Mumbai Indians Team 2019: The Sportsrush presents before you MI’s Predicted Playing 11 for their 14th match of IPL 2019 vs KKR.
This might be the culminating match of the group stage for this year’s Indian Premier League but it’s by no means one that doesn’t come bearing with it any fruits. As we move to the prestigious Wankhede Stadium for the conclusion of what has been an engrossing 56 matches in the league, the Mumbai Indians will look to sign off in style.
Not only will a well rounded team effort ensure that Mumbai go into the knock-out phase with momentum in their kitty but it will also reinstate them back in the Top two.
It’s a vital position to be in going into the qualifiers and eliminator and with such a humongous prize at stake, this promises to be an encounter where Mumbai will be at their delectable best.
Mumbai Indians Team 2019
Nothing new to report from here with Rohit Sharma and wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock set to be the familiar faces we’ll see come out to open for the Indians yet again. De Kock’s half-century on an extremely sluggish surface has seen the wicket-keeper come back among the runs.
It’s resolute news for the home side and they’ll be expecting Rohit to show perseverance as well and give the side a solid foundation to build from. In Evin Lewis, MI have someone who’s been a relatively new but a good induction into the side. He’s been among the runs, scoring at a good rate as well, something that has boded well for the unit.
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A middle-order that has some of the cleanest hitters of the cricket ball, the one cause of concern for the Indians is Suryakumar Yadav. You are just never sure what you’re going to get from him but being a franchisee that doesn’t like changing too much, he’ll retain his position at number 4.
Following will be Krunal and Hardik Pandya with Kieron Pollard completing the batting order. It’s going to be another surface where the runs come in thick and fast and expect these faces to massively enjoy themselves as they open their arms to showcase a profound range of strokeplay.
Jasprit Bumrah was back at his delightful best in the Indians previous encounter and the specialist will be looking to display his exceptional skill set yet again.
What the Mumbai side do have a problem is the departure of Jason Behrendorff. Barinder has failed to take accountability to step up in his departure but we expect him to get another chance to complete Mumbai’s pace trip alongside Lasith Malinga.
The spin department will see Rahul and Krunal come in to fill the gaps of the slower bowlers’ overs with their 8 overs.
Mumbai Indians Team 2019 – 1) Rohit Sharma (c) 2) Quinton de Kock (wk) 3) Evin Lewis 4) Suryakumar Yadav 5) Krunal Pandya 6) Hardik Pandya 7) Kieron Pollard 8) Rahul Chahar 9) Barinder Sran 10) Lasith Malinga 11) Jasprit Bumrah