MI vs KKR Live Score: Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to field first against Mumbai Indians; Rohit Sharma back for MI – Follow Live Updates – Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field first against Mumbai Indians in the 34th match of the IPL 2021 phase 2 here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The big news for MI is Rohit Sharma is back after a game break while Hardik Pandya misses out on another game due to niggle.
Playing XI of both the sides
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 23, 2021
Both team captains at the toss
Rohit Sharma: Feeling good. Looking forward to the game. Just one change; Anmol who played so well unfortunately misses out. Not a lot to be honest (spoken after the last game). Certain basics of cricket that was missed, we need to do right. We have spoken about it and hopefully, we can execute today. It is a good positive to have but I personally understand that every day is a new day. T20 is a format that you have to be good on that particular day.
Eoin Morgan: We are going to bowl first. It worked in the first game and we are going for the same formula. Not getting complacent and sport has the knack to bite you in the backside. We have kept the same side.
MI vs KKR – Preview
Match number 34 of the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi tonight. Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders were dominant in their opening game as they registered 9-wickets win against Royal Challengers Bangalore and will be aiming to continue the same against Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians. Knight Riders are sitting sixth in the table with just three wins in eight games and need 4 more wins out of their 6 remaining games to advance into the playoffs.
@18:57 – Pitch Report
“Abu Dhabi is hot as ever. The breeze is coming in nicely. It is a new surface. This is an absolute fast bowlers paradise, isn’t it? Tonight it is going to be a battle of spin, fast bowlers do pick up wickets here and that is because it is a bit grassy with a slow tennis ball kind of bounce. Generally spin is very hard to score at and they take 40 per cent of the wickets. The breeze, size of the boundary; some of the reasons for spinners being successful. Batters might have a tough time,” analysis by Danny Morrison and Matthew Hayden.
@18:55 – West Indies powerhouse in tonight’s game
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 23, 2021
@18:50 – Mumbai Indians off to the battleground
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 23, 2021
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 23, 2021
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are sitting fourth in the table with 4 wins and 4 defeats in their 8 matches this year and any more slip-ups can prove costly. The reigning champions need 4 wins out of their last 6 games to qualify for playoffs and will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing 20 runs defeat against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
Read on for all the things you need to know about MI vs KKR live score, live streaming, and ball by ball commentary.
MI vs KKR Match Details
When will the MI vs KKR IPL 2021 match be played? Date
The 34th match of IPL 2021 between MI vs KKR will be played on September 23
What time MI vs KKR match will begin? Time
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders match will begin at 07:30 PM IST
Where will the MI vs KKR match be played? Venue
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
Where to watch Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score?
Fans can catch Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score at InsideSport
How do I watch live streaming of MI vs KKR T20I in India?
Fans can watch and enjoy IPL 2021 Live on the Star India Network channels in 8 languages. Other than English & Hindi, the league will be broadcasted in 6 regional languages.
All the action of IPL 2021 will also be simulcasted and LIVE STREAMED on Star’s video on demand platform Disney+Hotstar. But for that, either IPL FANS will have to take an annual or monthly subscription to the platform.
IPL 2021 – Points Table:
|Chennai Super Kings||8||6||2||0||0||12||+1.223|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||8||5||3||0||0||10||-0.706|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||8||3||5||0||0||6||+0.110|
IPL 2021, MI vs KKR Squads
Rohit Sharma (C), Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Quinton de Kock, Piyush Chawla, Jimmy Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar
Eoin Morgan (C), Vaibhav Arora, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Andre Russell, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer
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