press conference of Mumbai Indians on the eve of their match against Kolkata Knight Riders, New Zealand seamer Trent Boult said: “They are both recovering very well. In terms of their selection for the next game, I’m not too sure what’s going on there. But day by day, they are improving,” The pacer also added that both are vital players in the team, and everyone in the group is desperate to get them back. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a great win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last match by defeating them with 9 wickets. The opening partner of Shubham Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, hit 41 in 27 deliveries; however, Gill missed out on half-century scoring 48 off 34 balls. Currently, Kolkata Knight Riders is standing at sixth place in the IPL 2021 charts and winning the match against Mumbai Indians is an excellent opportunity for the KKR to redeem themselves in IPL 2021.

The Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders match is the 34th match of IPL 2021 and will begin at 7:30 PM (IST). The toss will take place 30 minutes before the schedule, i.e. at 7 PM (IST). The average 1st innings score for this match stands at 165. 

Where to watch MI vs KKR?

Star Sports 1 HD/SD will telecast the match with English commentary and Star Sports Hindi with Hindi commentary. 

Where to live stream MI vs KKR?

You can stream the live IPL 2021 match on the Disney+ Hotstar app in four languages. 

MI vs KKR statistics

Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 28 matches, out of which Mumbai Indians have won 22 games while Kolkata Knight Riders have won 6 games. However, if one looks at the overall record of chasing teams, both have maintained a winning percentage of 60, and it seems like the MI vs KKR match will be a head to head one. Meanwhile, this match will be Shubham Gill’s 50th IPL game, and if Rohit Sharma makes a comeback and scores 18, he’ll become the first player of IPL who scored 1000 runs against a single opposition team as he has so far scored 982 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Squads (likely) 

Mumbai Indians 

Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton de Kock(W), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Hardik Pandya, Anmolpreet Singh, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Roosh Kalaria, James Neesham, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders

Eoin Morgan(C), Dinesh Karthik(W), Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Tim Southee, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora

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