Kolkata Knights Riders vs Mumbai Indians Live Streaming Info: IPL 2016 Live Score – KKR vs MI: After some exciting games of cricket in the first four matches of this year’s IPL the standard of the IPL 9 has already been set very high because of some great matches that we have seen and now we are all ready for the match 5.
The match will see Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the defending champions Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians have lost their first match in this edition against the new team Rising Pune Supergiants who are lead by the captain of the Indian team.
Mumbai Indians will be looking to win this match and get their first points on the board because they have to hold the reputation of being the defending of the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders holds the record for winning the maximum number of matches consecutively which is a big morale booster for their players.
Kolkata Knights Riders vs Mumbai Indians Live Score
Both the teams have won the IPL twice after the average performances by both of the teams in the initial seasons of IPL but they started to find some form and improved a lot and went on to win the title twice.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the title in the year 2012 and 2014 while Mumbai Indians won the title in the year 2013 and 2015 and are the defending champions of the IPL title. Both the teams will be looking to win the match and get the confidence of their players high on the top so that they can perform well in the tournament because it’s just the start of the tournament and they can re-assess their plans if anything doest work.
It is a very big tournament so it gives the teams a lot of time to settle down as a team and perform as a unit. Kolkata Knight Riders has played very good cricket in the recent past and they will be looking to continue performing the way that they have played in the past and they also have some of their great players in form and they can help them to win any match under any circumstances because they have the experience to play under these conditions. The good thing about this team is that they look to give a chance to their youngsters who can come up with some great performances.
Mumbai Indians won the IPL title last year with some great performance from their star players and they need these players to take a step forward and help their team to win this year as well. They have some power hitters in their lineup who can crush any bowling attack. They have one of the most balanced sides in this year’s IPL they just need to realise their strength and get their players motivated and go on to win the match.
Kolkata Knights Riders vs Mumbai Indians Live Streaming Info
The match is going to be played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. It is the biggest stadium in the country and has a great atmosphere to play cricket. The pitch has never been too bad for the batsmen and Rohit Sharma has played some memorable innings on this ground and his team needs him to perform today as well.
The expected playing eleven for KKR will be from-Gautam Gambhir (Capt), Piyush Chawla, John Hastings, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Manan Sharma, Morne Morkel, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Andre Russell, Rajagopal Sathish, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.
The expected playing eleven for MI will be from-Akshay Wakhare, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, J Suchitch, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Nathu Singh, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Kishore Kamath, Jiten Sharma, Unmukt Chand, Corey Anderson, Keiron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Lendl Simmons, Marchant de Lange, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Jos Buttler.