Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians. (Credits: Twitter)
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Mumbai Indians will next host Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2020 clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. A big win for Mumbai Indians will mean that they top the table ahead of Delhi Capitals due to better net run rate. While a win for KKR will help them remain in contention for qualifying to the playoffs.

Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock will once again be the key for Mumbai at the top of the order while Suryakumar Yadav will look to add further strength. Ishan Kishan will look to find back his consistency while Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya will boost the side with their all-round skills. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will once again spearhead the Mumbai Indians bowling line up.

KKR will expect their top-order Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill and Tom Banton to get them off to a good start. Andre Russell is still to make his bat do the talking while fast bowler Prasidh Krishna might be included in the side again due to his brilliant display in the previous game.

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Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine celebrating a wicket with his KKR teammates (Credits: Twitter)

IPL 2020 Match 32: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Weather Report

The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.

The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 33 to 29 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.

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Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.
Weather (Courtesy: Weather.Com)
Weather (Courtesy: Weather.Com)