In the match number 41 of Indian Premier League (IPL), Dinesh Karthik's Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.
In their last encounter played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs in a close contest.
However, Mumbai Indians are in the bottom four and Kolkata Knight Riders are in the top four at the Points table.
With every match being crucial for the team, defending champions Mumbai Indians are still looking to make it to the Play-offs.
Meanwhile, the situation for Kolkata Knight Riders is no different than that of Mumbai Indians. Despite being in the top four at the Standings, Dinesh Karthik-led KKR had a hard way, as they could only manage to win half of their games.
With a win tonight, Mumbai Indians will be surpassing Kolkata Knight Riders at the Standings. Although, both the team will have 10-points each with five wins.
Talking about the batsmen, Mumbai Indians has Suryakumar Yadav as in-form batsman in their line-up.
In the current season, Suryakumar has scored 399 runs with a strike rate of 132.11.
Kolkata Knight Riders has skipper Dinesh karthik as the highest run-getter in the squad with 316 runs. Apart from Karthik, Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa are also one of the highest run scorer in this season.
In the bowling department, Kolkata Knight Riders has Sunil Narine as the highest wicket-taker of the season as of now with 12 wickets. He has dismissed MI captain Rohit Sharma six times in the Indian premier League
However, Mumbai Indians has several wicket-takers in the squad including hardik Pandya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan.
Match Predictions – Statistically, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians has faced each other on 22 different occasions but MI has outshined KKR 17 times.
Mumbai Indians has not lost a single game against Kolkata Knight Riders since 2015 season opening match.