KKR vs MI Dream11 Prediction, IPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, & More For Today's IPL Match - Apr 13th 2021

KKR vs MI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 5 – Apr 13th 2021

In his last 5 T20 games, Nitish Rana has scored 60+ runs thrice.

Preview:

Given their history, not many Mumbai Indians fans will be disappointed at their defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first game of the competition. They have traditionally been slow-starters, but if there is one game they will be super-confident about, it is the game against Kolkata Knight Riders.

The Indians have dominated the Knights since the inception of this competition and will aim to continue the tradition. This time around, however, the dynamic will be a bit different. Firstly, the Knights will be buzzing after their hard-fought win over a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad team. To add to that, the match is in Chennai, where KKR’s spin trio of Shakib Al Hasan, Harbhajan Singh and Varun Chakravarthy will enjoy bowling.

Match Details:

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar

Pitch Report:

Interestingly, the surface here in Chennai has not been all about the bowlers. While the surface is certainly a tacky one, the likes of Nitish Rana and AB de Villiers have proved that there are runs in it as well. Overall, anything around 175 should be a good total on this ground.


Predicted Playing XIs for KKR vs MI:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna.

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.


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Top Picks for KKR vs MI Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Batsmen

Rohit Sharma looked in good touch in the last game, but was unlucky to get run out on 19. He was in good form in the ODI series against England, and in his last T20 game before coming into IPL, he scored 64 runs from just 34 deliveries.

Nitish Rana was promoted to open the innings for KKR in the last match and the southpaw made full use of the opportunity. He has been in great form recently, as in his last 5 T20 games, he has scored 60+ runs thrice.

Top Picks – All-Rounders

At the time Andre Russell came to bat in the last match, accelerating from ball number 1 was the only option. Hence, the fact that he got out for only 5 runs should not have any effect on his appeal. He also bowled well at the death in the last match and got the wicket of Vijay Shankar.

Hardik Pandya had a below-par game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, but he played well in the ODI and T20I series against England. In his last game before IPL, which was an ODI, he scored 44-ball 64.

Top Picks – Bowlers

Jasprit Bumrah kept Mumbai Indians in the game till the very end in the last match by dismissing Virat Kohli and Dan Christian. He has picked up 12 wickets in his last 5 IPL games.

Pat Cummins picked up only one wicket in the last game, but it was the highly important wicket of Jonny Bairstow. He also had the best economy rate from the KKR bowlers.

Top Picks – Wicketkeepers

Ishan Kishan’s 28 from just 19 deliveries provided his team with the acceleration they needed at that point of the innings against Bangalore. He has scored 25+ runs in 4 of his last 5 T20 games.

KKR vs MI Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

Player Statistics (Last 5 T20s) Dream11 Points
Rohit Sharma 178 Runs 26, 96, 19, 29, 95
Nitish Rana 263 Runs 119, 101, 25, 43, 142
Andre Russell 48 Runs, 5 Wickets 33, 18, 122, 23, 29
Jasprit Bumrah 12 Wickets 77, 6, 146, 117, 101
Suryakumar Yadav 142 Runs 47, 75, 103, 12, 31

Also Read: IPL 2021, Match 3: SRH vs KKR, Stats Review – KKR create a new milestone, Nitish Rana’s record and more stats


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill (VC), Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Prasidh Krishna, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

 

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell (VC), Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh


KKR vs MI Risky Captaincy Picks:

Suryakumar Yadav scored 31 runs in the last game. In all of his last 3 T20 matches, he has scored 30+ runs. He can be a differential captaincy pick.

Shakib Al Hasan picked up a wicket in his first over back in KKR shirt, as he dismissed another former Knight in Wriddhiman Saha. In the 3 games before coming into IPL, which involves a Test and 2 ODIs, he scored 150+ runs and also took 2 wickets. He can be a risky captaincy pick.

Player you should avoid

Kieron Pollard is coming lower down the order in this Mumbai lineup, and in his last 3 T20Is, he scored only 20 runs and did not pick up any wickets. Hence, you should give him a miss.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.