Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the oldest and experienced teams of the Indian Premier League. He was part of the tournament since 2008 and also won the IPL T20 title twice. The performance of this team was not impressive in the last season of IPL.
Kolkata played a total of 14 matches in the league stage with six wins to his name. They lost eight matches and were ranked fifth in the points table with Sunrisers Hyderabad after the end of the league stage matches, but failed to qualify for the playoffs due to low run rate.
The team management of this team made some significant changes in their team for this season of Dream 11 IPL. The wicketkeeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik, will lead this team during this tournament.
Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Nikhil Naik, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Rinku Singh and Rahul Tripathi will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders batting order. Andre Russell is in superb form as we saw in CPL and it is a good sign for KKR. Along with Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi and Chris Green are the bowling all-rounders for the side, while Tom Banton is the wicket-keeper batsman who is part of the squad.
Talking about the bowling department, Kolkata Knight Riders are very rich. Some of the best and renowned bowlers of the T20 format are part of KKR’s squad. Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narayan, Sandeep Warrier, Lockie Ferguson, Manimaran Siddharth, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Varun Chakraborty and Ali Khan will look after the bowling department of Kolkata Knight Riders.
The defending champion and the most successful Indian Premier League team, Dream 11, failed in the beginning of this edition of the IPL and lost by a five-wicket margin in their opening match against Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai lost the toss and were asked to bat first. His batting order performed well. He scored 162 runs in his innings of 20 overs.
Saurabh Tiwari was the most successful and highest run-scorer for his side, scoring 42 runs while he faced 31 balls and hit three fours and a six. Quinton de Kock also did well with the bat. He scored 33 runs off just 20 balls with the help of five fours. Kiron Pollard scored 18 runs while Suryakumar Yadav scored 17 runs. Hardik Pandya could score 14 runs, while skipper Rohit Sharma had just 12 runs to his name.
The Mumbai Indians bowling unit got off to a good start and sent both the Chennai Super Kings openers back to the pavilion for a score of just six runs, but they failed to defend the target of 163 runs and charged for the target in 19.2 overs. Gone. Almost all the bowlers took wickets from his side. James Pattinson was the most economical bowler for him, taking one wicket for 27 runs in his four overs. Trent Bolt also did well with the ball.
He took one wicket for 23 runs in his 3.2 overs. Jasprit Bumrah was the bowler who failed to perform as expected in the previous match. He took 43 runs in his four overs and took one wicket. Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar took one wicket each in the previous match. We saw in the last match that the batting order of Mumbai Indians is in good condition but their bowling unit is struggling and they need to give their best performance in the upcoming matches.
Our today’s match prediction
Mumbai Indians are a strong team overall and have already played a match. Mumbai Indians are a stronger team than Kolkata Knight Riders, at least on paper. As per our IPL T20 prediction, Mumbai Indians are the favorite team that will win this match.
KKR Will WinToday Match Prediction
- The batting order of both teams is at least as strong on paper.
- Mumbai Indians lost the first match and they will come down with full force
- The presence of Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell makes Kolkata Knight Riders a strong team
- Kolkata Knight Riders bowling unit is experienced and strong
- Today’s win chances match for both teams
- Mumbai Indians is full of experienced and young players in T20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of T20 format are part of this team, so Kolkata Knight R are likely to win today’s match