Almost a week of IPL10 season got over and still the excitement level of Cricket fans is on the top. So the next match of this double header tournament which is also the seventh match of this IPL10 season is in between Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders began their IPL 2017 journey with authority when they thumped Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets in Rajkot. However, Mumbai who suffered a defeat in their previous match will be under pressure to perform infront of their home crowd.
Statistics though are stacked against KKR as they have managed to win just one match out of their previous nine battles against MI in Mumbai.
Here are 7 sneak preview of IPL 2017 seventh match
#1 The IPL seventh match is between Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders. Today’s match is the second match of IPL10 season for both teams.The two-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians did not get off to the most auspicious start as they lost their first match of the season against Rising Pune Supergiants by seven wickets.
#2 This seventh match of IPL10 2017 Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders is taking place, today 8pm at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
#3 Mumbai Indians likely XI: Jos Buttler, Parthiv Patel (wk), Rohit Sharma (cp), Ambati Rayudu,Shreyas Gopal, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah.
#4 Mumbai Indians: Mumbai Indians have a clear advantage when it comes to home game against Kolkata Knight Riders, having won five out of six games between these two sides at the Wankhede stadium. Mumbai’s only loss to Kolkata at Wankhede came five years back when the hosts were bowled out for 108 in pursuit of 141. In their last five meetings, Kolkata have won twice while Mumbai have won three times, and their last three encounters resulting in MI wins.
#5 Kolkata Knight Riders likely XI: Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Trent Boult.
#6 Kolkata Knight Riders: They are a very formidable unit, an experienced side and they know how to win championships. They showed in last match that how clinical they were against Gujarat.
#7 In the last five meetings of Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, KKR have won twice while Mumbai have won three times, and their last three encounters resulting in MI wins. Overall, Mumbai have a far superior record in meetings between the two sides, having won 13 of the 18 encounters against KKR.
Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma(c), Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir(c), Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Trent Boult, Shakib Al Hasan, Umesh Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Rajpoot, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Darren Bravo, Rishi Dhawan, Rovman Powell, Ishank Jaggi, Sayan Ghosh, Ramsingh Sanjay Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme.
Mumbai Indians: Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel (wk)
Jos Buttler to open the batting and the Somerset-born right-hander repaid the faith his team had in him by scoring a 19-ball 38 with the help of three fours and three sixes. While Parthiv Patel has been in fine form and is likely to open the batting for Mumbai Indians against the Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c) and Chris Lynn
Chris Lynn’s last five innings in 20-over cricket read 85*, 84*, 13, 98* and 93*, with all those four unbeaten fifties coming while chasing. It was a surprise to see Lynn walk out to open the innings, but the Australian justified the KKR management’s decision after he smashed a 41-ball 93 and stitched together a record opening partnership with his captain Gautam Gambhir.
According to us Mumbai Indians will hold an edge.
- Mumbai Indians have beaten Kolkata Knight Riders for the thirteen times in 18 matches. They won five out of six games between these two sides at the Wankhede stadium.
- They have smashing Batting line up like Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard.
- Their team includes best bowlers like Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah.