MI vs KKR in IPL 2021: After crushing defeat against CSK, can Mumbai Indians aim return to form

MI vs KKR in IPL 2021: After crushing defeat against CSK, Mumbai Indians aim return to form (Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders)
MI vs KKR in IPL 2021: After crushing defeat against CSK, Mumbai Indians aim return to form (Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders)

MI vs KKR in IPL 2021: After crushing defeat against CSK, Mumbai Indians aim return to form: Mumbai Indians, who are known to be poor starters of the tournament, started no different in the second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE. In their opening clash, which was also the first match of the second phase of the tournament, Mumbai Indians faced crushing defeat by 20 runs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). No doubt the blue brigade would be eying a comeback in their upcoming clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on September 23, Thursday, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would be coming in the contest with extra confidence after they piped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by nine wickets and 10 overs to spare. The two sides have cutthroat competition as MI stand fourth on the points table (8 matches, 4 wins) while KKR rest at the fifth spot (8 matches, 5 wins). Both the teams would be desperately searching for a win to up their chances in the top four of the points table.

MI vs KKR in IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians injury concerns

  • MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya missed the opening game against Chennai Super Kings as a precautionary measure due to a little niggle.
  • MI captain Rohit Sharma also wasn’t part of the MI. However, head coach Mahela Jayawardene confirmed Sharma’s availability for the next match.

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MI vs KKR in IPL 2021: Match Details
Match: MI vs KKR, 34th Match, Indian Premier League 2021
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Squads

Mumbai Indians (MI) 

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Roosh Kalaria, Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Jimmy Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy, Rinku Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann

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