The record five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians (MI) will meet Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) this Tuesday (13th April) night at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai), which will be the fifth game of the IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 started with the match between the last two-time champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), where RCB won that match by two wickets on the final ball.
IPL 2021, Match 5: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (KKR vs MI) – MI Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
Captain Rohit Sharma is definitely one of the big names for the Mumbai Indians. In the opening game of the IPL 2021, Rohit made a good start but he was unfortunate to get a run-out due to a misunderstanding with his partner while he scored 19 runs. Rohit is surely desperate to forget this night quickly by scoring good runs in the upcoming matches.
Quinton de Kock (wk)
South African cricketer Quinton de Kock is now available for selection after completing his quarantine period. Apart from scoring 80 runs in his last ODI against Pakistan, de Kock majorly struggled to score good runs in recent time. As an opener, he plays a very crucial role for Mumbai Indians which the team will wish to not change the status in the IPL 2021.
In recent years, Suryakumar Yadav performed very consistently as he has strongly grown up in the game. Recently, he also made a strong T20 debut for the Indian team. In the IPL 2021 opening match, Suryakumar scored 31 runs and he had a 70-run partnership with the opener Chris Lynn for the second wicket.
The youngster Ishan Kishan is now always ready to play crucial roles for his team, and he is bringing very consistent performances with the bat which make his position stronger with time progress. In the IPL 2021 opening game against RCB, Ishan scored 28 runs before Harshal Patel took his wicket.
After returning from the injury, Hardik Pandya recently proved himself with strong batting performances for the national team. While he is not much active as a bowler due to his fitness concern, his batting is enough to put a strong impact on his team. However, in the first game of IPL 2021, Hardik managed to score 13 runs.
In the latest home season, Krunal Pandya was in great form, especially with the bat. Later, the T20I cricketer also made his ODI debut and once again he impressed with his bat by scoring the fastest fifty in the ODI debut history. Due to the lack of time, Krunal only managed to score 7 runs in the IPL 2021 opening game. With the ball in hand, he got the wicket of Washington Sundar (10) and had bowling figures of 4-0-25-1.
Caribbean star Kieron Pollard is currently in very good form as he is putting some strong impacts on his team. His six sixes in an over to Akila Dananjaya in a T20I match is still fresh in the memories of cricket fans. In the IPL 2021 opener, he scored only seven runs. However, everyone knows that he can play huge roles in crucial moments.
Uncapped South African bowling all-rounder Marco Jansen made his IPL debut in the first match of the IPL 2021 where he bowled excellently and got the wickets of set batsman Glenn Maxwell (39) and Shahbaz Ahmed (1). Jansen ended that match with bowling figures of 4-0-28-2.
The young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was really expensive in the first match of the IPL 2021 where he had bowling figures of 4-0-43-0. But, there is no doubt that the Mumbai Indians’ team management has enough confidence in him, who picked 15 wickets in 15 matches in the IPL 2020.
The Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is now one of the crucial bowlers for Mumbai Indians and he has started the IPL 2021 in the same positive way. He had the bowling figures of 4-0-26-2 on that night where he got the wickets of RCB captain Virat Kohli (33) and Daniel Christian (1).
In the first match of the IPL 2021, the New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult had bowling figures of 4-0-36-1, where he took the wicket of Rajat Patidar (8). Boult is currently in good form with the ball in hand just like most times of his career and Mumbai Indians’ team management is enough confident in him.