- Match: Kolkata vs Mumbai, Indian T20 League
- Date: 6th April 2022
- Time: 07:30 PM IST
- Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
The battle between Kolkata and Mumbai is something that the Indian T20 league fans love to watch. The East and the West have a rich history between them. Till 2022, the two teams faced each other 29 times, where Mumbai emerged victorious 22 times. However, this time, Kolkata is looking to turn the tides on their arch-nemesis. Read on to find match predictions, MyTeam11 fantasy team tips & team previews.
Kolkata is currently sitting at number two at the points table. All rounder, Andre Russell delivered a stupendous knock of 70* runs against Punjab. However, the top order of Kolkata is still a reason for worry for the fans. The thin batting lineup of Kolkata has made it extremely difficult for the bowling unit as well. Kolkata demonstrated a decent bowling attack with bowlers Umesh Yadav and Sunirl Narine leading from the front.
The five-time title winners, Mumbai have had a tough start this season. Rohit Sharma’s team lost their first two matches in the Indian T20 League 2022 season. Wicket keeper Ishan Kishan has been a highlight for the batting division. Youngster Tilak Varma put up a magnificent performance with the bat against Rajasthan where he played a quick knock of 65 runs. Jasprit Bumhrah also picked three wickets for the team that night. However, the team still needs their top order to perform against their arch-nemesis, Kolkata.
Pitch Report & Conditions
The Pune field has been one of the best pitches for the batters. The pitch offers a lot of help to the batters and seeing a mighty total on this pitch is not something unusual. The pacers are expected to get a hard bounce as the pitch has no grass. However, the pacers are expected to be punished by the batters as the bowl comes on to the bat quite smoothly. The captains are expected to bowl as the batters love to chase on this wicket. Given the trend of this season, it is likely that the toss winner will elect to bowl.
Probable Playing XI:
Shreyas Iyer ( c ), Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings (wk), Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammad Nabi, Tim Southee
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma ( c ), Tilak Varma, Keiron Pollard, Anmolpreet Singh, Tim David, Murgan Ashwin, Basil Thambi, Jasprit Bumhrah, Tymal Mills, Daniel Sams
Top Picks for Kolkata vs Mumbai MyTeam11 Match:
The left-handed Ishan Kishan won many hearts at the Indian T20 League. The wicket keeper-batter proved his worth in the last match where he delivered a sensible knock of 54 runs.
All-rounder Andre Russell absolutely butchered Punjab’s bowlers when he scored 70* runs and hit eight gigantic sixes. Now that he is back in form, he can deliver more with his bat and bowl.
Umesh Yadav is right-arm fast bowler and from Kolkata. He performed exceptionally and took four important wickets in his last game. Furthermore, his economy has been the highlight of his bowling figures as well.
Youngster Tilak Varma is right-hand batsman and a left-handed off break bowler. He was the highest run-scorer for Mumbai in the last match. Varma scored a quick knock of 61 runs with five sixes.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Kolkata vs Mumbai MyTeam11 Team:
Keepers – Ishan Kishan(VC), Sam Billings
Batters – Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer(C)
All-rounders – Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers – Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Kolkata vs Mumbai MyTeam11 Team:
Keepers – Ishan Kishan (VC), Sam Billings(C)
Batters – Ajinkya Rahane, Tilak Varma, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer
All-rounders – Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumhrah, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee
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