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Pitch Report for Today’s Mumbai vs Kolkata Match at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy
The pitch at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy has been sporting, providing equal assistance to batters and bowlers.
Chennai posted a mammoth target of 209 runs last night and then wrapped up Delhi’s innings for a mere 117. Clearing the bigger boundaries may trigger unreasonable shots. Batters will have to be careful with their shot selection.
Time: May 9, 2022
Probable Playing XIs for Mumbai & Kolkata
Probable XI for Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard*, Tim David*, Daniel Sams*, M Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith*
Umesh Yadav missed the last game due to injury. There is no news on whether or not he has recovered.
Probable XI for Kolkata: B Indrajith (wk), Aaron Finch/Sam Billings*, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell,* Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine*, Tim Southee*, Harshit Rana/Umesh Yadav
Also read: Rajasthan vs Delhi Fantasy Cricket Tips
You may find the data for the match a bit contrasting. Let’s wrap up the key battles before we run through the top fantasy picks.
Sunil Narine has dismissed Rohit Sharma 23 times in the format. The Mumbai captain has an ordinary record against the leg-spinners, but he especially finds it difficult to dominate the disciplined and mysterious Narine.
Daniel Sams has been excellent with his in-swinger, a delivery that often traps Aaron Finch in front.
Power Players for Mumbai vs Kolkata Match
In a mere 18.4 overs, Andre Russell has sniped up 12 wickets. Although the economy may take a hit, bowling at the death is often profitable in terms of wickets. With the bat, he has been inconsistent but not at the venue. Here, despite the ground dimensions being bigger, he has scores of 48 off 25 and 25 off 18.
Suryakumar Yadav scored 52 off 36 against Kolkata earlier this season. At the venue, he has scores of 32 and 51. Overall, he has managed 303 runs at an impressive average of 43.
Smart Picks for Mumbai vs Kolkata Match
Tilak Verma has featured in the Ultimate Team on My11Circle in 9 of 10 games. He ran himself out in the only game he disappointed the fantasy players. With 328 runs at a strike rate of 137, he is the highest run-scorer for Mumbai.
For Kolkata, Shreyas Iyer has scored the bulk of the runs. Mumbai’s spinners haven’t been threatening and Shreyas has a reputation for being an incredible player of spin. The fact that Mumbai’s bowling has been the worst in the middle overs add fuel to the fire.
Umesh Yadav’s performance in the powerplay has been superior. His 15 wickets at 19 are the most for Kolkata. The fabled Mumbai openers will have to be wary of his pace, swing, and consistency.
Daniel Sams has been Mumbai’s best bowler, taking 7 wickets in the last 5 games. After an ordinary start to the season, he has finally learnt to keep things simple and bowl according to the field.
Tim Southee’s both three-wicket hauls came at the venue. Overall, he has taken 11 wickets at a stunning strike rate of 13.
Mumbai have been ordinary in scaling up the run rate in the middle overs, and Sunil Narine’s economy of 5.2 will make matters worse for them.
Ishan Kishan has finally seemed to have found his feet after a string of low scores. His last two scores read 26 and 45, thanks to his shot selection.
Jasprit Bumrah has taken only 5 wickets in 10 games, going wicketless as many as 6 times. The only sigh of relief for him is the fact that 3 of these 5 wickets have come at the venue.
Mumbai vs Kolkata Match Preview
Mumbai are at the bottom of the points table, but Kolkata aren’t doing great either. And although Mumbai lost their previous game to Kolkata, they are way ahead in the head-to-head (22 of 30 wins) contests. Above all, after the consecutive victories, they seem to have found the balance and form they had been looking for.
On the other hand, Kolkata are yet to find their best opening combination – something that has been putting them on the back foot. Given they have to win all remaining games to stay alive in the Indian T20 League, they are likely to put pressure on themselves.
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