Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 32nd T20 Match Prediction 16 Oct 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 32nd T20 Match Prediction

2020-10-17

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mumbai Indians

8.85 149/2 in 16.5
7.40 148/5 in 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders

8.85 149/2 in 16.5 Cricbettingbuzz
7.40 148/5 in 20.0
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets

Man of the Match: Quinton de Kock

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders cricket betting odds

MI 1.62
KKR 2.15

MI vs KKR Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Dominant Mumbai Indians aim to extend their lead at the top in IPL

  • Kolkata Knight Riders suffered defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • Mumbai Indians comfortably brushed aside Delhi Capitals in a game played on Sunday.
  • Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav delivered splendid batting performances for Mumbai Indians in the game played against Delhi Capitals.

Expect Mumbai Indians to register a comfortable win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Match Preview

Reigning Champions Mumbai Indians will be looking to reclaim top spot when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 32nd match of 2020 Indian Premier League at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

In their previous clash, Mumbai Indians registered five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals, courtesy splendid half-centuries from Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav. With this result, Mumbai Indians will be looking to maintain their four-match winning streak.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a comprehensive 82-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Captain Dinesh Karthik will be hoping that the side can make a strong comeback in this fixture.

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Mumbai Indians

The franchise has managed to win four matches on the bounce and will be looking to keep their proud record intact against Kolkata Knight Riders.

In their previous fixture, Mumbai Indians lost the toss and bowled first on a decent pitch. Jaspreet Bumrah, Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya put in excellent bowling performances to restrict Delhi to 162 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya was the standout bowler for Mumbai and finished with figures of 2 for 26 in his four overs.

Chasing 163 runs to retain their top spot, openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock added 31 runs for the opening wicket. Rohit Sharma perished for a low score in the 5th over of the innings.

Quinton de Kock started his innings with positive intent and kept picking up boundaries at regular intervals. He put on a 46-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav to see Mumbai Indians keep the scoreboard ticking at a good rate.

Quinton de Kock smashed 53 runs off 36 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. Left-hander was dismissed in the 10th over of the innings to see Mumbai lose their second wicket with 77 runs on the board.

Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan came together and put on a match-winning partnership of 53 runs to see Mumbai Indians in a strong position to win the match.

For Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar notched up his second half century of the competition.

Suryakumar Yadav smashed six boundaries and one six in his innings against Delhi Capitals. He was well supported by Ishan Kishan, who chipped in with 28 runs off 15 balls with the help of two boundaries and two sixes.

All-rounder duo of Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya smashed crucial cameos to help Mumbai Indians complete the chase in the final over of the innings.

Mumbai Indians Actual Playing XI:

Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, SA Yadav

Mumbai Indians Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Q de Kock 53 36 4 3 147.22
S Yadav 53 32 6 1 165.62
I Kishan 28 15 2 2 186.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Pandya 4.0 0 26 2 6.5
T Boult 4.0 0 36 1 9
J Pattinson 3.0 0 37 0 12.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Pandya 4.0 0 26 2 6.5
T Boult 4.0 0 36 1 9
J Pattinson 3.0 0 37 0 12.33
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Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders

Despite being hammered in their previous match, Kolkata Knight Riders are lying at the fourth position in the league table. Two-time IPL Champions will be looking to learn from their mistakes and put on a decent show in this fixture.

In their previous fixture, Kolkata Knight Riders lost the toss and bowled first against Royal Challengers Bangalore.Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna conceded a lot of runs in the initial Powerplay overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore.  Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy was the only bowler who delivered a tidy spell and conceded 25 runs in his four overs.

The rest of the bowling attack failed to counter the onslaught launched by AB De Villiers in the last 10 overs of the innings.Chasing a mammoth 195 runs for victory, Tom Banton failed to capitalize on his good start and perished in the 4th over of the innings.

Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and Captain Dinesh Karthik perished for single-digit scores to see Kolkata lose half their side with just 64 runs on the board after 11 overs.

Shubham Gill was the only player to register a decent score for the side. He finished the innings with the top-score of 36 runs off 25 balls with the help of three boundaries and one six.

Andre Russell and Rahul Tripathi delivered much-needed scores to see Kolkata Knight Riders post 112 runs for the loss of nine wickets and lose the game by a big margin of 82 runs.

Kolkata Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Christopher Green, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, RA Tripathi

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Gill 34 25 3 1 136
A Russell 16 10 2 1 160
R Tripathi 16 22 1 0 72.73
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Krishna 4.0 0 42 1 10.5
A Russell 4.0 0 51 1 12.75
P Cummins 4.0 0 38 0 9.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Krishna 4.0 0 42 1 10.5
A Russell 4.0 0 51 1 12.75
P Cummins 4.0 0 38 0 9.5
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Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Tom Banton, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 27 0 mm. 5.69 k/h From: NNE 0%
03h 28 0 mm. 6.21 k/h From: NE 0%
06h 30 0 mm. 5.31 k/h From: E 0%
09h 32 0 mm. 4.32 k/h From: NNE 0%
12h 31 0 mm. 7.31 k/h From: N 0%
15h 31 0 mm. 7.03 k/h From: N 0%
18h 30 0 mm. 5.76 k/h From: NNE 0%
21h 30 0 mm. 5.76 k/h From: NNE 0%

The surface prepared at Abu Dhabi will have something for the bowlers. The weather forecast for Friday is going to be clear skies with gentle breeze.

Venue Details

In the previous meeting between the two teams this season, Mumbai Indians registered a comprehensive win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first on this surface. Any score above 165 runs will be difficult for the side batting second at this venue.

 

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Mumbai Indians will be clear favorites to win their game against Kolkata Knight Riders. With the batting unit consistently producing excellent totals and bowlers delivering clinical performances in consecutive matches, Mumbai Indians will be continue their dominance in this fixture.

Expect Mumbai Indians to register a comfortable win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

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