IPL 2024- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (May 11th, 2024)

This Saturday we have a top vs down match. This time the tabletop Kolkata knight riders are going to play their league match against the table-down team Mumbai Indians. KKR is almost qualified for playoffs and on the other side 5 times champion Mumbai is almost out of the qualifier matches. But this match is worthwhile. For Mumbai Indians, it is a namesake match. They are almost out of this playoff race. But still, they will try to play well to restore their name. This is also an important match for KKR as it helps them establish themselves as a strong candidate for the playoffs.

Venue and timing 

The venue of this match is scheduled at Kolkata's home ground. It is going to be played at Eden Garden, Kolkata. The time of the match is fixed at 7.30 PM. Weekend matches in the evening are always joyful to watch. In both the teams, Kolkata is looking for a strong competitor and this team always performs well on home ground. So it is another benefit for KKR. On the other side, Mumbai will also try to win this match for the namesake. Already they have lost a lot of matches and this time MI will try to win this match. Let us check both teams' journey so far in this IPL. 

Both teams journey so far: IPL 2024

Mumbai Indians (MI)

For Mumbai Indians, it is a disaster season. This season is a bad dream for Mumbai Indians. Their performance is unexpected for everyone. They lost a lot of matches and are currently settled at the last position. They have played a total of 12 matches and lost 8 matches in this and won only 4 matches. The team has been struggling since the inception of the IPL. Their batsmen, bowlers as well and the whole team performed poorly. Although in these few matches, Mumbai will try to make a win. So that they can do something for the sake of the fans. 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 

Kolkata's journey in this IPL is so good. Their team looks balanced in every department either bowling or batting. They are currently seated at first position in the IPL points table. They are ruling this season to date. Out of the 11 matches they have played, they won 8 matches and lost only three matches. KKR bowling and batting are on the line which can help them to win any match. This match will give them a chance to fix their first position in the points table.  Kolkata will try to convert this match into a win. 

Head to head in IPL history 

On a historical note in the IPL. They both have played 33 matches to date. In this Mumbai has recorded 23 match wins and Kolkata has recorded 10 wins. Here Mumbai is easily getting a good record. But in this season the story is changed. Mumbai is suffering to perform well and settled at 9th position. On the other side, KKR is at the top of the points table. So this match is history vs present. It is interesting to watch either Mumbai play like what they had played against KKR in history. Or this season hero KKR takes this match in their favour. It is on the team's efforts and their performance. It is worthwhile to watch this match. Let's check the players of both teams who can show some good innings in this KKR vs MI match. 

Player to watch out for KKR vs MI match 

We have some players from both sides who can be the best performers in this match. Let's check it for both KKR and MI. 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) 

Kolkata star players Sunil Narine and Phil Salt are justifying their role in every match. They are in the top 10 batsmen who scored the most runs this season. To date, they both have scored a total of 461 and 429 runs respectively in this season. The batting department of KKR is doing well. From the bowling side, we have three players who are doing superbly. These are Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine, and Harshit Rana. All three are in the top 10 bowlers list of this IPL season. These all are key contestants for this match. 

Mumbai Indians (MI) 

This season is disappointing for the team. Mumbai will try to win this last match so that they can heal the team's performance. Mumbai's Rohit Sharma and Captain Hardik Pandya may perform well in this upcoming match and can help the team to win this match. We also have Surya Kumar Yadav who can knock in this match. As a team, Mumbai is suffering to perform. But if these players perform well then MI can do better in this match. In the Bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah and the team can help MI in making a win. So it is interesting to watch these players. 

Expected playing XI 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Shreyas Iyer(C), Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma, Phil Salt (WK), Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana 

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya ©, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah,  Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Tilak Varma,  Gerald Coetzee, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Naman Dhir 

Fantasy Playing XI KKR vs MI

Wicket-keeper: Phil Salt, Ishan Kishan

All-rounder: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (c)

Batsman: Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer, Tim David

Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Gerald Coetzee, Varun Chakaravarthy


Here we are ending this article with a short discussion on who can be the winner. We are with the KKR side. KKR is dominating the all-team this season. They have a very good track record in this IPL. In this upcoming match, it is not a surprise to see KKR recording a win against the Mumbai Indians. However, this is only a probability and this will be clear on match day itself. So stay tuned with us to know more about the IPL stuff. 

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