In the 41st match of the 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders led by newly crowned Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will face each other at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
So far, Kolkata has won five matches and lost five, and are at the fourth spot on the IPL table — just behind Kings XI Punjab. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma’s side is at the fifth spot, with four wins and six losses.
Recovering from a slow start, defending champions MI recorded back-to-back wins against Kings XI Punjab and KKR to jump to the fifth spot (8 points from 10 games) on the table, a rung below their rivals (10 points from 10 games).
KKR, meanwhile, have blown hot and cold, winning five and losing an equal number of matches.
While the Dinesh Karthik-led side has not managed to string together consistent performances, MI led by India’s limited-over Vice Captain Rohit Sharma have looked like a team on a mission to turn the tide in their favour at the end of the season.
Mumbai was on the verge of falling by the wayside after a series of reversals before they managed to pull through in the previous two games.
KKR vs MI head-to-head:
MI has 17 wins and 5 losses against KKR so far.
At the venue, there have been eight clashes so far. MI has won 6 matches, KKR 2.
Ahead of the clash, here is everything you need to know:
Date: 6th May (Sunday) 2018
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Telecast: Star Network
Time: 8 pm IST
Live streaming: Hotstar
Mumbai Indians (From): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Adam Milne
Kolkata Knight Riders (From): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishank Jaggi, Prasidh Krishna, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran
-With IANS inputs.