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MI vs KKR, IPL 2020: Nathan Coulter-Nile comes in for James Pattinson

IPL 2020, MI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians have five wins out of seven matches, while Kolkata Knight Riders have secured four from seven contests so far in the IPL 2020.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 17, 2020 7:53:09 am
Mumbai Indians vs KKR, IPL 2020IPL 2020, MI vs KKR LIVE:

IPL 2020, MI vs KKR: Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians are back after a short break as they face Kolkata Knight Riders today at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. MI have five wins out of seven matches, while KKR have secured four from seven contests so far in the IPL 2020. (MI vs KKR LIVE SCORE, UPDATES)

For KKR, questions remain as to whether their key spinner Sunil Narine, who has been once reported for suspect bowling action, will play or not. He had missed the game against RCB even as KKR hoped for an “early resolution” to the issues surrounding his controversial action.

 

Live Blog
19:51 (IST)16 Oct 2020
19:16 (IST)16 Oct 2020
MI Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma: "Feel confident. We had a great last game here, it's another challenge to come out and chase a target. It gives us another opportunity to come out and express ourselves. It is important to make sure everyone are fresh, not playing for a long period is easy for players to get injured. We have one change. James Pattinson misses out and Nathan Coulter-Nile comes in. We are managing the workload and that's the thought behind it."

Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

19:14 (IST)16 Oct 2020
KKR Playing XI:

Eoin Morgan: "We are gonna bat first. The wicket looks good, hopefully we can get good score on the board. It all happened yesterday (the captaincy change), DK came to myself and head coaches, decided it is better for the team and he also needs to focus on his batting. It just shows the culture we've created. We have made two changes. Banton and Nagarkoti go out. Mavi and Green come in."

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

19:03 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and decided to bat first against Mumbai Indians.

18:47 (IST)16 Oct 2020
All set

Toss to take place in 15 minutes.

18:00 (IST)16 Oct 2020
KKR Probable XI:

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI: Shubhman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravorthy, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna/Kuldeep Yadav

17:59 (IST)16 Oct 2020
MI Probable XI:

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI: Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

14:56 (IST)16 Oct 2020
KKR batting strength!

KKR have a number of batsmen who can take any attack to cleaners. It comprises the young and elegant Shubman Gill, England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana and skipper Dinesh Karthik, but they have not got going barring the odd game.

The management would be hoping that come Friday, they fire in unison to reduce pressure on young guns Rahul Tripathi and Tom Banton. 

14:38 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Just in!

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has handed over the Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy position to England’s World Cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan on Friday. The franchise released a statement regarding it, in which it was mentioned that the Indian would look to focus more on his batting. [READ MORE] 

14:25 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Dinesh Karthik steps down as KKR captain

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has handed over the Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy position to England’s World Cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan on Friday. The franchise released a statement regarding it, in which it was mentioned that the Indian would look to focus more on his batting.

Under Karthik’s leadership, KKR have won four of their seven matches so far and are placed fourth on the points table. The team take on the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the clash on Friday night. [Read More]

13:55 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Kuldeep Yadav & Varun Chakravarthy together?

KKR may look to play Kuldeep Yadav, who was dropped after playing just three games, in place of a third pacer.

He can come in handy along with mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who was economical in the game against RCB. 

13:22 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Andre Russell's struggles in IPL 2020!

The biggest drawback for KKR is the inconsistent performance of their batsmen, particularly Andre Russell, who has just managed a meagre 71 runs from seven games. 

There was talk of Russell being promoted up the order, but he continues to bat down and hasn’t done justice to his abilities.

12:56 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Mumbai Indians bowling front

On the bowling front too, Mumbai looks a settled unit with Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah providing early breakthroughs. They are complemented by Australian James Pattinson and the trio has accounted for 31 wickets. 

12:26 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Mood in Mumbai Indians' camp!

Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene would be pleased with the likes of Hardik Pandya and swashbuckling Kieron Pollard, who have been launching into the opposition attack with their big-hitting prowess along with Krunal Pandya.

Given the trio’s abilities, they can rip apart the KKR attack, especially one sans Narine. 

12:11 (IST)16 Oct 2020
What happened the last time?

When the two teams met last, Mumbai Indians rode on Rohit Sharma's belligerent 80 to register a 49-run win. 

11:41 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Will Sunil Narine play?

For KKR, questions remain as to whether their key spinner Sunil Narine, who has been once reported for suspect bowling action, will play or not. He had missed the game against RCB even as KKR hoped for an “early resolution” to the issues surrounding his controversial action. In the event of Narine missing out again, Mumbai will fancy their chances even more at the Sheikh Zayed stadium, where skipper Rohit Sharma has scored both his half-centuries this season.

11:14 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Milestones to watch out for

  • Rohit Sharma requires 56 runs to complete 4000 IPL runs for Mumbai Indians.
  • Trent Boult needs 1 wicket to complete 50 IPL wickets.
  • Andrew Russell needs 29 runs and 87 runs respectively to complete 1500 IPL runs and 1500 runs for KKR in IPL.
  • Eoin Morgan requires 5 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes.

10:43 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Head to head

MI at this venue: Played 6, Won 4, Lost 2

KKR at this venue: Played 7, Won 4, Lost 3

10:36 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Expecting an Andre Russell show?

Seven games into IPL 2020 and Andre Russell is yet to unleash a Russell special to single-handedly change the course of the game. There have been a few sneak-peaks of a possible Russell show, but the big-hitting West Indian all-rounder is yet to set the stage on fire with the bat. He and KKR will be hoping that the game against MI will change that.

10:14 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Mumbai are back

Hello and welcome to the live blog on the MI vs KKR match buildup. Mumbai are coming back after and a brief break. In their last encounter, MI had come out on top against KKR on the back of their skipper Rohit Sharma’s 45-ball 70. While the defending champions will be keen to have an encore, Dinesh Karthik and Co. will be looking to turn the tables.