IPL’s 37th match is being played between Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders.
IPL’s 37th match is being played between Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders. In this match, Kolkata decided to bowl first before winning the toss. Earlier, batting first, Mumbai scored 08 runs without losing any wickets in 02 overs.
Two changes in KKR team
For this important match, the Kolkata team has made two changes. Apart from Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana has been included in the playing eleven, while PK Krishna has been given the place in the team instead of injured Shivam Mavi.
Mumbai Indians team now returns to the return to the IPL-11. If he has to retain the expectations of reaching the next round, then he will have to appear in the tough test against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.
The defending champions are looking to return to Kings XI Punjab by winning a tense match in Indore. Although his playoff hopes are still pending in the balance, as he had to face a reversal in the past few weeks. Mumbai’s team is in the fifth position in 3 out of 9 matches, while Kolkata Knight Riders are in the third position. In order to make the host a place in the play-off, all five remaining survivors will have to win.
Mumbai has won only one of the 4 domestic matches. Suryakumar Yadav (340 runs) is in excellent form and is consistently getting runs but his opening partner Avin Lewis has disappointed that the hosts need to re-focus on their opening pair. However, getting the runs of captain Rohit Sharma is a good thing for him. Wicketkeeper Ishaan Kishan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Hardik Pandya and his brother Krishna contributed well against Punjab.
At the same time, Kieron Pollard, who is running in the poor form, is expected to sit on the bench again, whose place will be replaced by Ben Cutting. Mumbai needs to focus on its bowling in the death overs. Jaspreet Bumrah, Cutting, Young leg-spinner Mayank Markandey, Mitchell McLaughlin need to play their role well if Kolkata’s batting order is to stop them from getting the runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik is a great captain. After a magnificent 6-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata has moved to the third position and the third win will also give strength to the hope of qualifying in the next round. Karthik has scored 280 runs in 9 matches, but he is still out of the top 10 list of highest run-getter. After that, Chris Lynn scored 260 and Andre Russell scored 207 runs. Sunil Narine in the top and Kolkata’s batting order is quite strong with young Shubhaman Gill’s brilliant display in the lower order. Only Vice Captain Robin Uthappa has not been able to play according to his ability.
In Kolkata, there are three great spinners in the form of Narayana, Piyush Chawla, and Chayanaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. If Nitish Rana returns after pain after pain, his aggression will vary. Fast bowlers Tom Curren, veteran Mitchell Johnson and Shivam Mawai need to do well.
By:- Abhay kushwaha