MI vs KKR Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 32
Mumbai Indians defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by a big margin of 49 runs earlier this season.
Updated - Oct 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
The 32nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
The defending champions, Mumbai Indians (MI), are only a few steps away from sealing a playoffs spot. Just 7 games into the tournament and the team has already registered 5 victories. With 10 points and a great NRR, they would look forward to winning at least three or four games out of the remaining 7 to hold on to a spot in the top-two. In their next encounter, they will be squaring off against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
The Knights are in the top four at this stage with 4 wins from 7 games. However, there is intense competition for the fourth spot with so many teams still in contention. Ideally, they would like to seal a win here in this game and climb up the ladder. But in their previous encounter against MI in this season, they ended up losing by 49 runs. KKR would look to draw level by winning this match and take the battle against MI further on if they get into the playoffs.
MI vs KKR Weather Report for Match 32:
The temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius for a majority part of the game. The humidity levels, meanwhile, will be in the early 50s.
Abu Dhabi is the only venue in this tournament where the chasing teams have fared considerably well. The pitch holds a good amount of assistance for the bowlers and the batters. Toss here shouldn’t make a massive difference.
Average first innings score:
169 (Thus far at this venue in this tournament)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 5, Lost – 5, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Sunil Narine didn’t play the last game as he was reported for a suspect bowling action. The KKR veteran is currently working on it and might not start for this game.
MI vs KKR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Tom Banton/Chris Green, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tom Banton/Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Manimaran Siddharth, Sunil Narine.
MI vs KKR Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Shubman Gill is the leading run-scorer for KKR this season with 254 runs from 7 games at an average of 42.
Rohit Sharma scored 216 runs in 7 matches. Even though he missed out in the last game, the MI skipper is expected to bounce back in this encounter.
Quinton de Kock scored 53 off 36 balls in the last match and seems to be getting back to his usual best.
In 6 innings, Kieron Pollard scored 174 runs and was dismissed only once. He also picked up a couple of wickets with the ball.
With 11 wickets in 7 games, Jasprit Bumrah is the leading wicket-taker for MI along with Trent Boult. Even though he hasn’t been at his usual best this season, he is a game-changer and must be a part of your team.
Andre Russell picked up 6 wickets this season and is the highest wicket-taker for his team. While he hasn’t got going with the bat yet, he can be mighty destructive if he gets into his zone.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock
Vice-Captain Options – Shubman Gill, Kieron Pollard
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ishan Kishan
Batters – Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill (vc)
All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock (c), Dinesh Karthik
Batters – Rohit Sharma, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard (vc)
Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna
Quinton de Kock has been slightly inconsistent this season. But the Proteas skipper hasn’t unleashed his full potential with the bat as yet. You can take a chance by having him as the captain of your Grand League team.
Today’s MI vs KKR Probable Winners:
Mumbai Indians are predicted to win this match.