Mumbai vs Kolkata Match Preview of Indian T20 League

Mumbai vs Kolkata: Match Prediction, Playing XI Updates, and Pitch Report

Mumbai vs Kolkata

After losing the against team Chennai, Mumbai would want to get back to their winning track by defeating Kolkata tonight. On the other hand, team Kolkata will be keeping their eye on the victory to keep the rhythm of their previous performance against Bangalore. Let’s take a look at some pre-match updates of Mumbai vs Kolkata. 

In the the five times, champion team Mumbai and team Kolkata will be facing each other tonight. According to the previous matches of the Indian T20 league, Mumbai had to face defeat by Chennai. On the other hand, Kolkata defeated Bangalore in a very surprising way in their last T20 match.  

In this situation, both the teams will be e trying hard to climb the points table and secured their places in the playoffs. For Mumbai, the team would like to forget their previous loss against Chennai and would want to return to the track of winning. At the same time, Kolkata, who registered a surprising victory against Bangalore, would want to repeat their performance. 

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Mumbai vs Kolkata Preview

Acquiring the fourth position in the Indian T20 League points table, Mumbai needs some ongoing with trees to stay ahead in the tournament. According to the coach of the Mumbai Mahela Jayawardene, their regular captain Rohit Sharma would be joining from today’s T20 against the team Kolkata.   

Rohit Sharma has been keeping his good form for some time, and everyone is expecting the same from the Mumbai captain in the second leg of the Indian T20 league. Rohit is also providing great guidance to the team, especially to the batsman, to rectify their mistakes and overcome Kolkata. 

If we talk about the previous of Mumbai, while chasing the target against team Chennai, none of the batsmen of team Mumbai could perform except Saurabh Tiwary. On the other hand, team Kolkata who struggled in the first phase of Indian T20 was seen entirely different against Bangalore in their previous match.  

Team Kolkata let bio and Morgan are at the 6th position in the Indian T20 League points table. The teams’ bowler performed brilliantly against Bangalore, along with the mysterious performance of Varun Chakraborty and the all-rounder Andre Russell.  

They dominated Bangalore and won the in only 10 overs with the superb innings of Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill. 

Mumbai vs Kolkata Weather Report 

The temperature for tonight’s  has been expected around 34°C along with 52% humidity. In addition, the wind speed will be 10 km/hour. Therefore, no chances of rain throughout the game.  

Mumbai vs Kolkata Pitch Report 

At Sheikh Zayed Stadium, the pitch is known as batting friendly and has a great surface, which assists the batsman a lot. The fast bowlers will also get some benefits in the latter half of today’s match. In addition, the spin bowlers will get some help in the middle overs. 

Average first innings score : 165 

Record of the chasing teams: 

Batting at number second has great records for the teams here. Chasing the target by the team is certainly good for the teams, and they have maintained a 60% winning percentage on this pitch. 

Mumbai vs Kolkata Head to Head 

So far, in the history of IPL, teams of Mumbai and Kolkata have come face to face a total of 28 times. During this, Mumbai’s upper hand has been very heavy. Mumbai’s team has won 22 matches against Kolkata. On the other hand, Kolkata has won only six matches. 

Possible playing XI of Both Teams 

Team Mumbai:  

Quinton de Kock(wk), Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Trent Boult 

Bench: Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav.

Team Kolkata:

Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik(wicket-keeper), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, and Prasidh Krishna 

Bench: Kuldeep Yadav, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting 

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