09 April 2017, 2000 Hrs IST
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Match within the match
Rohit Sharma against Sunil Narine promises to be an interesting contest in this match; the Trinidadian has dismissed the MI captain on four occasions in the IPL.
Head to Head
Overall: Matches played – 18, Mumbai Indians Won – 13, Kolkata Knight Riders Won – 5
At the Wankhede Stadium: Matches played – 6, MI Won – 5, KKR Won – 1
Mumbai Indians will be in a quandary when it comes to picking the eleven, with the injury to Rayudu coming as a big blow. In his absence, Mumbai might look at bringing in an extra spinner, having gone with an eight-member batting line-up in their earlier game. While Harbhajan is likely to get the nod, MI also have other spin options like Karn Sharma, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal and J Suchith.
Probable XI: Jos Buttler, Parthiv Patel (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
The Gautam-Gambhir led side is likely to stick to the same combination that romped past the Lions.
Probable XI: Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Trent Boult.