Mumbai Indians will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 56th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai on Sunday. The game is another do-or-die encounter for the visitors who will at least need a big win to have any chance of cementing a place in the playoffs. In the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was Kolkata who came out on top with a 34-run margin.
The Dinesh Karthik-led unit will come in the match high on confidence after registering an impressive seven-wicket win in their previous match against Kings XI Punjab. In the batting department, the team will be relying on in-form Shubman Gill, captain Karthik and West Indies explosive all-rounder Andre Russell to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney and Sunil Narine to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, the home side will enter the contest eager to register a win which can make their second-spot certain on the league table. In their previous match, Mumbai registered a nail-biting win in the super over while playing against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, hard-hitting Hardik Pandya and West Indies' Kieron Pollard to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the team will be relying on the likes of pacers Jasprit