IPL 2024: Match 60 (KKR vs MI) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - May 11, 2024 12:37 pm
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season is nearing its climax, and while some teams fight for playoff berths, others aim to end the season on a high note. This upcoming match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) falls into the latter category.

sunil narine
Sunil Narine

KKR, currently leading the table, needs just one win to secure their playoff spot, while MI, already knocked out of contention, will be looking to salvage some pride.

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Here are three key player battles that promise fireworks when KKR takes on MI in Match 60:

#1 Varun Chakaravarthy vs Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has found his groove at the perfect time. His magnificent century powered Mumbai Indians to victory in their previous match. The 33-year-old, a crucial player for India, aims to maintain his form and help MI climb the points table.

On the other side, Varun Chakaravarthy, KKR’s mystery spinner, endured a rough start to the season. However, Shreyas Iyer’s faith in him has paid off handsomely. The upcoming clash between Chakaravarthy’s deceptive spin and Suryakumar Yadav’s audacious strokeplay will be a thrilling spectacle for the Kolkata crowd.

2. Rohit Sharma vs Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc 

Former MI skipper Rohit Sharma’s recent batting performances have been a cause for concern. Several dismissals this season have come against left-arm pacers. However, Rohit boasts a strong record at Eden Gardens, and a big knock here could be the confidence booster he needs before the T20 World Cup.

Mitchell Starc, on the other hand, has rediscovered his bowling prowess in recent matches. The IPL’s most expensive player showcased his worth with a four-wicket haul at Wankhede Stadium. This player battle between Rohit Sharma and Mitchell Starc promises to be a marquee matchup when the teams meet on Saturday.

#3 Sunil Narine vs Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah 

Both Sunil Narine and Jasprit Bumrah have been their respective teams’ standout performers this season. Their potential duel is a treat for fans, as both players are at the peak of their powers.

Jasprit Bumrah has been MI’s bowling spearhead. His exceptional bowling restricted KKR to a modest 169 in their previous encounter. On the other hand, Sunil Narine’s batting exploits have provided KKR with the firepower to post massive totals. The West Indian is a contender for the top scorers’ list and will be determined to continue his phenomenal form.