The 32nd match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Mumbai and Kolkata at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. We have got the best Mumbai vs Kolkata team prediction for today’s match.
Mumbai vs Kolkata Match 32 is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Mumbai have been the best team in the tournament so far and will be up against Kolkata in their next fixture in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai just defeated the table toppers Delhi in their last match and are at the second spot with five wins in seven games. They defeated Kolkata earlier this season by a huge 49 runs at the same venue. All of Mumbai’s batsmen have scored runs in this edition and can win games for the team from any situation.
In addition, their bowling attack has been equally good and are expected to take the field with the exact same XI. As the pitches become slower day by day, the only thing which can bother them is the lack of experienced spinners in their squad. However, they still stand as favourites going into this game.
On the other side, Kolkata managed to steal two close victories against Chennai and Punjab but the defeat against Bangalore was an eye opener for them. Shubman Gill is the only one who is scoring runs consistently in their batting order. The big names like Morgan, Rana, Russell are yet to play match winning knocks in the middle order.
The failure of the strong batting on paper is one of the reasons behind their poor outings in the last few matches. Their bowling seems to be struggling too in the absence of Sunil Narine. They badly need their star bowlers to perform and get a win from this very difficult fixture in Abu Dhabi
Today’s Probable Playing 11:
Mumbai Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Saurabh Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Chris Lynn, Sherfane Rutherford, Anukul Roy, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh.
Kolkata Probable Playing XI:
Tom Banton/Chris Green, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (C) (WK), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins.
Chris Green/Tom Banton, Rinku Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Manimaran Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson, Ali Khan, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Nikhil Naik, Kuldeep Yadav.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill (VC), Eoin Morgan, Suryakumar Yadav
All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock, Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi
All-Rounders – Andre Russell (VC)
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Pat Cummins
Injury & Availability News
Sunil Narine is currently working closely with Carl Crowe after being reported for suspect illegal bowling action by on field umpire and is uncertain to start.
Mumbai vs Kolkata Weather Report
The weather is improving for a cricket match. The temperature will drop to 31-32 Degree Celsius during the match time. The dew factor might come into play in the latter half of the match.
The pitch at Abu Dhabi has been equally good for batting and bowling. The team batting first gets the advantage of defending the total as it is never easy to chase in the second half. Anything above 160 is defendable on this wicket.
Average first innings score:
168 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
Record of the chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team
Rohit Sharma – Mumbai – Rohit Sharma scored a match winning 80 runs against Kolkata earlier this season. He has 904 runs against Kolkata in his T20 career. He also has 202 runs at an SR of 140.3 at this venue with two 50s in five innings.
Shubman Gill – Kolkata – Shubman Gill also has an average of 48.3 in Abu Dhabi with two half centuries in four innings. He is currently leading his team in the batting charts and is expected to deliver in this big match.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Options: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Vice-Captain Options: Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Quinton de Kock
Today’s Mumbai vs Kolkata Probable Winners
Mumbai is expected to win this match.