Match No.5 in IPL 2020 as Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Rohit Sharma & co started their campaign with a loss but will look to forget that defeated and come out with full force to win their first match of the season. KKR have picked up few interesting overseas players like Tom Baton, Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins who will further bloster with Russel and Narine. But for me, today’s main pick would be the 19-year old Shubman Gill.
For MI, Rohit Sharma must stick with De Cock at least till the 7th Over. Fire some runs in the powerplay and then pass it on to expericed hitters like Hardik and Pollard.
Head to Head: Mumbai Indians lead overwhelmingly over the Kolkata Knight Riders in head-to-head ties. In 25 matches between the two sides, Mumbai Indians have won 19 while KKR have only won six. However, in the ony match played between the two sides in the UAE which was played in the same stadium as today’s game, KKR had beaten MI by 41 runs.
Prediction: Mumbai Indians To Win the match