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Welcome to match number 22 featuring Mumbai Indians & Kolkata Knight Riders, 
Rohit's Mumbai are known to be
slow-starters and they have registered first victory in similar pattern. They will now aim to climb up the points table. Today's match is going to be a special one for the home team. As 19,000 young girls from 36 NGOs will be at Wankhede to cheer Mumbai Indians as a part of this unique initiative. Their initiative education and sports for all is dedicating today's game to inspiring the "girl child". A great gesture by the home franchise.




Head to Head

MI - 22, KKR - 9

Last 5 matches 
MI - 2, KKR - 3

Head to Head at Wankhede 
MI - 8, KKR - 1

Last 5 matches at Wankhede 
MI - L W L W L



In previous match, Mumbai Indians pulled off a spectacular chase victory and opened up their account on the points table with the help of match-winning half century by skipper followed by the cameos of Tilak, David, Green. The only concern for Mumbai in their batting line up is Suryakumar Yadav's horror form. He has not exactly lived up to expectations so far. As any other out of form batsman, he is finding new ways to get out and it is happening with our World No.1 T20I batter. Jofra Archer may return today as he missed last two games because of an elbow injury but he was seen having practice sessions at the Wankhede. In previous game at this venue spin played a huge role. In the spin department of Mumbai, Chawla has been economical while Hrithik has been expensive. Mumbai might bring in Kumar Karthikeya in today's match along with Ramandeep who was excellent with the ball in last season.


Probable XI :

Rohit, Ishan, Green, Surya, Tilak, Tim David, Ramandeep, Karthikeya, Chawla, Behrendorff, Meredith/Jofra 
(Impact : Hrithik, Arshad, Wadhera)


Kolkata Knight Riders are coming into this game after losing their last game but they are playing fearless cricket. They have scored 200+ scores in their previous 3 matches. Jason Roy may replace an out-of-form Gurbaz. Jagadeesan will keep wickets, followed by Venkatesh & Rana in the middle who are in great touch. The task of finishing the innings has fallen to Rinku instead of Russell so far, latter having a horrible season with the bat. The spin trio of Narine, Varun, Suyash have been economical so far. This trio can be effective on Wankhede pitch.


Probable XI 

Roy, Jagadeesan, Nitish, Rinku, Russell, Narine, Shardul, Umesh, Suyash, Ferguson, Varun
(Impact: Venkatesh, Anukul, Mandeep)



Match Ups

Rohit v Narine - 183 runs, 9 outs (107 SR)
Surya v Narine - 54 runs, 0 out (117 SR)
Rohit v Umesh - 144 runs, 5 outs (143 SR)
Surya v Umesh - 21 runs, 2 outs (191 SR)
Rohit v Ferguson - 67 runs, 0 out (216 SR)
Surya v Ferguson - 75 runs, 0 out (214 SR)
Rohit v Shardul - 58 runs, 1 out (138 SR)
T David v Shardul - 27 runs, 1 out (300 SR)
Rohit v Varun - 43 runs, 0 out (123 SR)
Rohit v Russell - 139 runs, 0 out (165 SR)
T David v Russell - 45 runs, 1 out (237 SR)
Surya v Russell - 29 runs, 2 outs (181 SR)

J Roy v Meredith - 34 runs, 0 out (162 SR)
J Roy v Chawla - 15 runs, 2 out (125 SR)
Russell v Jofra - 34 runs, 0 out (148 SR)
Nitish v Jofra - 9 runs, 2 out (69 SR)
J Roy v Jofra - 47 runs, 0 out (174 SR)


During MI vs KKR matches

Most runs

904 - Rohit Sharma 
480 - Suryakumar Yadav
349 - Gautam Gambhir 
326 - Sachin Tendulkar 


Most 6s

30 - Rohit Sharma
18 - Hardik Pandya
18 - Suryakumar 
15 - Andre Russell
15 - Robin Uthappa 


Highest Score 

109* - Rohit Sharma
  98* - Rohit Sharma
  91 - Hardik Pandya 
  84* - Rohit Sharma
  81* - Manish Pandey 


Most Wickets

23 - Sunil Narine 
20 - Jasprit Bumrah
20 - Lasith Malinga 
13 - Andre Russell 


Best Bowling fig
5/10 - Jasprit Bumrah
5/15 - Andre Russell 
4/15 - Sunil Narine 
4/16 - Karn Sharma 


Most M.O.M Awards

4 - Rohit Sharma
3 - Sachin Tendulkar
3 - Hardik Pandya
2 - Sunil Narine



Key Players to Watch :

Rohit Sharma: He loves playing against KKR, his most runs, highest Score, Most M.O.M Awards all came against KKR. 4 out of top 7, Rohit's highest IPL score also came against KKR


Nitish Rana : He has been consistent performance for KKR. Has some experience playing at the Wankhede stadium too. He has averaged around 40.33 and SR of 152.22 in last 10 innings.


Umesh Yadav - He has picked 10 wickets in last 4 matches at Wankhede including 2 M.O.M awards.


Rinku Singh : He has been one of the best performers for the Kolkata this season with the bat. He has an average of 78.00 & SR of 175.28 in this Season


Tilak Varma : He is the leading run-scorer for Mumbai this season. He has made 147 runs in three games at an average of 73.50 and a strike rate of 158.06


Andre Russell : He is not been in the best of form this season, unable to get going with the bat. But he is the kind of player who can contribute with either bat or ball on any odd day. Last match he scalped 3 quick wickets and changed the game momentum.


Jason Behrendorff : He has been brilliant with the ball so far. In previous match he picked up three wickets and registered his best bowling figures in IPL and can be effective in Powerplay overs at Wankhede.



Fantasy XI 

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