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KKR vs MI T20 IPL 2018 41st Match Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Mumbai Indians for the 41st Match of Indian Premier League 2018. Dream11 Grand League team for KKR Vs MI 41st match of IPL 2018 is given by our experts with all key stats.

PITCH CONDITIONS:

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Venue Stats – IPL

Total matches 66
Matches won batting first 24
Matches won bowling first 42
Average 1st Inns scores 155
Average 2nd Inns scores 143
Highest total recorded 204/2 (18.2 Ov) by KXIP vs KKR
Lowest total recorded 49/10 (9.4 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest score chased 204/2 (18.2 Ov) by KXIP vs KKR
Lowest score defended 114/4 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR

Team News:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • They are also expected to play same but there are few chances of Tom Curran to play in place of Michell Johnson.
  • Prasidh Krishna, coming in for Mavi, leaked far too many runs on his debut game. The latter can come back.
  • Shubman Gill might drop lower in the batting order.

Mumbai Indians:

  • They are unlikely to tweek their winning combination.
  • Ben Cutting is the only uncertain starter for Mumbai Indians. Pollard might slot in for the Australian.
  • There are no reports of any injuries in the MI squad.

SQUAD:

 

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Mitchell Johnson, Ishank Jaggi, Prasidh Krishna, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles

Mumbai Indians:

Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh

EXPECTED 11:

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Chris Lynn, 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Robin Uthappa, 4 Shubman Gill, 5 Nitish Rana, 6 Dinesh Karthik (capt & wk), 7 Andre Russell, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Prasidh Krishna/Shivam Mavi 11 Mitchell Johnson/Tom Curran

Mumbai Indians: 1 Suryakumar Yadav, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Rohit Sharma (capt), 4 Ishan Kishan (wk), 5 Krunal Pandya, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 JP Duminy, 8 Ben Cutting, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Mayank Markande, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

Fantasy picks

How can you go against Rohit in Kolkata? At the Eden, he’s made 264 against Sri Lanka in an ODI, 177 on Test debut, a Ranji Trophy double-hundred, 109* in the 2012 IPL, 98* in the 2015 IPL and 84* in the 2016 IPL. In all, he’s gone past 30 five times in 11 IPL games.

If you’re a KKR fan, stick with the spinners. They’ve taken 21 wickets among them at home, at an average of 18.1 and a strike rate of 14.4. With three spinners giving you four overs each, that’s an average of five wickets per game.

KKR vs MI KEY PLAYERS

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Dinesh Karthik is the top run-getter for KKR with 316.
  • Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa are other key contributors with the bat.
  • The spin trio – Narine, Kuldeep and Chawla – are the three pillars of their bowling.

Mumbai Indians:

  • Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis have been the stand-out batsmen for MI.
  • Hardik Pandya and Mayank Markande have picked 14 and 13 wickets, respectively.

Trivia

This match will be Rohit Sharma’s 100th match as captain in T20 cricket; he will become the 4th Indian to be captain in 100 or more matches – the others being MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli.

Rohit Sharma has been dismissed by Sunil Narine on six occasions in the IPL.

Teams chasing have won 4 of the 5 VIVO IPL 2018 matches played at the Eden Gardens.

KKR have struggled finding the early breakthroughs; in their last six matches, their opponents have had opening partnerships of 54, 116, 59, 67, 48 & 91.

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