The fifth match of the 13th season of the Indian T-20 League will be played between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians Today. Rohit Sharma’s team, which had lost in the first game, will be desperate for victory.
Mumbai has never won the first match since 2013; he has also lost to the Chennai Super Kings in the first match. Whereas Mumbai will play to win after the first loss, KKR will have the goal of launching the triumph.
On both clubs, there is no lack of heavy hitters. This is Sukhman gill third IPL, which specializes in hitting sixes across the ground. The same hitman, Rohit Sharma, is the king of limited cricket.
Ipl is not limited to a bat or technical ability. In this case, the role of Stamina is critical, and in such a case, it is worth watching Hardik Pandya and Andre Russell. Pandya, who has returned healthy, has the power to face KKR’s most expensive player, Pat Cummins, along with Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav.
At the same time, Russell is the riskiest batsman on T-Twenty cricket. Russell, who hit 56 sixes last season, blamed the team management for being sent down the batting list, but this time he was guaranteed to drop to number three, which is enough to place pressure on the opposition teams.
Mentor David Hussey of KKR recently said that if it lets us win the match, why not? If Russell plays 60 balls in number three, he can also score a double century. He can do something about it. KKR has the best-limited command of international cricket captain Van Morgan who can support Dinesh Karthik.
On the other hand, Mumbai has more rounders than Nathan Coulter Nile. Despite a strong start on Saturday, Mumbai was able to score 162 runs for nine wickets. In such a scenario, Ishan Kishan could be fielded by an explosive batsman instead of Saurabh Tiwari.
Jasprit Bumrah could not walk in the first match, but he was not among those in bad form for a long time; apart from the spinners Kunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, and the fast bowlers, Mumbai also had extra bowlers in the form of Pandya and Kieron Pollard.