Indian Premier League Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
They seem to have returned to the Mumbai Indians where they were last year. While they are in second position in the IPL 2020 point tally, it doesn’t look like they will really challenge the duo to stay in the top two. The Kolkata Knight Riders, currently in the fourth position, certainly want to get a better place, only to have a buffer and elimination between them before the knockout stage, especially AB de Villiers and The perfect hammer they got in the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore could not do anything to boost their confidence or their run-rate. They faced great MI batting in medium-sized Abu Dhabi. On the ground, things will be callous.
The Mumbai Indians are below Delhi Capital because the Delhi team lost to everyone but landed in Mumbai. MI seems to have checked all the boxes from batting to bowling to fielding. Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders.
At any given time, at least two or three MI batsmen come together well. Between Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Han Shan Kishan. And Kieron Pollard they have all done, add that Hardik and Krunal Pandya.
The bowling batting looks great, but there is no arguing that the quick bowling attacks of Trent Bolt, Jaspreet Bumrah, and James Pattinson are right there.
KKR is bringing a lot of changes to their combination. It was a good thing for them to remove Sunil Narine from top-order batting, and then the West Indies were called up for questionable action, so it is doubtful if he sees no further action.
Tom Banton has arrived, Eoin Morgan is now at No. 4, and Rahul Tripathi is at No. Whatever the number, there was chaos for everyone to watch when they faced RCB.
Except for Varun Chakraborty, the bowlers are steadfast. Pat Cummins tried perfectly but would have been an attack if he had faced de Villiers in his form.
All in all, the Mumbai Indians definitely look favorites, and KKR will have to play out of their skins to stop the defending champions. Hopefully, it will be a close game; it has now started to be a little bit of premium IPL 2020.