Today’s and 5th match of the IPL 2021 will be played between KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) and MI (Mumbai Indians). The game will be starting at 7:30 PM April 13 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai Tamilnadu. KKR has a sweet taste of victory but MI has lost his 1st match as always and they will try to convert their second match in victory.
In the post-match conference, Sharma smiled and opined that winning the first game is not important, but winning the tournament is the thing that matters. That is the mentality that Mumbai possesses and they will be looking to open their account in this game.
It was their batting that struggled after the platform had been laid by Lynn and Yadav and they will look to better that aspect, in the second game. Even though Lynn played well, we could see him being dropped as de Kock
might make his way back.
Their bowling was good, in comparison, with Marco Jansen impressing one and all, with the ball in hand. Bumrah again displayed why he is one of the best bowlers in the International arena and they will be looking to do more of the same, in this department.
Moving onto Kolkata, it was a complete performance for them as first, their batters, particularly Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi, were in supreme form and helped them post a good total on board. Then, came the bowling, which was led by Prasidh Krishna, with good contributions from Cummins, Russell, and Shakib, sealed the deal for Kolkata to open their campaign in 2021, with a win. Kolkata does not have a good record against the 5-time winners and will be looking to better the same. Let’s hope for a cracking encounter.
Match Details MI Vs KKR:
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Time: 7:30 PM IST
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Interestingly, the surface here in Chennai has not been all about the bowlers. While the surface is certainly a tacky one, the likes of Nitish Rana and AB de Villiers have proved that there are runs in it as well. Overall, anything around 175 should be a good total on this ground.
Predicted Playing XIs for KKR vs MI
Mumbai Indians playing XI Today
Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn/Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI Today
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna.
KKR vs MI My Dream11 Team
Keeper – Ishan Kishan
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Surya Kumar Yadav (VC), Nitish Rana
All-rounder – Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Trent Boult, Jaspreet Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna
Top Picks for KKR vs MI Dream11 Match
Top Picks – Batsmen
Rohit Sharma looked in good touch in the last game but was unlucky to get run out on 19. He was in good form in the ODI series against England, and in his last T20 game before coming into IPL, he scored 64 runs from just 34 deliveries.
Nitish Rana was promoted to open the innings for KKR in the last match and the southpaw made full use of the opportunity. He has been in great form recently, as in his last 5 T20 games, he has scored 60+ runs thrice.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
At the time Andre Russell came to bat in the last match, accelerating from ball number 1 was the only option. Hence, the fact that he got out for only 5 runs should not have any effect on his appeal. He also bowled well at the death in the last match and got the wicket of Vijay Shankar.
Hardik Pandya had a below-par game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, but he played well in the ODI and T20I series against England. In his last game before IPL, which was an ODI, he scored 44-ball 64.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah kept Mumbai Indians in the game till the very end in the last match by dismissing Virat Kohli and Dan Christian. He has picked up 12 wickets in his last 5 IPL games.
Pat Cummins picked up only one wicket in the last game, but it was the highly important wicket of Jonny Bairstow. He also had the best economy rate from the KKR bowlers.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Ishan Kishan’s 28 from just 19 deliveries provided his team with the acceleration they needed at that point of the innings against Bangalore. He has scored 25+ runs in 4 of his last 5 T20 games.
KKR vs MI Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
MI Vs KKR Match Prediction: Who will Win Today, Dream 11 Team Prediction
In the today match prediction ipl As we have read above that KKR and Mumbai both are a very strong team but Mumbai has a good record against KKR. Both team have a good balance of bowlers and batsman. Predicting who will win today ipl match is a little harder.
Prediction: Mumbai Indians (MI) will win the match.
Ipl Toss Prediction
IPL toss prediction and any matches toss prediction are not possible but if someone predicts it happens luck by chance. So its my own prediction and it totally depends on my luck. today ipl toss will be done at 7:00 PM and today ipl toss winner will be Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).