Mumbai is expected to win this match.
The 32nd match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Mumbai and Kolkata at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
This game 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 VIP.
The second-ranked team in the tournament at the moment, Mumbai will be pitted against the 4th placed Kolkata on Friday. This will be the second time that the two teams will face off against each other this season. In their previous outing against each other, Mumbai got the better of Kolkata, winning the match by a margin of 49 runs.
Since then, Kolkata have evolved much as a team and will be looking to take revenge in this match. They have played in 7 matches so far and have managed to win 4, collecting 8 points in their bag. And, Mumbai have bettered them, by winning 5 out of their 7 matches and have 10 points in their bag. Though Mumbai lead by 20-6 in the Head to Head battle, nothing can be taken for granted.
MUM vs KOL Match 32 Weather Report:
The weather on the day of the match will be clear, with no cloud cover in the skies and hence the chance of rainfall is nil. The temperature is expected to be around the 30 degree Celsius mark.
Throughout this tournament, the batsmen have been dominating the game at Abu Dhabi for the most part, scoring runs at their will. But the final result has been in the hands of the bowlers, as they are the ones getting more help in the second innings of the match. Chasing down a total in the second inning would require a special effort from the batsmen of the chasing team.
Average first innings score:
168 (Last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
Record of the chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0 (Last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there’s an update)
MUM vs KOL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai
Tom Banton/Chris Green, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tom Banton/Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Manimaran Siddharth, Sunil Narine
MUM vs KOL Steal Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
Shubman Gill (8.5 credits) – Shubman Gill in the 7 matches he has played, has scored 254 runs, at an average of 42.33.
Ishan Kishan (8.5 credits) – Ishan Kishan has performed well with the bat this season, scoring 186 runs in just 5 matches.
Varun Chakravarthy (8.5 credits) – Varun Chakravarthy has played in 6 matches so far in this tournament and has taken a total of 5 wickets while maintaining an excellent economy rate.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav
Vice-Captain Options – Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MUM vs KOL 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batters – Eoin Morgan (VC), Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill
All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Keiron Pollard
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Trent Boult, Varun Chakravarthy
12th Man – Ishan Kishan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MUM vs KOL 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan
Batters – Eoin Morgan, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill (VC), Suryakumar Yadav (C)
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Keiron Pollard
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy
12th Man – Trent Boult
For this match, given the conditions at the venue, it would be wise to include multiple all-rounders and bowlers in your team. But, if you want to include an extra batsman, do it at the expense of eliminating an all-rounder from the list and adding a name like Suryakumar Yadav to your list.
Today’s MUM vs KOL Probable Winners:
Mumbai is expected to win this match.