KOL vs MI Dream11 Prediction :
Kolkata Knight Riders will face off Mumbai Indians in their first match of Indian Premier League 2020 in Abu Dhabi tonight. Knight Riders who have won the championship in 2012 as well as in 2014 haven’t been consistent since then and this year they will be more deter mind and in the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik and coaching of Brendon McCullum will look to kick start their journey in a winning style. On the other hand, defending champions Mumbai Indians suffered a loss in their opening match against Chennai Super Kings at the same venue and will look to bounce back tonight.
Match Details :
Match : KOL vs MI, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, Dream11 IPL, Match 5
Date : 23 September 2020
Time : 7.30 PM IST
Venue : Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Form Guide :
Kolkata Knight Riders – will play their first match of this season
Mumbai Indians – L
Average Score : Average Score at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in T20 format – 141
Last Match at this venue –
Chennai Super Kings (166/5) beat Mumbai Indians (162/9) by 5 wickets on 19 September.
KOL vs MI Today Match Prediction Team News :
KOL Team News :
1. Dinesh Karthik is leading Kolkata Knight Riders in this IPL season.
2. Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine are expected to open for Knight Riders.
3. Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine can be the four overseas for them.
4. Knight Riders might go with six batsmen and five bowlers for this match.
MI Team News :
1. Rohit Shrama is leading Mumbai Indians in this IPL season.
2. If Nathan Coulter Nile is fit he might replace James Pattinson in the playing 11.
3. Mumbai Indians might go with the same batting line up who played against Chennai Super Kings.
KOL vs MI Dream 11 Prediction Playing 11 :
KOL Playing 11 (Probable) :
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
MI Playing 11 (Probable) :
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwari, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
KOL vs MI Dream11 IPL Match Prediction :
Kolkata Knight Riders have a very poor record against Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League as they have won only 6 of the 25 matches against them in this league. Although a new season and new opportunities arrive and they shouldn’t think much about past. In the batting Sunil Narine will go for the attack while Gill will play anchor’s role and the likes of Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik will look to set the platform for the big man Andre Russell who can do a lot of damage. In the bowling they have a pace dominated attack of Pat Cummins and young talents like Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi and Prasidh Krishna and in the spin Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine will lead.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians have a lot of depth in their batting as well as in bowling. Rohit Sharma or de Kock needs to play big innings and middle order batsmen need to rotate the strike rate in a good way and Hardik and Pollard have to finish the innings on high so they have a batting line up who can post big scores on the board. In bowling Bumrah who looked rusty in the first match need to be managed well and Boult should be used more in the power play and in middle overs Pandya brothers and Chahar will be the keys.
KOL vs MI Dream11 Team :
Wicket Keepers : Quinton de Kock
Batsmen : R Sharma, E Morgan, S Gill
All rounders : H Pandya, A Russell, K Pandya
Bowlers : J Bumrah, R Chahar, P Cummins, P Krishna
Captain and Vice Captain :
Following players can be picked as captain or vice captain of Dream11 fantasy teams.
Rohit Sharma – In the first match Rohit Sharma scored only 12 runs but against Kolkata Knight Riders he has good record in IPL as he has smashed 824 runs at 45.8 in 25 innings with 1 hundred and 5 fifties and Kolkata’s bowling attack will suit him.
Andre Russell – Arguably the best T20 player at present and back bone of Kolkata Knight Riders team. Last season he was their leading run scorer as well as wicket taker and is coming here after having a good CPL with bat and he is expected to show his magic with bat as well as ball.
Hardik Pandya – He scored only 14 runs in the first match and didn’t bowl but he should bowl in this match and last year he played a splendid knock of 91 runs against the Knight Riders and that innings will inspire him to do well in this match as well.
Sunil Narine – He is one of the best spinners of this format. He also opens the innings and often score some quick 20 or 30s and in the bowling he rarely has bad days so for fantasy teams he is a must pick.
X Factors or Valuable Picks :
Following players can be good picks for Dream 11 Prediction teams who can help in winning in grand leagues.
Shubman Gill – A very talented and young batsman who scored couple of fifties in the last season while opening and Knight Riders have a lot of expectations from him in this season and given his record in domestic cricket over the years he should continue doing well.
Jasprit Bumrah – He wasn’t at his best in the first match against Super Kings but bowlers like him don’t remain silent for much time and he will be eager to bounce back in this match and his bowling in middle and death overs will decide this match.
Dream11 Teams Today IPL Match Prediction KOL vs MI Who will win :
We have discussed about Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians and considering all factors our today match prediction is that for this match Mumbai Indians is favourite and both the sides would love to chase as dew comes in the second innings. And here are the odds for this match.
Bet365 : Kolkata Knight Riders – 2.10, Mumbai Indians – 1.72
Betway : Kolkata Knight Riders – 2.00, Mumbai Indians – 1.72