IPL 2015: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
Mumbai Indians (MI) will host Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 51 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Both the teams met in the IPL opener wherein KKR won comfortably by chasing down 182 with seven wickets in hand.
A win here for KKR, will confirm their playoffs place and they will top the league table. Which will also allow them to play twice for qualifying for the finals. MI are lying 6th in the standings and it’s a do-or-die game for them. Apart from winning, they also have to take care of their net run rate which will come in effect if teams at the top half in the table get stuck with same points.
Head-to-head, teams have met 15 times of which 10 belongs to MI and rest 5 to KKR.
Here are all the details about the fixture:
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time: May 14, 2015; 8:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)
Previous meeting: KKR won by 7 wickets at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata
MI: Rohit Sharma (376 runs in 12 matches)
KKR: Robin Uthappa (329 runs in 11 matches)
MI: Lasith Malinga (16 wickets in 11 matches)
KKR: Piyush Chawla (11 wickets in 11 matches)
MI: Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel (Wk), Rohit Sharma (Captain), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
KKR: Robin Uthappa (Wk), Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Brad Hogg, Umesh Yadav