KOL vs MI Dream11 Prediction, Dream Team: IPL 2021

KOL vs MI Dream11 Prediction: 5th Match, IPL 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians will be played in the 5th match of IPL 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. We will cover KOL vs MI Dream11 PredictionDream11 Team, Probable Playing XI, and match preview.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata Knight Riders have started the season on a good note as they won the first match by ten runs. They put up a good performance with the bat, and the bowlers also contributed decently to the team’s win.

Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana opened the innings for KKR; while Gill got out without scoring much, Rana scored a brilliant fifty, and at some point, it looked like he would score a hundred. At No.3, Tripathi put up a good partnership with Rana and hit a brilliant fifty.

Russell and Morgan, who were supposed to score quick runs by hitting sixes and fours in the middle-order, got out very cheaply. Even Shakib Al Hasan didn’t score much. In the end, Dinesh Karthik batted brilliantly and helped KKR to post a good total.

The bowling unit put up a decent performance as they picked up wickets at crucial times and leaked a good amount of runs. Prasidh Krishna and Pat Cummin bowled well, picking up two and one wickets, respectively. Shakib Al Hasan and Andre Russell also performed decently, picking up wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders would want to continue the winning momentum, and winning their next match against a strong team like MI will boost their confidence even more.

Mumbai Indians:

The tradition of Mumbai Indians losing the first match has been intact as they lost their first match even in this season. The batsmen failed to put up enough score on the board, which resulted in them losing the game by two wickets.

Rohit Sharma and Chris Lynn opened the innings in the first match of the season. Rohit got run out early due to the miscommunication, but Lynn batted well and was unlucky to miss his fifty by just one run.

Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan batted decently in the middle-order, scoring a good strike rate. But after they got dismissed, the remaining batsman fell like a pack of cards. Hardik, Pollard, and Krunal got out without scoring much.

The bowling unit did an excellent job and almost won the team’s match, but the opposition scored a run on the last ball. Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen bowled a tight line, and lengths were troubling the batsman and picking up two wickets. Krunal Pandya and Trent Boult also managed to pick up wickets.

Losing the first match of the season is nothing new to Mumbai Indians, and they very well know how to make a comeback, and they will be eager to play and win their next match.

Match Details

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League, 2021

Date: 13th April 2021

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Live Score

KOL vs MI Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 27

KOL Won: 6

MI Won: 21

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 173

Average second innings score: 168.5

(The average score is based on two matches played here at this venue so far in this season)

The pitch here is considered to be on the slower side and mostly favors the spin bowlers. Batting is somewhat tricky as the ball doesn’t come on to the bat so quickly, and also, the fast bowlers will have success if they bowl different variations. Dew might also play an essential factor.

(The chasing team at this venue has won one out of the two matches so far in this season)

Weather Forecast

The weather will be clear skies, and there is no chance of rain during the match.

KOL vs MI Dream11 Team News

KOL:

  • They are likely to go with same playing XI.

MI:

  • Quinton de Kock is out of quarantine and available for selection, He might replace Chris Lynn.
  • “Kieron Pollard is Mumbai Indians preferred sixth-bowling option, for now” said – Zaheer Khan, Mumbai’s bowling coach.

KOL vs MI Probable Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk)/Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Top Picks for KOL vs MI Dream11 Team

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Andre Russell:

(1 M, 5 R, 5 A + 3 O, 1 W)

Russell is a right-handed batsman and is known for playing destructively and also manages to pick up wickets by bowling medium pace. Russell scored only five runs in the last match and was expensive with the ball but managed to pick up a wicket. He is very good Captaincy choice in KOL vs MI Dream11 Team Prediction.

Nitish Rana:

(1 M, 80 R, 80 A)

He is a left-handed batsman and opens the innings for the team. Rana batted brilliantly, scoring 80 runs from just 56 balls.

Shubman Gill:

(1 M, 15 R, 15 A)

Shubman Gill is a young right-handed batsman and opens the innings for the team. He scored only 15 runs in the last match.

Shakib Al Hasan:

(1 M, 3 R, 3 A + 4 O, 1 W)

He is an all-rounder who is equally good with both bat and ball. Shakib scored only three runs but managed to pick up a wicket. He is must have pick in KOL vs MI Dream11 Team.

Rahul Tripathi:

(1 M, 53 R, 53 A)

Tripathi is a right-handed batsman and a decent striker of the ball. He batted at No.3 position and scored a fifty from just 29 balls.

Eoin Morgan:

(1 M, 2 R, 2 A)

He is a left-handed batsman and will be leading the side this season. Morgan is a good striker of the ball but scored only two runs in the last match.

Pat Cummins:

(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. Cummins bowled decently, picking up a wicket.

Prasidh Krishna:

(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and has appeared to be in perfect form in the recent series against England. In the last match, Prasidh managed to pick up two wickets.

Varun Chakravarthy:

(1 M, 4 O, 0 W)

H is a right-arm leg-break bowler. In the last match he didn’t take wicket but he is very good bowler.

Dinesh Karthik:

(1 M, 22 R, 22 A)

He is the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team and does the role of finisher very well. Karthik batted brilliantly, scoring 22* runs from just nine balls.

MI:

Rohit Sharma:

(1 M, 19 R, 19 A)

Skipper Rohit opens the innings for MI and can play big innings if he gets going. He scored 19 runs but was unlucky to get run out in the last match. Rohit is also a very good Captain choice in KKR vs MI Dream11 Team.

Quinton de Kock:

(66 M, 1959 R, 31.6 A)

He played 66 matches and scored 1959 runs. Quinton de Kock did not play the last game due to quarantine rules.

Chris Lynn:

(1 M, 49 R, 49 A)

He is also a right-handed batsman and opened the innings along with Rohit in the last match. Lynn batted well scoring, 49 runs from 35 balls.

Surya Kumar Yadav:

(1 M, 31 R, 31 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and generally bats at No.3 for MI. Surya Kumar Yadav batted decently scoring, 31 runs in the last match.

Ishan Kishan:

(1 M, 28 R, 28 A)

He is a young wicketkeeper-batsman and generally bats in the middle-order. Ishan Kishan scored 28 runs in the last match.

Jasprit Bumrah:

(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and well known for his yorkers in the death overs. Bumrah bowled very well picking, up two wickets.

Kieron Pollard:

(1 M, 7 R, 7 A)

Pollard is a right-handed batsman and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. In the last match, he scored seven runs and did not bowl.

Hardik Pandya:

(1 M, 13 R, 13 A)

He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Hardik scored only 13 runs and did not get to bowl in the last match.

Trent Boult:

(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)

He is a left-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace, and swings the ball very well. Boult managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.

Marco Jensen:

(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)

He is a young left-arm fast bowler and made his IPL debut this season. Jansen bowled well, picking up two wickets.

Rahul Chahar:

(1 M, 4 O, 0 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and is good at picking up wickets. Chahar was expensive and went wicketless in the last match.

Piyush Chawla:

(164 M, 584 R, 11.92 A + 541.4 O, 156 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and has a lot of experience playing in IPL. Chawla did not play the last match.

KOL vs MI Dream11 Team Prediction

Final Team:

Wicket-Keepers:
I Kishan, Q De Kock

Batsmen:
Rohit Sharma (Vc), S Yadav, N Rana, S Gill

All-Rounders:
A Russell (C)

Bowlers:
J Bumrah, T Boult, Pat Cummins, V Chakravarthy

You can pick Pat Cummins to Shakib Al Hasan/K Pollard.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

  • Andre Russell
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Surya Kumar Yadav
  • Shubman Gill
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Pat Cummins

We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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