Abu Dhabi, September 21: Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Mumbai Indians in an IPL 2021 match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday (September 23). Once again the match will be between two teams looking for the same goal.
Mumbai Indians, who took on Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, will need a win to retain their top four spot as a slip-up could take them to the bottom half.
His focus will be on the fitness of skipper Rohit Sharma, who was ruled out of the match against CSK during the tour of England. Similarly, Hardik Pandya missed the first match but coach Mahela Jayawardene confirmed that both Rohit and Hardik are fit and may be available for selection for the match against Knight Riders. And for the Knight Riders, they got off to a great start in the second leg of IPL 2021, with a massive 9-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. The win has propelled them from seventh to fifth, but they need a win to make the top four and keep their hopes of securing a play-off ticket.
It could be a boon for them that they have tasted the situation in Abu Dhabi during the match against Royal Challengers and it could be an advantage for them. He will hope that KKR’s batsmen and bowlers will try together once again.
- Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lucky Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Praneek Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakraborty, Pawan Negi, Team Seifert, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krinal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Nation, Yudhveer Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.
- Probable Play 11 Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Loki Ferguson, Varun Chakraborty, Prasad Krishna. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma/Anmolpreet Singh, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Mille.
- Dream11 Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Varun Chakraborty, Rahul Chahar, Adam Miley, Jasprit Bumrah.
- The slow start of the match is once again seen beating Mumbai Indians. And KKR Royal Challengers are getting a big win over Bangalore. In this sense, Morgan-led Kolkata may get a slight edge over their rivals.