IPL 2024: KKR vs MI: Big Hitters Clash in Eden Garden

In this article, we have mentioned some important players who can score runs in KKR vs. MI in the IPL 2024 at Eden Garden in Kolkata. read the full article 

Kolkata vs Mumbai Match No. 60 will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. As per the current points table, Kolkata is on top after winning 8 out of 11 matches. On the other hand, Mumbai has not performed well this season. Mumbai Indian has played 12 matches so far in which it has managed to win only 4 matches and is in the 9th position in the points table right now. Mumbai has nothing to lose, so they can now play freely, whereas Kolkata would like to win this match and finish in the top 2 for qualifiers.

Key Players for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Sunil Narine

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This season, Kolkata’s performance is so good that their opening bowlers are one of them. Sunil Narine has shown his excellence in both bowling and bowling this season. He has scored 461 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 183.66, which includes 32 sixes. Along with this, he is the highest run scorer from the KKR side, and he has also taken 14 wickets this season.

Phil Salt

If we talk about the opening batsmen of Kolkata, then Sunil Narine has been well-supported by Phil Salt this season. He has scored 429 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 183.33. It is because of the opening partnership of these two that KKR has been able to perform quite well this season. The team will have a lot of expectations from them in the upcoming matches as well.

Andre Russell

The ‘Muscle’ of KKR, Andre Russell, can change the match at any time with his batting. This season, he has taken 13 wickets along with 198 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 186.79, and he is the most important player for the Kolkata Knight Riders because he can change the match at any time.

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Key Players for Mumbai Indians (MI)

Tilak Verma

The batsman who has scored the most runs for the Mumbai Indians this season is Tilak Verma, who has scored 384 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 147.12. Left-handed batsmen are in very good form this year. Mumbai will expect more runs from him in the upcoming matches.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma’s bat has been quiet in the last few matches but not for too many days, He has scored 330 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 152.77 and he can return to form anytime, We will have to watch today’s match to see how he performs for his team.

Suryakumar Yadav

After single-handedly leading the team to victory by scoring a century in the last match, Surya will be eyeing the opportunity to lead the team to victory in this match as well. Surya has played 9 matches so far in which he has scored 334 runs at a strike rate of 176.71, which includes a century as well.

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Probable 11s For KKR vs MI IPL 2024 Match

KKR Probable Playing XI

PD Salt (wk), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, S Narine, VR Iyer, S Iyer (C), RK Singh, AD Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, H Rana, and Varun Chakravarthy

MI Probable Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Anshul Kamboj, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee, and Ishan Kishan (wk).

Pitch Conditions

The Eden Gardens pitch has always been helpful for batsmen. A lot of fours and sixes are also hit on this ground. Due to the flat pitch, a lot of runs are scored in both innings. However, despite this, batting is easier for the team batting in the second innings than in the first. This is the reason why a lot of high-scoring matches are seen in Eden Gardens. The new ball helps the bowlers for some time. As the game progresses on the pitch, batting becomes easier. In such a situation, fans can see a lot of fours and sixes in this match between MI and KKR.

KKR vs MI Head-to-Head Record

Both the teams have faced each other once in IPL 2024, in which KKR won by 24 runs. At the same time, in IPL history, both teams have played against each other 33 times. In these 33 matches, Kolkata has won 10 and Mumbai has won 23.

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