Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Mumbai Indians: 47th IPL Match Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Mumbai Indians: 47th IPL Match Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders are on a six-match losing spree and will want to get back to winning ways as they take the field in their last home game this season. They were on top of the table when IPL 2019 began, winning four of their first five matches but have terribly lost the plot. Mumbai Indians on the other hand are on a roll as they have seven wins from 11 games. They defeated high-flying CSK last time around at Chepauk, which will give them the much-needed confidence as they take on KKR, a team they have traditionall done well against.  

Out of the 23 games that the two teams have played against each other, MI have emerged victorious 18 times, and with the Eden track playing almost similar to the one at Wankhede, they will walk into this game as favourites. 

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Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock (9.5 credits) 
De Kock was coming into the IPL in fine form, and he has carried that forward into the edition as well. He is MI's highest run-scorer with 393 runs in 11 innings, with three fifties, and against an inconsistent KKR seam attack, he will want to carry forward his form. 

Batsman: Rohit Sharma (9.5 credits) 
Rohit Sharma has a stunning record at Eden gardens - he has a hundred to his name in the IPL here, besides his highest ODI knock of 264 as well - and will fancy his chances on his favourite deck. He is accustomed to

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Sarah Waris
This postgraduate in English Literature has taken on the tough task of limiting the mystic world of sports to a few hundred words. A self-confessed Kohli 'bhakt,' she falls in the category who believe that he has long surpassed the greats, yes even Tendulkar!
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