Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
The fifth meeting of the IPL 2020 between MI and KKR is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on September 23rd, 2020.
MI vs KKR History (IPL):
The teams completed 25 meetings in the IPL History, to date. Out of them, the MI won 19 times and lost just 6 times.
The teams met 10 times at the home ground of MI. The host won 9 times, and visitors won just once in 2012.
The teams met 10 times at the home ground of KKR. The host won just thrice, on the other hand, the visitors won 7 times.
When the teams at the neutral venue, MI won thrice and KKR won twice.
The victory brings points:
In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.
The weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 32 – 34 Celsius. The wind would be between 8 to 20 kph throughout the match. The speed of wind would decrease as the match progressed.
Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):
Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.
The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.
The lowest defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams faced each other at the venue just once. The KKR won the match.
T20I History at Venue:
The MI got just two chance to play the match at the venue, the team lost at both the occasions. KKR had three opportunities to play at the venue. Out of them, the team won once and lost the other two, one of the defeats was actually tied, but the team lost by boundary count.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The team would include M. McClenaghan in place of J. Pattinson, the rest unchanged.
Mumbai Indians Eleven: RG. Sharma, Q. de Kock, S. Yadav, S. Tiwari, K. Pandya, K. Pollard, H. Pandya, M. McClenaghan, R. Chahar, T. Boult, J. Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders:
The team would prefer to go with a pace-spin combination, too. The team has a couple of pace all-rounders and bowling all-rounders.
Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, S. Narine, N. Rana, E. Morgan, D. Karthik, A. Russell, S. Mavi / R. Tripathi, P. Cummins, K. Yadav, V. Chakravarthy, K. Nagarkoti