With a bang of 14th edition, now we are moving towards the fifth match of the season that will be between MI taking on KKR at Chennai. Both the teams had played one-one match each in IPL-2021 where Mumbai lost to Bangalore in the opening match of the tournament by 2 wickets. On the other side Kolkata Knight Riders started their tournament with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs.
Talking about Mumbai Indians they have to fill the gaps they created in the opening match as they have to strengthen their bowling unit. Rahul Chahar form is still a concern for them which might open windows for Jayant Yadav or Piyush Chawla.
Chris Lynn had played his first match for MI and seemed in a good touch but with the arrival of Quinton de Kock he might miss the place in the playing XI. All rounders like Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard have to take step forward as they got out in a very quick succession.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders, has a blistering start towards the season. Their batsmen are in fine touch. All they have to accelerate is Russell’s dynamic approach. He got out soon in the match against SRH. Their team combination seems to be better this time as proper exhibition exists in the playing XI. Shubman Gill has to take the responsibility now and play a long inning.
Mumbai Indians have 5 Titles In their name while Kolkata Knight Riders have 2 titles in their kitty with the last one taken 7 years ago that is 2014.
Head to Head
Both teams played 27 matches against Each other and with 21 wins Mumbai Indians taking a mammoth lead over Eoin Morgan led KKR.
Possible Playing XI of Both teams
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.
Rohit Sharma (c), Chris Lynn/Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Suggested Fantasy XI for KKR vs MI match for Good Gamer Fantasy App
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision