Kolkata Knight Riders fate now depends on how Sunrisers Hyderabad fare against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both sides are on 12 points but with SRHs net run rate being far superior to that of KKR, a win for them on Saturday would make it practically impossible for the latter to make it to the fourth spot.
MI were swept aside by the belligerence of Andre Russell the last time these two sides met. The Jamaican all-rounder came in at number three and took his time to get settled in before unleashing himself in the death overs to propel KKR to a total of 232. MI lost the match by 34 runs.
- The IPL 2019, match 56- MI vs KKR will take place at 08:00 PM IST on Sunday, May 5.
- The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
MI vs KKR is going to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The temperature will be hovering around 29 degrees Celsius at the start of the game and will gradually go down as the game progresses. The humidity level will be around 76 percent.
The wicket will be flat and high run scoring. The winds are expected to favour the pace bowlers.
Mumbai Indians (MI):
MI would ponder a few changes with Evin Lewis and Barinder Sran dropping out for Ishan Kishan and Beuran Hendricks.
MI Team (From): Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ankul Roy, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks
Possible XI: Quinton de Kock (Wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Beuran Hendricks, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
KKR won their last game against KXIP and are expected to feature the same playing XI.
KKR Team (from): Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Harry Gurnley, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna.
Possible XI: Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk & c), Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, MI’s Quinton de Kock is in tremendous form and so is the KKR’s skipper Dinesh Karthik. Both will be the right picks for the dream 11.
Batsmen: For MI, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav are the top picks while for KKR Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine will be featuring as all-rounders from KKR while MI will feature Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For MI, Beuran Hendricks, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah are the top bowlers while for KKR, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Shubman Gill (vc), Quinton de Kock (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma, Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Beuran Hendricks, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine.
- Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Vice Captain: Shubman Gill
Dream 11 pick #2:
Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Rohit Sharma, Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya (vc), Krunal Pandya, Beuran Hendricks, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Sunil Narine.
- Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Vice Captain: Hardik Pandya