Dream 11 IPL Match 5: Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Mumbai Indians Preview


KKR are finally going to play in the 5th match of Dream 11 IPL 2020. The match is going to be played in Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi.


 

Head to Head

 

The Head to Head between these two teams is heavily in favour of Mumbai Indians.

In total, they have played 25 matches out of which MI have won 19 matches and KKR have won only 6.

MI has a good record against KKR but they are yet to register a win in the matches played in UAE.

 

Squads

 

KKR Squad IPL 2020

MI Squad IPL 2020


 

Top Players of KKR and MI

 

KKR:

  • A Russell: With the overall batting strike rate of 186.41 and an average of 33.33 he would grab a spot in any IPL team. In 2019 edition of IPL he scored at a strike rate of 204.81 and an average of 56.66.

  • D Karthik: He has been phenomenal with the bat in T20 cricket in recent years. In the previous two editions for KKR, he has scored at an average of 41.72 and a strike rate of 147.25.

  • K Yadav: His international T20 record is better than in IPL so far but this year could be a breakthrough year for him, after all, he is one of the rear breeds of players who bowls left-arm leg-spin in other words bowling style Chinaman.

  • S Narine: The mystery spinner and an unorthodox yet a swashbuckling batsman needs no introduction. KKR should play him as an opener to take full advantage of his all-round capabilities.

  • S Gill: He is touted as the next big thing in Indian Cricket. He is 21 years old but has already played in 27 IPL matches, in these matches he scored at an average of 33.26 and a strike rate of 132.36.

MI:

  • R Sharma: The star Indian batsman is known for his effortless batting and astute captaincy. He has been in phenomenal form for team India but hasn’t performed as expected from him with the bat for Mumbai Indians. He is expected to perform well in this year’s edition.

  • K Pollard: He has been the go-to finisher for Mumbai Indians for a long time now. In 2019, he scored 279 runs at a strike rate of 156.74.

  • J Bumrah: He is Indian cricket team’s best fast bowler and played a crucial role in MI’s last year’s triumph in IPL. He picked up 19 wickets and with an economy of 6.63 and SR of 19.

  • Q de Kock: He was the best batsman for Mumbai Indians in 2019; he scored 529 runs at an average of 35.26 and a strike rate of 132.91.

  • H Pandya: He along with Pollard makes a destructive lower middle-order for MI. He was in imperious form last year; he scored 402 runs at an average of 44.66 and strike rate of 191.42. He is returning from a back injury so there are chances that he might play as a pure batsman.


 

Likely Playing 11

 


 
K Nagarkoti player to watch out for
 

Both teams look equally strong on paper hence this should be an excellent contest for the cricket lovers. My allegiance is with Mumbai Indians what about you?



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