Fresh from their victory against Kings XI Punjab in an away contest, Mumbai Indians now under skipper Rohit Sharma looks a confident team, ready to make inroads in the second half of the tournament.
The move to hold himself back against KXIP yielded good result for Rohit as Krunal Pandya stepped up to the plate. Mumbai Indians are peaking just at the right time with both bat and ball and today's contest at home against KKR gives them yet another opportunity to move up the points table.
KKR, on the other hand, will be buoyed by their win against the mighty CSK at home. They managed to restrict Chennai under a manageable score and then chased it down with Shubhman Gill showing his class. Karthik too, proved his worth as a key middle-order batsman and shouldered the finishing responsibilities perfectly. Today at Wankhede they face MI who have a better record against them and KKR know that they have a task on their hands.
As far as team changes from both camps are concerned, doubts over Nitish Rana's return still remain in the KKR camp. In case Rana missed out, KKR is likely to field the same XI. Mumbai Indians too is most likely to bench Kieron Pollard. In that case, they too are most likely to field the same XI which they did against KXIP.
As far as playing conditions are concerned it will be hot and humid as its a day game. Wankhede historically has a lot of runs stored in its deck and will likely be the same. A run feast of a contest is on the cards.
Toss Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and have opted to field
Mumbai Indians Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders : Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav