This is the last match of the ongoing Indian Premier League(IPL) stage will be played between Mumbai Indians(Mi) and Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR). The playoff race will hunt Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) needing them to win this game to qualify for playoffs. More Over If SRH Defeats RCB they will have to win with a huge margin.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians(MI) have also to win to seal their position in the top of the two and set up the first qualifier clash against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The Delhi Capitals(DC) though would be hoping for the Rohit Sharma led side comes up the short in this encounter as Mumbai Indians lost their previous face-off comfortably against the Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) would be itching to the end the campaign of Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians to face their next encounter with Kolkata Knight Riders for match 56, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in VIVO IPL 2019.
Kolkata Knight Riders brushed away the Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) in their previous must-win the game in Mohali. Though the likes of Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill did superbly to chase down the 183 comfortably their bowling continues to worry.
The fact that they are playing on flat Wankhede surface makes the sense even more curious. Sandeep Warrier has performed decently in the limited chances but the spinners should come at the right time.
Mumbai Indians has to win this match to step up to the top two and Rohith Sharma loves big stage and the skipper has not gone this season which is big worry not only for his franchise.
Andrew Rusell batting at four and he has become the most dangerous batsmen which increases the strength to the middle order. Mumbai faced the wrath of Andrew Russell in the previous game when he scored 80 runs off 40 balls.
Mumbai Indians(MI) have got up to their favorite place and they normally up their game during the business end of the tournament and believe in going with the same team. with the departure of Jason Behrendorff, they are lacking in specialist bowler. Barinder Sran has not done much in the two matches as he played while Elvin Lewis is also failing to impress
Kolkata Knight Riders have finally found out perfect combination and have two matches on the bounce now. Andrew Russel is finally batting at four which he should have done long ago while Sandeep Warrier is also hitting with the ball for the men in purple and gold. Gurney has gone off color suddenly and he might get replaced by Lockie Ferguson in his match.
The probable eleven players for Mumbai Indians was Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Barinder Sran, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
The probable eleven players for Kolkata Knight Riders was Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Lockie Ferguson/Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier.