We began with RCB losing 6 continuous games and now, it’s the time for Kolkata Knight Riders to repeat the same in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team began as its destructive self and looked like the one to beat this season, but suddenly, forms have dropped and Andre Russell seems to be their only saving grace each time. They now have a home game and will try desperately to get a win and avoid the embarrassment of 7 consecutive losses.
They host Mumbai Indians tonight in IPL 2019, a team which has surprisingly been consistent this season. Batsmen are consistently firing while the bowlers are getting into their own. The all-rounders are probably the best in the competition and MI are coming off a massive victory against table-toppers CSK too. Keep reading for our complete Fantain (Use Code “READ1234”) fantasy preview of this game…
- Tournament: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.
- Date: 28th April 2019, 8:00pm IST
- Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Capacity: 68,000+
- Series status: IPL 2019 round robin stage.
Form (recent first)
- KKR: L L L L L L
- MI: W L W W L
- In IPL 2018, MI won both games against KKR; one by 13 runs, one by 103 runs.
- Head to head, MI lead KKR 18-5.
- Today will be Rohit Sharma’s 100th IPL match as captain.
- No KKR bowler has reached 10 wickets in IPL 2019.
- Prasidh Krishna: 3 wickets, 10 games, bowling average – 118.33!
Kolkata needs to learn to take wickets. Only Piyush Chawla has been consistently bagging wickets so he makes my team and we saw a little bit of vintage Sunil Narine in the last game, which means you should pick him too, even if KKR decided to send him to bat lower down the order again. He got a couple of wickets and the ball turned quite a lot on this spin-friendly pitch. Narine could even be your vice-captain.
It’s now or never for KKR in IPL 2019 and they may even decide to bring in an extra seamer in the form of Australia’s Matt Kelly. The added pace could give them the chance of early wickets and he could come in place of Carlos Brathwaite. Mumbai also has a decent spin attack in Krunal, Rahul Chahar and Anukul Roy, which means we may very well see another failure for Chris Lynn at the top. Expect Robin Uthappa to come back into the side in place of Rinku Singh.
The choice of wicket-keeper becomes the toughest here as we have KKR captain Dinesh Karthik against MI’s Quinton de Kock. A couple of days back, I would’ve chosen QdK with my eyes closed but DK’s 97* in his last game turned out to be his highest IPL score. Batting lower down the order, he can be a real game changer. However, KKR’s pacers haven’t been taking early wickets which means plenty of runs for Qdk in the powerplay overs, so pick the southpaw for your fantasy team today.
Anukul Roy had a decent debut with 1/11 and he should certainly keep his place on this spin-friendly pitch. If you are playing a grand league in fantasy cricket today, pick Roy as there were only 4% takers for him in MI’s last game. The Pandya brothers are a must while Rohit Sharma at the top is a good option, especially considering he scored his first 50 of IPL 2019 in the last game and also has a good record at Eden Gardens.
KKR vs MI Betting
KKR vs MI IPL 2019 betting
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