VIVO IPL Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians who will win the match?
The 5th match of the IPL, on the 13th of April, will see Kolkata Knight Riders go up against the Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Both the teams have been wonderful in their first matches of the season but the climate in both the camps will be different, as KKR walks into the game on the back of a victory while MI had lost in the season opener.
MI has played 27 matches against KKR so far and won 21 matches which shows its upper hand over the team. But the recent performances show that the Knight Riders also are in a good form.
For KKR, the current player combination is working well, and each player has been great. The fifties from Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi helped KKR to post an amazing total and the Eoin Morgan-led unit successfully managed to hold their nerves against SRH to seal a 10-run win. Dinesh Karthik had scored a crucial 22 off 9 balls at the end, taking the team to victory.
Their bowling unit consists of Prasidh Krishna, who had taken 2 wickets in their previous game against SRH. The Jamaican cricketer, Andre Russell, along with the likes of Pat Cummins, and Shakib Al Hassan had also picked up 1 wicket each, driving the opponents back into the huts.
MI losing the season-opener is not new, but they have managed to trump all the teams in the end and won titles. A Rohit Sharma-led unit should never be underestimated, as he is one of the most successful captains in the IPL history. The Hitman, along with Pollard, and Hardik Pandya, brings bursts of energy on the field and is therefore a threat to the opponents. Chris Lynn, who had almost scored half a century in the season-opener will look to finish it now.
For bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, it is easy to smash the ball right into the stumps, and make wickets fall easily. Marco Jansen had also picked up two wickets in their match against RCB and left a mark. Both Trent Boult and Krunal Pandya came in handy and picked up 1 wicket each.
With such good teams that cancel out each other’s power, it is difficult to say who will win.
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