The fifth match of IPL will be a fiery match of Kolkata Knight Riders versus Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday.
Here is a glimpse at the match preview of today’s face-off:
Kolkata Knight Riders versus Mumbai Indians Match Preview
KKR would be happy to have started the tournament on a winning note. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, would look to forget what happened in the first game and focus on the next game. Both teams look good on paper.
Against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the first game of IPL 2021, it was one of those rare occasions when Mumbai Indians failed to produce solid performance with the bat. After Rohit Sharma got run-out, wickets kept falling at regular falling at regular intervals against disciplined bowling against RCB.
Nonetheless, all the batsmen are in decent form and one can expect the Blue Army to go out all guns blazing against KKR. Talking about the changes in the side, Quinton de Kock is likely to replace Chris Lynn in the squad. Looking at how the pitch has played at Chepauk, Rohit might be tempted to go with an extra spinner against KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR would be high on confidence after registering a 10-run victory in their opening game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). It was an all-around performance from Morgan and Co. on Sunday. Runs coming from the top-order have come out as a major boost for the side. Big guns such as Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell though, have a forgettable outing with the bat.
The bowlers pitched the ball at the right areas. Shakib Al Hasan’s inclusion has given a great balance to the side. And it remains to be seen if the skipper will persist with the Bangladeshi cricketer or Sunil Narine will make a comeback in the squad. Harbhajan Singh bowled only one over in the game. It will be interesting to see if he retains his position or not.