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IPL 2018 MI vs KKR Match Preview: Do or Die for Mumbai Indians

IPL 2018 MI vs KKR Match Preview: Do or Die for Mumbai Indians
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Mumbai Indians are going to play against two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders in their home ground(Wankhede Stadium), today on 6 May 2018. The match is going to be tougher for Mumbai Indians, as they are at the No 5th Position in IPL Points 2018 Points Table. Mumbai have won three out of their nine games, and now they can’t afford a single defeat against any team. One defeat and they will be out of the tournament. While on the other hand, Dinesh Karthik led Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to strengthen their place for the playoffs, by getting victory over Mumbai Indians. KKR have won five out of nine games and they are third on the points table.

Mumbai Indians:

Skipper Rohit Sharma is struggling with his form, in the last game, Rohit played some magnificent shots, which can be helpful for Mumbai Indians. The opening pair of Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav is doing well, and once again the opening batting attack will be held on their shoulder. Suryakumar is the top-5 highest scorer in VIVO IPL 2018, and he is contributing in every match. The middle order is considerable for Mumbai Indians, Pollard is out of form, and Cutting has not gotten more opportunities in this IPL. So, Pandya Brothers will manage the Mumbai’s Middle-order-Batting.

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Mayank Markande doing extremely well and Mitchell McClenaghan could be seen as a third pacer with Mustafizur Rehman, who has been rested in the last game. If Mitchell plays, Ben cutting will be dropped.

Mumbai Indians Probable XI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, JP Duminy, Ben Cutting/Mustafizur Rahman, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata is playing under the leadership of Dinesh Karthik, who has been in a great form since Sri Lanka Tour. KKR Batting is their actual strength and they won most of the games on its basis. However, Opener Chris Lynn was failed to score runs in the ast game, but assuming him a underdog, might be a destorious for Mumbai Indians. His partner and Carrebian spinner Sunil Narine will joins him at Opening order.

KKR Middle order consists Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, and Andre Russell. In the last game, Gill and Karthik played an fantastic less ball consuming innings and sealed their fifth victoryof IPL 2018. KKR Bowling will be leading by Shivam mavi, Mitchell Johnson, and Kuldeep Yadav. KKR Spin trio–Narine, Kuldeep, and Chawla might be more dangerous against Mumbai.

Kolkatav Knight Riders Probable XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Rinku Singh/Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson/Tom Curran, Kuldeep Yadav.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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