This is Thursday and we are here in Mumbai to witness one of the important clash between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders have lost just one match in the tournament so far and that is up against the Mumbai Indians so that can put a bit extra pressure on Kolkata Knight
Riders. Mumbai performance was quite poor in the tournament so far but they have won their last match and they have also beat Kolkata at their home so that can boost up their confidence. Match will be live at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time.
Starting from the Kolkata Knight Riders side who so far are best in this edition and are at the top of table with 4 wins out 5 and the way they have played so far is very pleasing. Kolkata Knight Riders success is their captain supreme form who has scored runs in almost all the matches for his team and played a major role in the victories of Kolkata Knight Riders. Their batsmen also have helped their captain a lot as all pf them are looking in supreme form. As far as their bowling is concerned they have done a very decent job so far in the tournament. All the bowlers have bowled quite nicely and the way Andre Russel has bowled was surely admiring. With the return of Sunil Narine back in the team their bowling strength has improved much and now they are looking much consistent with the ball. As a whole Kolkata Knight
Riders have executed their plans really well and their captain has done a great role in leading the side.
Now they have to play against Mumbai Indians which is the only team they have lost in the tournament so win against them at their home will be a sort of revenge for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Coming towards Mumbai Indians side who have won their last match quite convincingly but still they are very inconsistent with their form. They have won 3 out of 7 games and didn’t performed the way Defending champions had to perform. Now they have just matches left behind and they have to do something out of the box if they really want to qualify for the knock out stages. Their batsmen have scored runs but not on regular basis which is a sign of worry for Mumbai Indians Camp. Kieron Pollard who is one of the trump card for Mumbai didn’t bowled much this season and also he hasn’t scored much runs for his team. Corey Anderson hasn’t got much chance so far but he should be given chance for the next matches or either Martin Guptil should be tried at the top as both are quite good players of this format and can play a role of match winner in this tournament for Mumbai Indians. Match will be on rock solid pitch of Wankhede which is a heaven for batsmen and at night there is a lot of dew so team batting second will have a higher probability of winning the match.