KKR vs MI IPL 2021: The 5th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). The game will be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.
Kolkata Knight Riders who won their opening game will be up against the defending champions – Mumbai Indians who lost their first game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both these teams have played their first game at Chennai and will know the conditions better in their second game.
KKR has a history of losing to Mumbai Indians but they would like to change it this season. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians who have a tradition of losing the first game will look to get back to winning ways in the second game, especially against their favourite opponent. It will be a fascinating contest when these two teams battle it out on Tuesday at Chennai. Jasprit Bumrah vs Andre Russell will be the contest to watch out for.
MI vs KKR Weather Report for Match 5:
The weather on Match Day will be clear as there is no chance of rain and the temperature will be in the high 20s with a lot of humidity around.
Batting gets difficult as the ball gets older and so it isn’t a wicket where the batsman can hit from ball one. Bowlers are always in the game at this venue.
Average first innings score:
Anything above 170 could be a good enough first innings score to defend.
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 34, Lost – 48, Tied – 2
Injury and Availability News:
Quinton De Kock who was in quarantine will be available for selection. Apart from that, all other players are fit and available for selection.
KKR vs MI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shakib Al Hasan, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Karun Nair, Vaibhav Arora, Tim Siefert, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer
Quinton De Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Arjun Tendulkar, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Anukul Roy, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Nathan Coulter Nile, Mohsin Khan
KKR vs MI Top Picks for 5th Dream11 Match
Suryakumar Yadav looked in touch from ball one, and he is not far away from a big score.
Andre Russell missed out with the bat in the first game but he can change that in no time and he will always get wickets at the death.
Jasprit Bumrah has started off the IPL on a good note as he managed to pick up two wickets in the first game.
Nitish Rana was brilliant in the first game and will look to continue that form in the second game.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Fantasy Captain Options – Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell
Fantasy Vice-Captain Options – Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batters – Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Rohit Sharma
All-Rounders – Andre Russell (C), Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna
Batting is slightly easier with the new ball and so one of the openers might score big runs so it would be a smart move to pick a couple of openers in your Fantasy XI.
KKR vs MI IPL 2021 – Who will win?
Mumbai Indians have an upper hand over Kolkata Knight Riders and they will continue their dominance by winning one more game against them on Tuesday.