Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be taking on Mumbai Indians in the first match of 2015 Indian Premier League on 8 April at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Gautam Gambhir will be leading KKR team whereas MI will play under Rohit Sharma’s Captaincy.
Head to Head
Mumbai Indians 10:4 Kolkata Knight Riders
This is going to be 15th meet between KKR and MI in IPL and Mumbai Indians have won 10 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders in played 14 games. Only on 4 occasions Kolkata team succeed to beat Mumbai. Hence it is going to be an interesting home battle for KKR.
On card both teams look perfect and can beat each other at any moment. Rohit Sharma’s captaincy has been tremendous in previous IPL editions and he led well side in 2013 to claim title. On the other hand KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir guided his side to win 2012 and 2014 Indian Premier League trophy. So it will be the clash between two IPL winning captains side.
Kolkata Knight Riders will be heavily depending on their Captain Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Andree Russell to put big runs on the scoreboard. Whereas Mumbai Indians will be depending on Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Aaron Finch, Kieron Pollard and Aditya Tare.
Both teams are having good bowling line-ups as well. Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel will be crucial bowlers for Kolkata Knight Riders whereas Mumbai Indians bowling will be relying on the shoulders of Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh and Vinay Kumar.
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So this is going to be an exciting twenty20 IPL match tomorrow between MI and KKR. Let’s have a look at the probable playing XIs for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians match.
Expected Playing 11s
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai Indians|
|Gautam Gambhir (Captain)||Rohit Sharma (Captain)|
|Robin Uthappa||Aaron Finch|
|Kuldeep Yadav||Aditya Tare|
|Manish Pandey||Ambati Rayudu|
|Ryan ten Doeschate||Parthiv Patel|
|Yusuf Pathan||Kieron Pollard|
|Andree Russell||Unmukt Chand|
|Suryakumar Yadav||Lasith Malinga|
|Umesh Yadav||R Vinay Kumar|
|Sunil Narine||Harbhajan Singh|
|Morne Morkel||Josh Hazlewood|
Kolkata Knight Riders will be favorite to win tomorrow and as per Sports Mirchi predictions they have 60 percent chances over Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens.
Whom you’ll support tomorrow, KKR or MI?