- 62 of 44 and 68 of 49 (not out) are the last two scores of Rohit Sharma on this ground in the IPL. Both scores were during the chase and MI won comfortably.
- 39 of 19 and 51 of 17 balls – Kieron Pollard’s last two outing on this ground. In the same matches when Rohit hit those two fifties.
- In the four games played here in last season, all were won by the teams chasing the target. MI won two of them and lost two matches.
- The last time KKR was here, MI chased down a target of 175 with 12 balls to spare.
- Lasith Malinga and Asela Gunaratne have joined the squad and both are available for today’s match.
- Ambati Rayadu is out of the action for few days after he picked groin injury in the last match.
- Mumbai Indians were short of a bowler in the last match and might want to bring in a bowler in place of Ambati Rayadu.
- Being the death over specialist, Lasith Malinga is expected to join the playing XI straight away and will come in place of either McCleneghan or Southee.
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Shakib Al Hasan has joined the KKR squad and is available for selection. KKR may bring him straight away in the playing XI but it would be tough to decide at whose expense. They played 3 spinners in the last match so Shakib would be the fourth option. He may come in place of Sunil Narine to maintain the balance of fast bowlers and spinners ratio.
- Umesh Yadav is still not available for selection. So if KKR decides to bring in an Indian fast bowler, Ankit Rajpoot could be an option.
- Rovman Powell is also unavailable for selection. He is with WI ODI team currently in Guyana.
Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
Mumbai Indians: Jos Buttler, Parthiv Patel(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Trent Boult.
My Dream11 pick
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Parthiv Patel, Ambati Rayadu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Johnson, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Darren Bravo, Sayan Ghosh, Ramsingh Yadav, Rovman Powell, Umesh Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan.