Mumbai Indians will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match five of the IPL 2021 on April 13 at the MA Chidambaran Stadium in Chennai.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will be looking to get first points of this year’s IPL when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai. Kolkata Knight Riders will be a confident team going into this match as defeated a strong Sunrisers team in their opening game. There were a lot of positives for them as they finally got their batting order right. They will hope that young Shubman Gill comes to the party after a low score in the last match. The bowling will be led by Pat Cummins with Krishna and Chakravarthy expected to play crucial roles.
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Both teams have made a contrasting star to their IPL 2021 campaign. On the opening day of IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians lost in a last ball thriller to Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. KKR, on the other hand, beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs to start off with a win. Mumbai were poor with the bat against RCB, Chris Lynn top scoring with 49 runs. The likes of Hardik and Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and the rest of the lower order failed miserably as MI could only manage 159/9. In the field too MI looked rusty, with dropped catches costing the team dear. Nitish Rana was the star for KKR in their opening match with the opener blasting 80 off 56 balls.
He got good support from Rahul Tripathi, who scored 53 and despite big hitters like Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan failing to come to the party, KKR managed to score 187/6.
Bumrah has only bowled to Morgan and Karthik in four innings.