Date & Time : Sunday, April 28, 20:00 IST
Venue : Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
The two teams that have endured contrasting results in their recent games are set to clash against each other in the second of the double header on super Sunday. The Kolkata Knight Riders are on a six match losing streak whereas Mumbai Indians have won 6 of their last 8 games. According to our Dream11 expert predictions Mumbai Indians should edge Kolkata Knight Riders in this exciting contest.
Wholesale changes are expected from Kolkata Knight Riders, a team which usually doesn’t tinker with their line up too much. Their fast bowlers have been below par this season and what is more baffling is that they don’t have the depth in bench to replace them. Mumbai Indians will look to bring in an additional pacer either in place of Evin Lewis or Anukul Roy.
Eden Gardens is all set to host its final match of this season’s IPL. It has been one of the best grounds if not the best of this year. High scoring clashes and last over finishes have become synonyms with this venue and according to our Dream11 expert predictions, one last memorable encounter can be expected tonight.
Rohit Sharma has a special affection towards this venue. He has shown that by scoring a phenomenal 177 on his Test debut, world record score for highest individual score in ODI cricket (264 Vs Sri Lanka) and has also won a couple of IPL trophies at this very venue. He averages 43 at Eden Gardens, where he has scored 470 runs in 14 T20 matches.
Andre Russell’s superman powers with the bat were on display throughout the season especially at Eden Gardens. But we tend to forget his contribution with the ball. He is one of the best pace bowlers in KKR (8 wickets) and has a phenomenal record against the Mumbai Indians’ batsmen. He has dismissed Quinton de Kock and Kieron Pollard 3 times in 14 and 28 balls respectively in recent T20s. He is a must have player in all your Dream11 fantasy cricket team.
Sunil Narine has been slowly finding his bowling rhythm with the progression of each game, as he tries to prove his fitness level to the West Indies team management too. He has wonderful numbers against Mumbai Indians’ batsmen, where no individual batsman has a strike rate of above 135 against Sunil Narine (Min. 5 balls faced). He has dismissed Krunal Pandya twice. He has picked up 5 wickets in his last 3 games at Eden Gardens and could add more wickets to his tally in today’s IPL match.
In a team which has witnessed a ton of bowling changes, Jasprit Bumrah has been the silent warrior. He has gone out of his way to pick more wickets than any other bowler in his team and has the capability to get a 3 or 4 wicket haul once every 3 or 4 games. The wicket at Eden Gardens will also assist him a bit and has some positive numbers against the top order batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders.