After losing the tournament-opener, defending champions Mumbai Indians will be looking to open their account their account when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). It, however, won’t be an easy task to beat the Knight Riders.
The Knight Riders have a solid squad this season. In Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell, they have arguably the best middle-order in the competition. The likes of Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill and others make the batting department even more explosive.
But Mumbai Indians will definitely take inspiration from their impressive head-to-head record against Knight Riders. These two sides have the most lopsided head-to-head record in IPL history. Mumbai Indians have won 19 of their 25 matches, with the Knight Riders victorious only six times. Mumbai’s win percentage of 76 is the best among any two teams in the IPL.
Mumbai Indians will be desperate to return to winning ways while the Knight Riders will be looking to make an early statement in the competition. With so much riding on the contest, one won’t bet against another cracker of a game today.
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— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 23, 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Playing XI Details:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C/wk), Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah