The 32nd Match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday. MI is having a successful campaign with five wins in seven games. While the likes of Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav have starred in recent games, it has been their bowling attack that has done the damage for them.
On the other hand, KKR has witnessed a bumpy ride in the season so far although they wouldn’t be too unhappy with their standing in the points table. With four wins in seven games, KKR will be looking to register a win over MI to move clear of the likes of SRH and CSK. With a lot of uncertainty surrounding Sunil Narine’s availability, KKR might be looking to make some changes in their XI with their combination with Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana being crucial to their fortunes.
The previous IPL 2020 game between the two sides saw Rohit Sharma score a brilliant half-century as KKR failed to muster a fight. However, KKR would be slightly optimistic of their chances this time as they have a power-packed batting attack. With two valuable points up for grabs, both teams should give their best efforts in what should be a cracking encounter in Abu Dhabi.
Let us take you all to the Probable Fantasy XI you can create with the following tips:-
With none of the players having much of a practice, Dinesh Karthik seems to be a better pick as he has been known for making a strong comeback and he will be much more effective on slow pitches this season. However, for MI, Quinton de Kock will be keeping the wickets as he is known for playing match-winning knocks, but in order to maintain the balance of the IPL Fantasy XI, Karthik will tend to give more points.
Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Tom Banton, Rohit Sharma, and Surya Kumar Yadav always been the prime contenders for fantasy cricket. Even, Eoin Morgan can also be added in fantasy cricket and that will depend on the balance of the squad. Apart from them, there are some useful batsmen in the line-ups as well, like, Hardik Pandya and Siddhesh Lad (if he plays).
There are some really reliable all-rounders in both the teams but citing the slow pitch in Abu Dhabi, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, and Krun Pandya seems to be the perfect fit. Apart from them, the good all-rounder for IPL fantasy cricket is Sunil Narine.
Both the teams don’t have decent bowling line-ups but they have managed to do a decent job. Bowlers like Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Trent Boult, and Jasprit Bumrah become the obvious choices for the IPL Fantasy XI on the sticky track of Abu Dhabi. Apart from them, some crucial bowlers can be like, James Pattinson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Rahul Chahar.
Fantasy Suggestion #1
Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell (vc), Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, and Varun Chakravarthy (c).
Fantasy Suggestion #2
Quinton de Kock, Tom Banton, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard (vc), Andre Russell, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, and Varun Chakravarthy.