Mumbai and Kolkata will be playing the 34th match of the IPL 2021 season. It will be the fifth match of the UAE leg of the tournament. The game will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, and will start at 7:30 PM (IST). The live streaming of the game will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
It will be the second game of both teams in the UAE leg. Mumbai played its first game against Chennai on Sunday. Mumbai's bowlers did a pretty decent job and dismissed Chennai's four players for a mere score of 24 runs. A partnership of 81 runs between Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad helped Chennai cross the 100-runs mark. Gaikwad remained not-out on 88 runs off 58 deliveries, and Chennai managed to score 156 runs for the loss of six wickets. Mumbai made 136 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs and lost the game by 20 runs.
In the second game of the UAE leg, Kolkata faced Bangalore. Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell's three-wicket haul helped Kolkata restrict Bangalore for a score of 92 runs. Kolkata chased down this total in ten overs and won the game by nine wickets. We have included today's Indian T20 League match probable playing 11, today's match prediction for this India fantasy game, today match pitch report, and weather report today.
Mumbai and Kolkata have played 28 matches against each other. Mumbai has won 22 games, and Kolkata has won just six games. In the last ten games against Kolkata, Mumbai has won nine games. Kolkata last won a game against Mumbai in 2019. The Kolkata vs Mumbai head to head battle has been won by Mumbai.
Mumbai won by ten runs in the first match of the season after getting dismissed for 152 runs. Andre Russell picked the first fifer of his T20 career in the game. For Mumbai, Rahul Chahar picked four wickets in four overs and gave away 27 runs. Rahul was adjudged player of the match for his performance.
Rohit Sharma missed the game against Chennai and he might be back in the squad for this game.
Mumbai Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Kolkata Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
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You can pick Andre Russell or Rohit Sharma as the captain of today Indian T20 League match. You can pick Trent Boult or Varun Chakravarthy as the vice-captain of the Indian T20 League match today.
Pitch Report Today Match
The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. In the first game between Kolkata and Bangalore, the pitch remained slow during the first half and helped bowlers a lot. However, in the second half batters found it pretty easy to score runs of their will.
The fate of the pitch is expected to remain the same in this game. Both batters and bowlers are likely to get enough support from the cricket pitch. The team winning the toss should look for bowling.
Today Weather Report
The match will be starting at 6:00 PM local time. The temperature during the game is likely to remain between 29°C and 32°C. The atmosphere is likely to remain clear and warm throughout the game. The humidity during the game is likely to remain as high as 56%.
Mumbai is one of the most dominant teams in the Indian T20 League. The team has won the tournament five times and is the defending champions for this season. The team has dominated most of the teams and Kolkata is one such team. Mumbai has won 22 of the 28 games against Kolkata. Kolkata’s last win against Mumbai happened in 2019.
Last year, Mumbai and Kolkata played both the games at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Mumbai won both the games. Today T20 match will be played on this ground only, and Mumbai will have some advantage over Kolkata. Rohit Sharma missed the first game, and Mumbai suffered in the game against Chennai due to this. If Rohit manages to play this game, Mumbai might win this game.
It was our Mumbai vs Kolkata match prediction. Fantasy Power 11 provides fantasy cricket tips & tricks for this Indian T20 League. Do follow our social media handles to remain updated.