IPL 2021 Match 5
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Date : Tuesday, April 13 2021
Venue : MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will play their second match but first against each other in IPL 2021 on Tuesday.
In their first match both teams lost the toss and were asked to bat first. As per trends over the years, Mumbai Indians lost their first match by 2 wickets in the IPL opener. KKR put up a hefty score of 187/6 and defended it successfully.
KKR is coming with a win over mighty SRH that will have definitely boosted their confidence. Kolkata Knight Riders managed to beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad side in a high-scoring affair in Chennai. Nitish Rana was the catalyst of Kolkata’s victory with the willow. The left-hander scored 80 off just 56 deliveries to allow the Eoin Morgan led side to post a competitive total of 187/6 on the board. In reply, even though the ‘Orange Army’ gave some jitters to the Kolkata side, they eventually fell short of the target by 10 runs.
Though the MI vs RCB match was decided only off the last ball, the Bangalore outfit managed to cross the finish line against the Rohit Sharma led side. The Mumbai side need not be too worried about a loss in their opening game, as the Bangalore side owes its victory against Mumbai mainly to the exploits of two men. While Harshal Patel sliced through the Mumbai batting lineup and scalped 5 wickets to restrict them to a total of 159/9, Ab De Villiers’ blazing 27-ball 48 with the willow allowed the Bangalore side to romp home in a thriller.
The pitch is supposed to be equally favourable for both spinners and pacers but still both teams will load up with spinners to avoid any risk if Chennai pitch turns up to its real nature. Talking about the match winning score, 180 would be quite enough.
Head to Head Stats:
Total Matches : 27, KKR Won: 6, MI Won: 21
Likely Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock/Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both teams are balanced with Indian and overseas players. Overall Mumbai Indians come up as favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Mumbai Indians are likely to register a win over KKR.
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