The Indian Premier League’s 5th match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, and the game will start on September 23 at 6:00 PM local time. Both teams are linked in their rosters with some excellent players, and it would be hard to select a definite winner between the two.
However, In the 2020 Indian Premier League ( IPL), Mumbai Indians (MI) didn’t make a fantastic start. Rohit Sharma and Co went down by five wickets to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). MI faltered at the starting line, despite holding the Yellow Army by the scruff of their heads.
Records indicate that MI dominated the Men in Gold and Purple. But KKR can take solace, from the fact that they beat the Mumbai-based franchise by 41 runs at the same venue back in 2014. In UAE circumstances, MI has traditionally strained, and the Knights will fancy their chances against them. Dinesh Karthik and Co will want a winning start even as MI is going to be looking to make things right.
With temperatures reaching 36 degrees Celsius, the weather in Abu Dhabi is likely to make the players sweat.
The match will be played at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Not a lot of cricket has been played late on this ground, but the Indian Premier League’s 1st game has shown that the pitches here will be decent cricketing wickets for the batsmen and bowlers with something in them. The team winning the toss should first choose to bowl to extract the wicket’s freshness. Even, it would be much easier to bat second with roughly. The team batting first must eye a target of 180+ to get their opposition under pressure.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Shubhman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Patt Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), SuryakumarYadav, Saurabh Tiwari, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, KrunalPandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan/Nathan Coulter-Nile
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Dream 11:
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Sunil Narine
Kolkata Knight Riders have a powerful batting line up. They have power players filled all the way through. They have the brilliant core of overseas players to go with a solid blend of Indian core. Even if both teams are evenly matched on paper but based on the past result at Abu Dhabi, we’ll go for the KKR this time. Let’s back Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Mumbai Indians at 2.18 with baji.live!