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IPL 2019: Krishnamachari Srikkanth feels that Mumbai Indians are the team to beat

Mumbai have an 8 match winning streak against the Kolkata based outfit and KKR's last victory against MI came in 2014.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth
Krishnamachari Srikkanth. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the former Indian captain is of the opinion that this Sunday’s doubleheader could well be the most important one of IPL 2019. In the two matches that are lined up, RCB are taking on the DC away from home while KKR are hosting the MI at the Eden Gardens.

In his column in the TOI, Srikkanth opined that Mumbai is the team to beat at the moment and this Sunday’s doubleheader is perhaps the most important day in IPL 2019 as RCB and KKR which are in contention for the fourth spot could well be knocked out if they fail to secure a win. On the other hand, Delhi and Mumbai have a chance to make their case for the top two spots.

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He added “Mumbai, seem to be ticking all the boxes. I have spoken enough about finding a good team combination and the former Champions have understood that part well. Individual brilliance can win a game or two, but for a campaign to be successful, you need a team. With Rohit Sharma also finding form at the right moment, they look like the team to beat.”

“The Indian Opener has always relished batting at the Eden Gardens and would love to continue that. It goes without saying that this will be KKR’s last chance at redemption. According to the former opener, if KKR can hang to those high pressure and key moments of the game, they would be in with a fighting chance.”

Mumbai have an 8 match winning streak against the Kolkata based outfit and KKR’s last victory against MI came in 2014. Mumbai are currently enjoying a 18-5 head to head lead against the KKR. It has been a tale of a sorry season so far for Kolkata Knight Riders who did well in their first 5 games, winning 4 only to lose their next 6 games. While Mumbai have nearly qualified for the playoffs, they would be looking to seal one of the top 2 spots and with a victory over KKR, they could displace CSK from the top of the table.

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