IPL 2024: MI opt to bowl first vs KKR at Wankhede

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | May 03, 2024 IST

KKR-MI Toss

Mumbai, May 3: Winning the toss, Mumbai Indians (MI) chose to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, at the Wankhede Stadium, here on Friday.

Mumbai left out spin-bowling all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and brought in Naman Dhir. 

Rohit Sharma was not included in the MI playing XI and was expected to play as an Impact Player.

MI are currently languishing at the lower-end of the at the Points Table like Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Both RCB and MI have six points from three wins - they are placed ninth on NRR. 

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are second in the points table with 12 points from nine matches.

As per past records, MI have a commanding 23-9 lead in head-to-head matchups and have emerged victorious in nine out of the ten MI v KKR IPL matches at the Wankhede Stadium.

MI v KKR head-to-head : 32

Mumbai Indians: 23

Kolkata Knight Riders: 9

Match venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders  XI: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Phil Salt (wicket-keeper), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora and Varun Chakaravarthy.

 

KKR Bench: Chetan Sakariya, Anukul Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, KS Bharat and Manish Pandey.

Mumbai Indians XI: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Naman Dhir, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah and  Nuwan Thushara.

MI Bench: Rohit Sharma, Shams Mulani, Shivalik Sharma, Dewald Brevis and Romario Shepherd.

Can Mumbai regain their old magic and surprise KKR? Well, Mumbai Indians players, team management and MI fans would be hoping so. On the contrary, KKR supporters would be hoping their team get two more points and inch one more step closer to the play-offs.

    Tags
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Mumbai Indians (MI)
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Indian Premier League (IPL)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
  • Mohammed Nabi
  • IPL 2024

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