Pitch and Conditions:-
The pitch at this venue is a sporting one. Teams should look to score some quick runs against the new ball. Dew might come into play and chasing could be preferred.
Average first innings score: 162 (Only game played in Dream11 IPL at this venue this season)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0, Tied – 0
The defending champions, Mumbai Indians (MI), are usually slow starters in the IPL. Since 2013, they have won the title four times but never managed to win the opening game in any of the seasons since then. It went that way this year too as they lost their opening game of the season against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Both their bowling and their fielding looked quite rusty in the opening encounter.
Thus, they have got a few amends to make before they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the upcoming Dream11 IPL 2020 game. This will be the first game of the season for the men in ‘Purple and Gold’. They have got a formidable squad in place. It is about getting their act together and putting up a good show. Last year, both these sides won one game each in the league stages.
KKR vs MI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav.
Bench: Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Sandeep Warrior, Manimaran Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson, Ali Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Bench: Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan.
KKR vs MI Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Quinton de Kock
Vice-Captain Options – Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batters – Rohit Sharma (vc), Suryakumar Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell (c), Nitish Rana
Bowlers – James Pattinson, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti