Match Details for KKR vs MI GoodGamer Fantasy Cricket Contest
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
Chepauk Stadium, Chennai
13th April, 2021
7:30 PM IST
Preview for KKR vs MI GoodGamer Fantasy Contest:
In the fifth match of IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Mumbai Indians.
Kolkata Knight Riders began their campaign with an absolute flyer. Despite losing Shubman Gill just after the Powerplay, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi played excellent knocks to help stabilise the side and also up the ante. KKR lost a few wickets in quick succession after Tripathi’s departure but a late blast from former captain Dinesh Karthik helped the side post a very competitive total on a testing pitch in Chennai. Their bowling unit got early breakthroughs and when Pat Cummins picked up the wicket of a threatening Jonny Bairstow, the match was sealed in KKR’s favour.
The defending champions, on the other hand, failed to leave a mark in their first game. Mumbai Indians were stunned by a sensational performance from Harshal Patel who picked up his first five-wicket-haul in T20 cricket. Chris Lynn was the highest scorer for the side.
Though the MI bowlers kept picking up wickets at regular intervals despite being 10-15 runs short of a competitive total, they were taken to the cleaners by AB De Villiers. Harshal Patel hit the winning runs to deny Mumbai Indians yet another season opener.
Injuries and unavailability:
There are no updates as of now.
Probable Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Top Captaincy Picks for KKR vs MI GoodGamer Fantasy Contest:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Pat Cummins: Pat Cummins may have picked up just one wicket in the previous match, but it ended up being the wicket of Jonny Bairstow who looked really threatening. Cummins also kept things tight at the back and had the best economy rate for KKR bowlers in the first match.
Nitish Rana: Nitish Rana opened the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders in the last match and proved his worth with an excellent knock. He scored 80 runs off 56 balls and has been in glorious touch lately.
Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya is one of the most destructive batsmen in the Indian Premier League. He has a strike rate close to 160 in the IPL and can smash sixes for fun with his brute strength. He was underwhelming in the last match and would want to get back on track.
Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar Yadav has been among the most consistent batsmen over the last few IPL seasons. He has scored 1416 runs over the last three seasons and had an average over 32 in each of those seasons. He scored a 23-ball 31 in the first match against RCB.
Budget picks for KKR vs MI GoodGamer Contest:
Ishan Kishan: Ishan Kishan is among the best performers for his side. He is available for just 8.5 credits.
Nitish Rana: Nitish Rana is an impressive performer who can always be counted on to change the course of a match. He can prove to be an important multiplier pick at just 8.5 credits.
Marco Jansen: Marco Jansen is very impressive in his wicket taking abilities. He is available for just 8.0 credits.
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