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IPL 2020: KKR vs MI Updates, Team Prediction, Pitch Report, Dream11 Fantasy Tips

KKR vs MI: Match 5 of the Dream11 IPL 2020 will feature a blockbuster clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi tonight. KKR will finally be seen in action this season for the first time as they look to be in the firing line against the Mumbai Indians side who lost their first game in the Dream11 IPL 2020 against CSK. Despite having a power-packed batting unit, MI did not capitalise on their good start and succumbed to an Ambati Rayudu special last week. They will look to get back to winning ways against KKR.

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One of the more fancied sides in the tournament, the Kolkata Knight Riders have made a couple of personnel changes with Siddhesh Lad and Pat Cummins set to play for the Shahrukh Khan franchise once again. The two-time IPL champions, KKR, have a way more balanced side, with England captain Eoin Morgan adding much-needed experience to a middle-order which has been fragile for the last couple of seasons. They also have two MVP winners in West Indian duo Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. Narine will be ready to embrace the pinch-hitter’s role once again batting at the highest order alongside Shubman Gill. With a brilliant bowling attack complimenting an explosive batting unit, KKR will hope for the perfect start in their Dream11 IPL 2020 campaign.

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The last time these two sides faced each other, MI won against KKR comfortably by nine wickets. KKR will fancy their chances in what should be a close encounter against Rohit Sharma and co. Nevertheless, it will as entertaining as ever with both the sides trying to find their first win in the Dream11 IPL 2020.

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Siddhesh Lad, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna.

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

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KKR vs MI Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi was slightly on the slower side in the opening game of Dream11 IPL 2020 between MI and CSK. While the ball did come on to the bat nicely, change of pace and a touch of inconsistent bounce troubled the batsmen. Bowling the spinners will be crucial in the middle overs of the game. There is some grass on the surface which would offer some swing to the pacers in the initial overs. Batting under floodlights will be comparatively easy with the ball skidding on to the bat nicely, so either side will look to ball after winning the toss. Anything around 160 should be a competitive score. Although, it is not going to be enough considering the firepower at the disposal of each side.

Dream11 Fantasy Playing XI Tips

Suggestion 1 –
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan(vc), Nitish Rana, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.

Suggestion 2 –
Quinton de Kock, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya(vc), Pat Cummins, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult.

 

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