IPL 2021: 5 Fantasy Picks for MI vs KKR clash in UAE, Playing11 and Live Streaming – September 23: After an emphatic 9-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders will face Mumbai Indians on Thursday in Abu Dhabi as their next assignment. Eoin Morgan-led side was pretty much dominant against Royal Challengers Bangalore and it will be interesting to watch if they can continue the same momentum against Mumbai Indians who will be at their full strength with the return of regular skipper Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Also, Mumbai Indians will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing 20 runs defeat against Chennai Super Kings in the second phase opener on Sunday.
Here, we will look at key players who can be game-changer for their respective sides in the 34th match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Five key players for IPL 2021: MI vs KKR 34th Match –
Rohit Sharma – Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma missed the opening game against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday but is set to feature against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday. Hitman scored 250 runs at an average of 35.71, including a fifty in the IPL phase 1. He has scored the most runs in MI vs KKR fixtures, scoring 982 runs in 28 innings at an average of 46.76. He looked in good touch in the red-ball cricket against England and is likely to continue his fine form.
Surya Kumar Yadav – Surya Kumar Yadav is one of the consistent performers for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai’s middle-order batsman has scored 400+ runs in each of the last three seasons (2018-2020) and has scored 176 runs in 8 innings so far in the ongoing season. Surya averages 46.67 against Kolkata Knight Riders, amassing 280 runs in 7 innings.
Rahul Chahar – Rahul Chahar has picked up 9 wickets in 17 innings against Kolkata Knight Riders, including a 4-fer in the previous meeting. He has picked up 11 wickets in 8 innings in the ongoing edition and is likely to be a crucial pick in your fantasy team.
Andre Russell – Andre Russell has been a key all-rounder for Kolkata Knight Riders for a couple of previous seasons. He has scored 163 runs in 8 innings and has picked up 10 scalps in the ongoing season so far. In head-to-head encounters, Andre Russell has scored 183 runs in 10 innings at an average of 20.33 at a strike rate of 144.09
Nitish Rana – Nitish Rana is the leading run-getter for Kolkata Knight Riders, scoring 201 runs in 7 innings at an average of 28.71 in the ongoing season. He averages 27.33 against Mumbai Indians and strikes at 126.15
MI vs KKR Probable Playing 11
Rohit Sharma & Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya/ Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill & Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine/ Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
IPL 2021: MI vs KKR – TV & Live Streaming in India
Fans can watch and enjoy IPL 2021 Live on the Star India Network channels in 8 languages. Other than English & Hindi, the league will be broadcasted in 6 regional languages.
All the action of IPL 2021 will also be simulcasted and LIVE STREAMED on Star’s video on demand platform Disney+Hotstar. But for that, either IPL FANS will have to take an annual or monthly subscription to the platform.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: MI vs KKR Squads
Rohit Sharma (C), Rahul Chahar, Aditya Tare, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Anukul Roy, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Piyush Chawla, Jimmy Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar
Eoin Morgan (C), Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Vaibhav Arora, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Karun Nair, Venkatesh Iyer