IPL 2018 | Match 37 | MI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians are to face the Kolkata Knight Riders today at 16:00 IST at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians changed their fate overnight with their win against the formidable Kings XI Punjab, floating all the way up to the fifth position. Today, they face another team on the top, KKR.
The Dinesh Karthik led-KKR is very confident after their victory against the unbeatable Chennai Super Kings and will look to continue their winning streak.
MI will be thrilled with the good form Suryakumar Yadav is in and the support he received from the middle order batsmen – JP Duminy, the Pandya brothers, and captain Rohit Sharma himself. However, they may need to make a few tweaks with the openers as Evin Lewis has been unable to the required partnership to Yadav time and again. Kieron Pollard has been another major setback with his weak form in both batting and bowling.
KKR, on the other hand, have found their star players like Shubman Gill who played a major role in their defeat of CSK. Along with Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa, they have a strong batting line-up. Nitish Rana is also expected to come back after his back injury which would be an added advantage for the team. Narine, however, seems to be performing better in the bowling area than batting and will be expected to take lead on that front with Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav.
Will the Mumbai Indians emerge victorious once again and make it to the playoffs to win another IPL title? Watch the match to find out!