In match no 34 of Indian Premier League 2021 between KKR vs MI is going to be played Today in Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi. The match between KKR vs MI probably remains a one-sided match as in the last 13 games between them the Mumbai Indians won 12 out 13. And Kolkata Knight Riders was availed to win only one match from 13 matches. So, in the 2nd leg of the Indian Premier League 2021, both the team has different start as Kolkata Knight Riders has won their first match against RCB.
While Mumbai Indians started their campaign with a loss against Chennai Super Kings in the first match. Mumbai miss their star players, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya as both the players are absent in the match against CSK. So, in the match against KKR both the players are expect to return in the playing XI.
However, in the points table, both team is hanging in the middle. As MI is in the 4th place and getting tough competition from Rajasthan Royals for 4th position to qualify for playoffs. On the other hand KKR is struggling to find their spot in the qualifying four. So, if KKR wins the match against MI today they will be in a good position to beat MI and give a tough competition to RR for 4th spot.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan (c), Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Kartik (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Prasidh Krishna.
Kolkata Knight Riders is going to take on Mumbai Indians in their second match of IPL 2021 2nd leg in 34th no match. So, it is predicted that KKR will go unchanged in the match as they found combination between them in the last match. Therefore, the as usual for KKR Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer will start as a opener.
While they will be follow by Nitish Rana in no 3rd position and Rahul Tripathi at no 4th. And the middle order will be handle by their skipper Eoin Morgan at 5th position. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will play the role of finisher for KKR as in the last match Russell finish the game.
However, their last match start opening duo will begin the bowling attack by Prasidh Krishna and Lockie Ferguson. In the last match against RCB Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell shows the impressive performance by taking 3 wickets each. They will handle the middle order and try to restrict the batsman in minimum score and will supported by Sunil Narine.
Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton De Kock (wk), Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya/Saurabh Tiwary, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Adam Milne and Trent Boult.
In the first match of IPL 2021 2nd leg, Mumbai Indians start their campaign with a loss against CSK. So in KKR vs MI, it is predicted that Mumbai Indians will make certain changes in their playing XI. Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma will be expect to return in the match against KKR and he will replace Anmolpreet Singh.
And in the 3rd, 4th and 5th place will behold by same players Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard. But in the 6th position, Hardik Pandya can make his return if he is fit to play. So, Saurabh Tiwary can sacrifice his place despite his half-centuries in the last match. Therefore in the bowling, they will go with their regular pacers Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah.
Both the players are looking in good shape as they took 2-2 wickets in the last match. Adam Milne also shows his good performance by taking two crucial wickets for Mumbai Indians. Both three bowlers will be support by Rahul Chahar, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya.
KKR vs MI head to head stats
Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians have played overall 28 matches.
Win- Mumbai Indians has won 22 out of 28 matches. While Kolkata Knight Riders only avail to win 6 matches.
Stats at UAE
Both the team has played 3 matches against each other were Mumbai Indians has won 2 matches out of 4. And Kolkata Knight Riders won 1 match.
Match No– 34th Match, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians.
Date and Time– 23rd September 2021
7.30 PM IST
02.00 PM GMT
Venue– Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi.
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi is quite tough to bat as on the last match condition. But it is high scoring ground if the pitch has dew on the surface. It is usually a seamer pitch but in the last match, it helps spinners too. From the last match result, we have watched that second batting has a good chance to win.
Today’s match cricket prediction– In the match between KKR vs MI from previous match analysis. MI will win the match