KKR vs MI in IPL 2021: 3 key battles and when and where to watch them live on TV and online for free

KKR vs MI in IPL 2021: Three biggest individual match-ups within the bigger contest that will light up the occasion
KKR vs MI in IPL 2021: Three biggest individual match-ups within the bigger contest that will light up the occasion

KKR vs MI in IPL 2021: 3 key battles and when and where to watch them live on TV and online for free After losing their first match, Mumbai Indians (MI) would be looking to get back to winning ways in IPL 2021 when they face (KKR) Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.

Mumbai Indians are likely to bring in Quinton de Kock and Piyush Chawla into their playing XI while KKR may persist with the same line-up. Let’s look at the three most promising and exciting one-on-one contests that we may witness in this match.

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Quinton de Kock vs Anrich Nortje

One of the sweetest strikers of the cricket ball and one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket. Quinton de Kock and Anrich Nortje can set the stage on fire when they go up against one another in the KKR vs MI contest.

Since they don’t play against each other in international cricket, this will be a great opportunity to witness a very thrilling match-up. The hitting prowess of de Kock against the pace and power of Nortje is a contest whose result is hard to predict.

Rohit Sharma vs Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins is among the finest, if not the finest bowlers in world cricket. When he faces a titan of modern-day limited-overs cricket Rohit Sharma, it will make for an epic fight. Cummins’ accuracy, speed, and skills against Sharma’s unmatched strokeplay make for a mouth-watering prospect.

These two are very likely to face each other at the top of the Mumbai Indians’ innings. A contest such as this will add lustre to the KKR vs MI match.

Nitish Rana vs Jasprit Bumrah

A very fine innings by Nitish Rana in KKR’s first match of IPL 2021 sets the stage perfectly for a showdown with the unmatched master of T20 bowling Jasprit Bumrah. If Rana is in the kind of form that he showed in the last match, then a bowler of the calibre of Bumrah is needed to counter him.

But there is no easy way to predict who will win the contest when these two are up against each other in the death overs. Will Jasprit Bumrah’s yorkers triumph or the emphatic strokeplay or Rana? We’ll be watching.

Live streaming on TV and online

The KKR vs MI match would be telecasted live on three HD and thre SD channels of Star network. Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select 1, and Star Sports Hindi are the three SD channels. The HD versions of these channels will carry the live feed as well.

For online viewers, Hotstar is the online platform providing live coverage.

The match will begin at 7:30 PM and the toss will take place half-an-hour before.