The first matches of IPL 2020 were exciting! We've already seen Super-Over, the value of the experience and many players have improved tremendously. There have also been some disappointments, but it is too early to dismiss someone.
This next match will be held between Kolkata Knight Knights and Mumbai Indians. KKR is the last team to start and will be playing their first IPL match. For their part, the Mumbai Indians were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings in their first match.
Both teams are very strong and they have really great talent. Can KKR exit the blocks in an instant or will the Mumbai Indians learn from their mistakes in the first match?
The KKR vs MI IPL 2020 match will take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 23, 2020.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Kolkata Knight Knights will watch every match so far and learn. We've seen that the stadiums so far have had an amazing pace and bounce off it. The lawnmowers left lawn on the roof to prevent breakage and allow the ball to hit.
This is something KKR will enjoy.
His strength struck him. We look forward to seeing Shubman Gill open throughout the 2020 IPL season. He is a great talent, but he really hasn't had such a wonderful year that he will see him push for a place in the Indian team. He would have Sunil Narain at the top if he was fit. Narain has missed CPL's last few matches and has probably only rested as a precaution.
KKR has the option to choose Tom Banton instead of Narine or maybe switch to Rahul Tripathi in order to add another foreign player. Personally, we'd love to see Pantone out there, but KKR's bowling beats aren't the strongest.
Nitesh Rana, Ewen Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, and Andre Russell make up a very powerful medium system. Morgan was in great shape with a six-hitter, while Russell also had a productive CPL.
We're not sure if Russell will really throw a lot this season, but it could be very dangerous if the roofs continue to offer some bounce.
KKR's bowling attack is slightly weaker. Pat Cummins was very expensive in England, Kuldeep Yadav had his worst year in IPL 2019 and had to be eliminated, while the Indian speed squad lacked experience
Prasidh Krishna and maybe Shivam Mavi could start. This is where adding someone like Lockie Ferguson could be helpful if Narine isn't available.
The Mumbai Indians continued their tradition of starting slowly and losing a match to CSK they should have really won. Now they will also face a tough test against KKR.
Mumbai looked rusty in their previous game. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Cook looked good before shedding it. The same can be said of Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya as well.
We are also not sure if Saurap Tiwari would be the better option in fourth place. He scored 42 of 31 deliveries, but he's not the best in the spin and looks a bit suspicious against bowling at close range.
For some strange reason, Kieron Pollard is still underrated by the Mumbai Indians. They don't send him to command and let him hit as much as he can. His performance always drops in sixth place due to a lack of available deliveries or hitting partners.
The strength of the average order in Mumbai Indians is as good as the KKR, if not better.
Jaspreet Bomrah was strangely elusive in the previous match. He didn't seem confident enough for his workers to try and ended up conceding many kicks. Trent Bolt was Mumbai's best shooting player in the previous match. Your ability to collect early terrain will again be crucial.
Mumbai picked James Pattinson for their first match, but we can easily see him replaced by Mitchell McLennan or Nathan Coulter-Nile.
The strengths of the Mumbai Indians team will not change or disappear overnight. However, her slow start and current form of the main players are cause for some concern.
KKR VS MI TOSS PREDICTION
The launch will be very important. We saw that the field became better to hit in the second half and the spray made things more difficult for bowlers. Hitting second would be a huge advantage.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
We've all come to the IPL 2020 thinking it's going to be low-score competitions in dust pots that are perfect for deer. Well, the curators did their job very well and managed to give us beautiful hitting fields on the bouncy surfaces and the lawn.
The squares contain enough pitches that this trend can continue during the first weeks of IPL before the skins start to slow.
The Mumbai Indians played their first match on this intact ground. The ball hit the racket well and hardly any turn was offered. There was also a lot of dew favoring the second hitting side.
KKR VS MI DREAM11 PREDICTION
Dream11 team and Dream11 tips for KKR vs MI IPL 2020
KKR VS MI PLAYING 11
o Q Kock
o S Yadav
o S Gill
o R Sharma
o E Morgan (vc)
o K Pollard
o A Russell (c)
o T Boult
o R Chahar
o P Krishna
o P Cummins
KKR VS MI BETTING TIPS
The importance of the gift in this competition cannot be overstated. The splash factor will flip things hard in favor of side chase, so keep that in mind while placing your bets.
But overall, we think KKR has an excellent chance of making a little surprise in this competition. He has the batting to be able to match the striking power of Mumbai Indians. A KKR bowling attack can also benefit from the additional recoil offered.
Bet KKR to win.
Our favorite bets
Hexagon winner - Mumbai Indians ($ 2.10) (10 creeks)
We don't think any team in IPL 2020 will have the six-strike power that Mumbai has, although KKR comes close. Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kirun Pollard, and Suryakumar Yadav are excellent. I hope Andre Russell never owns one of his popular games.
Total Eoin Morgan Points: Over 20.5 ($ 1.83) (Petway)
Morgan is in the shape of his life and his support has been very profitable for us this season. You will be in the top 4 or 5 for sure and have a lot of problems to deal with. His ability to six whales and the way he attacks the flirt make him the best candidate to win that bet.
Total people over 11.5 ($ 1.83) (1xBet)
There is enough power six hits for this team to make this our best bet. The stadium was good in the opening match and expected to be the same. We don't think it's a problem that a total of six in the match is 12 or more.
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