Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) new captain Ian Morgan decided to bat first by winning the toss in the 32nd match of the 13th season of IPL against Mumbai Indians (MI) at K Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday. Kolkata’s team is playing today under the supervision of the new captain. Today, Dinesh Karthik has left the captaincy to focus on his batting.
Second English cricketer after Kevin Pietersen
After this, the team management has given its command to Eoin Morgan, who won England the World Cup for the first time. Morgan equalized Kevin Pietersen as he landed for a toss at the Dubai ground. He is the second English cricketer to have a chance to captain the IPL. KP captained 17 IPL matches, winning 3 of them while losing the team in 14. He captained 6 matches for RCB in 2009 and 11 matches for Delhi in 2014.
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This is how both teams perform
It is noteworthy that this is the eighth match of both the teams. Mumbai has won five and lost two. He has 10 points in his account and is in second place. Royal Challengers Bangalore also have 10 points but Mumbai’s team is better in net run rate. Mumbai’s net run rate is even better than first-placed Delhi Capitals (12 points) and if they beat Kolkata it will once again reach the first place.
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Talking about this match, Mumbai has replaced Nathan Coulter Nile in place of James Pattinson, while KKR has Green in place of Mavi.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Karen Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar and Jaspreet Bumrah.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakraborty, Famous Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Chris Green, Pat Cummins
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Face to face
- Total Matches 26
- Mumbai won 20
- Kkr won 6
Batting: Mi- Suryakumar Yadav (7 matches, 233 runs), KKR – Shubman Gill (7 matches, 254 runs)
Boling: Mi- Jasprit Bumrah (7 matches, 11 wickets), KKR – Andre Russell (7 matches, 6 wickets)