KOL vs MI Team Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians – 13 April 2021 (Chennai). Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, and Nitish Rana will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Mumbai Indians in the league match of IPL 2021, aka Indian Premier League, which will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Kolkata Knight Riders underperformed last season, but they started IPL 2021 with a bang. Nitish Rana continued his good domestic form, whereas Rahul Tripathi also played a brilliant knock. The emergence of DK as a finisher is a big boost for the side, whereas Cummins & Krishna have been wonderful in bowling.
Mumbai Indians started the season with a defeat, and they would want to bounce back in this game. Chris Lynn played a fine knock in the last game, whereas Rohit Sharma and Surya also looked in brilliant touch. Jasprit Bumrah has been back to his best, whereas the emergence of Marco Jansen is a positive for the side.
Pitch Report – This track has a history of supporting spinners. The average 1st innings batting score in the IPL 2021 games played here is 173 runs.
Total IPL 2021 Games: 2; Batting 1st Won: 1; Batting 2nd Won: 1
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Stadium:- MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai; Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana, Shubhman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel, Shakib al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, and Andre Russel.
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Kieron Pollard.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Kolkata Knight Riders – Pat Cummins
Mumbai Indians – Jasprit Bumrah
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Nitish Rana, Andre Russel, and Jasprit Bumrah.
KOL vs MI Team Wicket-Keeper
Ishan Kishan (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Ishan scored 516 runs at an average of 57.33 last season, whereas he was also the highest run-scorer of the side. He is a T20 specialist batsman and loves smashing the ball.
KOL vs MI Team Batsmen
Rohit Sharma (Price 10), Suryakumar Yadav (Price 9), and Chris Lynn (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma scored 332 runs last season, whereas Surya scored 480 at an average of 40.00. Lynn scored 458 runs in BBL10 at a strike rate of 154.73, whereas he scored a brilliant half-century on his MI debut. All three of them were looking in good touch in the last game.
Shubhman Gill (Price 9) and Nitish Rana (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Gill scored 440 runs last season, whereas Rana scored 352 runs. Rana had a brilliant domestic season in 2021, whereas Gill is now a regular in the Indian team. Both of them are brilliant players, whereas Rana scored a brilliant knock of 80 runs in the last game.
KOL vs MI Team All-Rounders
Andre Russel (Price 10) will be our all-rounder from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Russel flopped in IPL 2020, but he scored 510 runs at a strike rate of 204.81 in IPL 2019, whereas he scalped 11 wickets too. He is also bowling the death-overs for his side in IPL 2021.
KOL vs MI Team Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah (Price 9) and Trent Boult (Price 9) will be our bowlers from the Mumbai Indians. Bumrah scalped 27 wickets last season, whereas Boult scalped 25. Both of them are world-class players, and they are genuine wicket-takers.
Pat Cummins (Price 9) and Varun Chakravarthy (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Cummins scalped 12 wickets last season, whereas Varun scalped 17 wickets at an economy of 6.84. Both of them are wicket-takers, and the pitch will assist them.
Match Prediction: Mumbai Indians will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Suryakumar Yadav and Andre Russel
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Rohit Sharma and Nitish Rana
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.