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KKR vs MI, IPL 2020: Choose captain, vice-captain for Kolkata vs Mumbai

After failing to make a positive return, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will look to secure their first points in the Indian Premier League when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 24, 2020 9:15:41 am
IPL 2020IPL 2020, KKR vs MI: Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians in their first match of the season. (Source: BCCI/File Photo)

After failing to make a positive return, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will look to secure their first points in the Indian Premier League when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. Since 2013, MI have never won an opening game and the script didn’t change against Chennai Super Kings. (FOLLOW KKR vs MI LIVE)

However, winning won’t be that easy especially with Andre Russell in the opposite camp. The Windies all-rounder will be the key player for KKR and is coming into the tournament after a successful Caribbean Premier League outing. He will find support from young Shubman Gill and the skipper Dinesh Karthik, who would look to start the campaign on a rousing note.

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KKR vs MI Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020 Updates:

19:32 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Playing XI for the Day

This is what could be the best playing XI of the combined two teams-


19:14 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Point to Remember:

KKR in their season openers since 2013
2013: Beat DD by six wkts
2014: Beat MI by 41 runs
2015: Beat MI by seven wkts
2016: Beat DD by nine wkts
2017: Beat GL by ten wkts
2018: Beat RCB by four wkts
2019: Beat SRH by six wkts

- Six of the seven wins coming batting second.

19:07 (IST)23 Sep 2020
MI Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

19:07 (IST)23 Sep 2020
KKR Playing XI:

S Narine, S Gill, N Rana, E Morgan, A Russell, D Karthik, N Naik, P Cummins, K Yadav, S Warrier, S Mavi


19:05 (IST)23 Sep 2020
MI overseas players -

 Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson, Trent Boult and Quinton de Kock

19:05 (IST)23 Sep 2020
KKR overseas players -

Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins and Sunil Narine

19:04 (IST)23 Sep 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik wins the toss and elects to field first against Mumbai Indians in the fifth IPL 2020 match, being played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

19:00 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Mumbai Indians:

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary/Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

18:59 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders:

Probable XI: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c,wk), Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna.

17:46 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Must Watch:

This looks amazing-

16:56 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Manoj Tiwary picks his Playing XI
16:30 (IST)23 Sep 2020
MI Paltan send their regards!

No spectators, no problem!

16:08 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Just in

Sunrisers all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of IPL 2020. West Indies Test skipper Jason Holder has been named as his replacement.

15:45 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Kuldeep Yadav is ready for the clash tonight

How many wickets will Kuldeep Yadav pick today?

15:16 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Fire and Ice

Eoin Morgan could well be the ‘ice’ to Andre Russell’s ‘fire’ as England’s World Cup winning captain gets ready to complement the pyrotechnics of the big-hitting Jamaican when Kolkata Knight Riders take the field in this edition of Indian Premier League.

One of the more dependable middle-order batsman in the limited overs cricket, Morgan was bought by KKR at the auction after they looked heavily reliant on Andre Russell to finish close games as they missed the qualifiers by a whisker in 2019. [Read More]

14:54 (IST)23 Sep 2020
In case you missed it!
Full squad of KKR & MI

Kolkata Knigh Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain and wk), Andre Russell, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, M Siddharth, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh 

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rahul Chahar, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Mohsin Khan  

Probable playing XIs

KKR: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana 

MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard, Chris Lynn, Ishan Kishan  

14:30 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Hope Shubman Gill will exceed all expectations for KKR: Dinesh Karthik

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik is optimistic that talented India batsman Shubman Gill will exceed all expectations in the current IPL edition.

“Shubman is a quality player. There is a lot of expectation from him around the world, I’m sure he will exceed all expectations and I’m really confident about that,” Karthik said in a virtual interaction ahead of clash against Mumbai Indians. [Read More 

14:18 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Can the defending champions paper their cracks in spin department?

Most teams would be hamstrung if they lose as explosive a bowler as Lasith Malinga. But not Mumbai Indians, whose fast-bowling ammo is unmatched in the league. Helmed by Jasprit Bumrah, fresh and bounding after a timely break, their bowling conglomerate exudes experience, depth, menace and variety, an eclectic bunch capable of transcending the nature of surfaces. So much so that Rohit Sharma is pampered for choice. 

Put yourself in his shoes and try to decide which of the two pacers from Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Dhawal Kulkarni would you pick to partner Jasprit Bumrah. They have an equally destructive line-up order, made more destructive by the addition of Chris Lynn. [MI team preview

14:09 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Chris Morris recovering from side strain, unlikely for game against KXIP

South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris is unlikely to be available for Royal Challengers Bangalore's match against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday after suffering a side strain, the team's Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson said. Morris, who was bought for Rs 10 crore by RCB in a bid to strengthen its weak death bowling department, had also missed the team's opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

13:45 (IST)23 Sep 2020
Batting at number 7 is not leading from front: Gambhir lashes out at Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not lead from the front by dropping himself down the batting order during a mammoth chase, opined former India batsman Gautam Gambhir, tearing into CSK captain's decision to bat at number seven against Rajasthan Royals. The former India opener reckons that if any other captain had done this, he would have drawn a lot of flak but since it is Dhoni, people are not even talking about it. [Read More]

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