Match Preview IPL 2017: Match 7 MI vs KKR
Check: MI vs KKR IPL 2017 Qualifier 2
7th Match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai between the home team Mumbai Indians (MI) and the guest team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 9th April, 2017. This will be the first match of the season at Wankhede Stadium and an Opening Ceremony will be organised before the match.
Mumbai Indians had lost its first match against Rising Pune Supergaint at Pune. Mumbai Indians were not able to pick up wickets of Steve Smith, and Ajinkya Rahane did all the damage. Mumbai Indians just need a right bowling line up, as batsmen did well in posting a brave total of 184 runs against Rising Pune Supergiant. There are chances of Harbhajan Singh being included in the side. Ambati Rayudu will not play, due to injury that happened during the last match against RPS.
Kolkata Knight Riders had defeated Gujarat Lions in their first match of the tournament and they cannot have a better start than this, wining the match with 10 wickets, while chasing a challenging 183. Lynn and Captain Gambhir are in great form. But the team may be a little concerned about the bowlers. Trent Boult and Chris Woakes conceded maximum runs from the team at the economy of 10+.
Head to Head: MI vs KKRWhen coming to head to head MI is dominant over Kolkata Knight Riders. Playing 18 times against each other in previous nine seasons, Mumbai Indians lead with 13 wins and Kolkata Knight Riders had only managed to win 5 matches. Kolkata would like to maintain its performance, while Mumbai Indians would like to open its wining account of the season. Mumbai Indians would be under pressure and Kolkata Knight Riders will have an upper hand according to their recent performances.
|Apr 29, 2008||Mumbai Indians||7 Wickets||Kolkata|
|May 16, 2008||Mumbai Indians||8 Wickets||Mumbai|
|Apr 27, 2009||Mumbai Indians||92 Runs||Port Elizabeth|
|May 1, 2009||Mumbai Indians||9 Runs||East London|
|Mar 22, 2010||Mumbai Indians||7 Wickets||Mumbai|
|Apr 19, 2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 Wickets||Kolkata|
|May 22, 2011||Mumbai Indians||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|May 25, 2011||Mumbai Indians||4 Wickets||Mumbai|
|May 12, 2012||Mumbai Indians||27 Runs||Kolkata|
|May 16, 2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||32 Runs||Mumbai|
|Apr 24, 2013||Mumbai Indians||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|May 7, 2013||Mumbai Indians||65 Runs||Mumbai|
|Apr 16, 2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||41 Runs||Abu Dhabi|
|May 14, 2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Cuttack|
|Apr 8, 2015||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Kolkata|
|May 14, 2015||Mumbai Indians||5 Runs||Mumbai|
|Apr 13, 2016||Mumbai Indians||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|Apr 28, 2016||Mumbai Indians||6 Wickets||Mumbai|
Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 7 MI vs KKRVenue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 9th April, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to field first
Result: Mumbai Indians won by 4 Wickets
Man of the Match: Nitish Rana
Playing XI for MI: Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma(c), Nitish Rana, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan
Playing XI for KKR: Gautam Gambhir(c), Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Chris Woakes, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Trent Boult