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MI vs KKR Dream11 IPL Match 32 Preview

by  Neel Ashar  •  Last updated on 2020-10-15 14:47:24


KKR and MI clash again at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. While KKR is coming off a gargantuan loss against RCB by 82 runs, MI won against DC by 5 wickets in the last over. KKR has had a few woes in batting and bowling. If Cummins and Russell falter with the ball as witnessed against RCB, they will be put under tremendous pressure. They lack experienced Indian seamers and spinners. MI does not have high-quality Indian spinners as well. Can Russell Mania finally kick-off against MI?

The Match Preview

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, the UAE

Date: 16th October 2020

Time: 7:30 P.M. IST onwards

The Pitch Report

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitches tend to be on the slower side. The best time to bat is in the powerplay, that is the first 6 overs. The ball keeps lower and goes slower as the match progresses. Expect spinners to have a heyday with plenty of turn and bounce on offer. Pacers need to resort to a few variations such as bouncers, slower bouncers, cutters, knuckleballs, etc to fetch wickets on this surface. 

Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to be scorching hot. There is a nil per cent chance for rain. Temperatures will soar as high as 38 Degrees and dip as low as 26 Degree Celsius. The relative humidity is predicted to be 37 per cent. Also, winds will blow from the North-West direction to the South-East at a maximum speed of 21 kilometres per hour. 

Predicted Match XIs

KKR’s Predicted Playing XI: Tom Banton, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c and wk), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, CV Varun

MI's Predicted Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah