The 34th match of the VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between MI and KKR on September 23, 2021 at 07:30 PM IST at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
On Thursday, MI will play KKR in VIVO IPL 2021 match number 34. The match-up between the defending champion Mumbai Indians and the two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders is sure to be exciting for cricket lovers. MI will be seeking to reclaim its winning formula in order to stay in the playoff race, while KKR will be hoping to duplicate their performance against RCB in their last encounter.
Match Analysis and Preview
Mumbai will be looking to correct all of the mistakes they made against CSK in their previous match, and would like to win this match in order to stay in the competition. Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya are both fit and will play in this game, further strengthening their batting lineup. Trent Boult, Jaspreet Bumrah, and Adam Milne from the Pace battery performed admirably in the previous match, taking two wickets each. The only concern is the form of Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, and Krunal Pandya, who form the foundation of MI’s middle-order. The form of Saurabh Tiwary, who scored a half-century in the previous match, is a positive from that game. There will be few changes in the playing XI which are expected.
Possible Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Sourabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jaspreet Bumrah and Adam Milne.
Kolkata Knight Riders
After defeating RCB a few days ago, KKR will be full of confidence. Their bowlers did a fantastic job, limiting RCB to 92 runs in just 10 overs, and the batsman got those runs in just 10 overs. However, the match against MI could decide their fate for the rest of the tournament. KKR’s bowling attack appears to be very good and suited to the pitch in Abu Dhabi, with the pace of Lockie Furguson and Prasidh Krishna, the accuracy of Andre Russell, and the spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine. Kolkata will likely field the same lineup that faced RCB. Both of their openers, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer, looked sharp. KKR’s premium all-rounder Russell’s bowling form is also a plus as they prepare for their next match. KKR will be looking to win and exact revenge on the team that defeated them earlier this year.
Possible Playing XI
Shubman Gill, VenkateshIyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Furguson, Varun Chakravarthy and PrasidhKrishna
KKR vs MI, Match 34, IPL 2021
Date & Time : 24th September 2021, 7:30PM IST
Venue : Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Karthik has 338 runs from 23 games for KKR at a strike rate of 126.11, while Sunil Narine has 22 wickets with the best match haul of 4/15 against MI.
MI captain Rohit Sharma has scored 982 runs at a strike rate of 133.06 against KKR, while Bumrah has taken 12 wickets with the best figure of 3/7.
Head to Head
In 28 IPL games spanning 14 seasons, the Mumbai Indians have utterly crushed the Kolkata Knight Riders, defeating them 22 times. The Kolkata Knight Riders have failed terribly in their desperate attempts to put up a fight against the Mumbai Indians, with only six victories.
- Wicket-keeper –Quinton de Kock (MI)
- Batsman –Rohit Sharma (MI), Suryakumar Yadav (MI), Shubham Gill (KKR), Rahul Tripathi (KKR)
- All-rounder– Andre Russell (KKR), Hardik Pandya (MI), Venkatesh Iyer (KKR)
- Bowlers – Rahul Chahar (MI), Jaspreet Bumrah (MI), Varun Chakravarthy (KKR)
We will choose Andre Russell as our Captain because of his last match performance and CPL form. Vice captain will be Quinton de Kock for our team.
KKR vs MI Betting Tips
We feel Mumbai Indians will win this match due to their domination over KKR, as the statistics indicate. The pitch is level, and MI is a more balanced team than KKR. As a result, we’ll be betting on MI to win this game.
Rahul Chahar will be our bowler of choice from both teams.
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