Abu Dhabi will host their second match of the IPL 2020 in the form of Kolkata Knight Riders taking on defending champions Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians looked in a winning position in the opener against CSK after scoring 162. With the pitch keeping slow in Abu Dhabi the score seemed a tough one for the chasing team but Ambati Rayudu made it look easier than it was for CSK.
Mumbai Indians will be looking to bounce back against KKR so as to regain their momentum going into the tournament. KKR will be the last team to open their account in terms of matches played this season and will be looking forward to starting things on a positive note.
IPL 2020 has already been a thrilling one as the very second match was taken to the super over. It would not be a surprise if this clash too turns out to be a close finish.
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The weather is expected to be clear with no chances of rain with temperature likely to be hovering around the 33-35 degree range. Humidity is expected to be as high as 63%.
The pitch is likely to behave similar to the opening match between CSK and MI. The ball came onto the bat really well with most of the batsman finding their rhythm with ease. There was no turn as expected but with the pitch holding on the spinners did become to play.
With humidity reaching 63%, due is expected to play a vital role in the second innings. The team winning the toss will definitely look to bat second.
Both the teams have not reported any injuries and thus will be coming into the match with their full strength squad. Mumbai Indians are likely to play the same team as they did not much wrong in the last game.
As per the last report from KKR’s Head Coach Brendon McCullum Shubman Gill is expected to open the innings along with the hard-hitting West Indian Sunil Narine.
Probable Playing Xl
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Rusell, Dinesh Karthik(C & wk), Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
KKR vs MI Fantasy Team
Quinton de Kock(wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Suryakumar Yadav,Hardik Pandya, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav
Captain Picks: Andre Russell, Quinton de Kock
Vice-captain Picks: Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan
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