The 5th match of the 2020 season of Dream11 IPL pits Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians.
Key Facts & Team News:
- Out of 25 meetings between them, MI has won 19 matches and KKR has won 6 matches.
- Defending champions MI lost their opening match against CSK by 5 wickets.
- KKR will be playing their first match against MI who doesn’t have a good record in UAE.
- Players who have arrived from England – Morgan, Tom Banton, and Cummins have completed their quarantine and are available for selection.
- Both teams have a fully fit squad with no injury concerns.
- Both teams will be looking to set the tone for the rest of their campaigns, with every match being crucial to the cause.
KKR vs MI Pitch Report & Venue:
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians – Match 5
23rd September, 7.30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Team winning the toss will choose to field due to due factor. Pacers will found plenty of assistance from the surface.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Probable 11
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti / Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players:
- Sunil Narine – He is coming into the tournament by winning the CPL 2020 with TKR, where he performed both with the bat and the bowl. He scored 144 runs and took 6 wickets in 5 matches.
- Andre Russell – He had a brilliant CPL season with the bat. He hit 3 half-centuries and scored 222 runs in 9 matches. He was the leading run-scorer for KKR in the 2019 season of IPL scoring 510 runs in 13 innings.
- Nitish Rana – He has been one of the most consistent players for KKR in last two IPL and will play a key role in the top order.
- Eoin Morgan – England’s limited over captain is coming into the tournament in good form. He will be the key player for KKR in the middle order.
- Pat Cummins – He will be leading the pace attack for KKR. He became the most expensive foreign player in the 2020 IPL auction when KKR bought him for Rs.15.50 crore.
Mumbai Indians: Probable 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Mumbai Indian Key Players:
- Quinton de Kock – He was the highest run-scorer for MI in 2019 season of IPL and continued his form in the 2020 season. He scored 33 runs of 20 balls in the first match against CSK.
- Rohit Sharma – Although he got out for 12 runs in the first match but he is one of the most talented batsman in the MI team.
- Saurabh Tiwary – He was the highest scorer for MI in the first match scoring 42 runs on 31 balls.
- Jasprit Bumrah – He is one of the best depth bowlers in the tournament. He was quite expensive in the first match taking 1 wicket for 43 runs. He is a must have player in your Dream11 fantasy team.
- James Pattinson – He was the best bowler for MI in their opening game. He took 1 wickets by giving 27 runs in his 4 overs.
Dream11 Team for KKR vs MI
WK – Q.de Kock
Batsman – R.Sharma, S.Tiwary,E.Morgan
All-Rounder – K.Pandya, S.Narine, A.Russell, N.Rana
Bowler – J.Pattinson, K.Yadav, P.Krishna
Best Captain Choices – S.Narine, R.Sharma
Best Vice-Captain Choices – Q.de Kock, A.Russell
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