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IPL 2018, Match 37: MI vs KKR - Match preview, head-to-head, pitch report & key stats

Previewing the crucial clash between MI and KKR.

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Preview 06 May 2018, 10:45 IST
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MI face KKR in a must-win game
MI face KKR in a must-win game

The defending champions, Mumbai Indians, will face the two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders, in the 37th match of the season.

Mumbai Indians come into the match after a dominating win against KXIP in their previous match. It will be a must-win game for Mumbai if they want to stay alive in the tournament.

Meanwhile, Knight Riders will be high on confidence after beating CSK in their previous match. With a lot of competition in the top four of the points table, Kolkata will look to retain the No. 3 spot in the points table. 

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match 37, Details

Match Date: 6 May 2018, Sunday

Match Timing: 16:00 IST, 10:30 AM GMT

Match Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India

Expected Crowd Turnout: With a weekend encounter on the cards, it is expected to be a house-full, with a total crowd turnout of 31,000.

Weather

There is no forecast of rain. The temperature will be around 33 degree Celsius, while humidity levels will be as high as 68%. The weather is expected to be a bit hazy with a total cloud cover of 31%.

Pitch report

The Wankhede track has been one of the best batting surfaces. Spinners might get some balls to grip the surface in the second innings of the game.

Head-to-head

MI 13 - KKR 6. MI dominates KKR with thirteen wins compared to six wins for KKR. MI have won the last six games against KKR.

Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2018 Squad:

In this season, MI have lost all of their matches in the last over of the match
Can MI pull off the Houdini act once again?

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Akila Dananjaya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, and Adam Milne.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2018 Squad:

Dinesh Karthik has managed their troops very well
KKR would hope to continue their merry form

Robin Uthappa (wk), Dinesh Karthik (c), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran, Ishank Jaggi, and Prasidh Krishna.


All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 37 between MI and KKR:

4 – Robin Uthappa needs to hit four more fours to complete 400 IPL fours. Hitting these fours, Uthappa will become the sixth player in the history of IPL to hit 400 or more fours.

13 – Robin Uthappa needs just 13 more runs to achieve the feat of 4000 IPL runs. Amassing these runs, Uthappa will become the sixth player in the history of IPL to complete 4000 or more runs.

73 – Rohit Sharma requires only 73 runs more to become the third player in the history of IPL to score 4500 or more runs.

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