The 32nd match of this year’s IPL will take place in Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi) between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mumbai Indians are in great form having won all their last 4 games while Kolkata Knight Riders have lost 2 of their last 4 matches.
Victory for the current champions will take them to the number 1 spot while a victory for KKR will give them a 4 point lead from Sunrisers Hyerdrabad who are in 5th place.
The champions look favorite for the match but Dinesh Karthik leaving the captain responsibilities may help them regain the form. The new captain of KKR is English captain Eoin Morgan. The CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders has praised Karthik for putting his team’s needs first rather than his wish of being in captaincy.
KKR vs MI Match 32 Pre Match Analysis, Predicted Xi
Mumbai Indians Squad
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Quinton de Kock (Wicketkeeper), Kieron Pollard, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), Aditya Tare (Wicketkeeper), James Pattinson.
Mumbai Indians predicted 11
Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Trent Boult.
Kolkata Knight Riders squad
Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Chris Green, Eoin Morgan(C), M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton, Varun Chakravarthy.
Kolkata Knight Riders predicted 11
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, and Pat Cummins.
Pitch will favor the side who bats first. A score of 160-180 will be enough to get the 2 points. Bowling second will give spinners good help.
The temperature will be quite hot in Abu Dabhi as it is forecasted that it will be between 30-40 degrees-Celcius.