The next match of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a bit unexpected one as both the teams have locked horns with each other on Sunday itself only the home team changes, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in Kolkata. While MI got the better of KKR in their last fixture on Sunday as they were outplayed by the brilliance of Surya Kumar Yadav who took his team home with a brilliant half-century. Mumbai registered the win at their home turf, Kolkata will now be seeking revenge and will not leave any stone unturned to now win at their own den. There is no doubt about the fact that both the teams do have proven match-winners in their respective squads who can single-handedly take the game away from any opposition. Let us have a look at the Players to watch out for fantasy sites for KKR vs MI.
1) Dinesh Karthik
Since the time he has become a leader of the team, Dinesh Karthik has been playing at a whole different level. Even in the game against CSK, Karthik bludgeoned an 18-ball 45 not out to guide KKR to a six-wicket win. In the IPL 2018, he has amassed 316 runs with a strike-rate of 147. However, in the last game against MI, he failed to take his team home despite being not out at the crease.
2) Sunil Narine
The mystery bowler has now turned into a utility all-rounder. Sunil Narine is causing nightmares to the opposite teams simply because he is bowling as good as always and is scoring very important runs at the top as well. His unorthodox hitting at the top has disturbed few teams. Narine in this season has 198runs in the nine that he has played. He has smashed 19 fours and 14 sixes at the top with a strike rate of 168. In bowling, he has been exceptionally economical and wicket-taking at the same time. 12 wickets with an economy of 7.59 is a brilliant return.
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3) Surya Kumar Yadav
Before IPL 2018 began, there was a small T20 league conducted by the MCA where all the local Mumbai teams locked horns with each other. The tournament was dominated by the team captained by Surya Kumar Yadav. So far in the ten matches, SKY has performed for his team in all the matches except one. He has scored 399 runs in the season at an average nearing 40 with the highest score being 72. His strike rate is around 132 which is something he needs to improve on. In the last game against KKR, reaping the fruits of his sublime form, SKY played another stellar knock of 59 in this season of the IPL.
4) Hardik Pandya
In the last game against KKR, Hardik Pandya was adjourned as the ‘Man of the Match’, Hardik Pandya stood tall on the dual responsibility bestowed upon him. Promoted up the order, he came in to bat at No. 4 in the 12th over. He ended up scoring 35* (20) with the help of four fours and a six. With the ball in hand, he was Mumbai Indians’ pick of the bowlers, registering bowling figures of 4-0-19-2.