IND T20 League 2024, MUM vs KOL, Match 51: Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2024

MUM vs KOL, 51st Match



Mumbai will square off against Kolkata in the 51st match of the Indian T20 League 2024. The game will be hosted at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. 

If we look deep into the history of their rivalry, Mumbai has dominated every time they come across. Though, defying all odds, Kolkata will step in as the favourites in this game. The Shreyas Iyer-led side has won six of their 9 league matches and are sitting in the second position in the points table. They have stood as a complete side in this season of the Indian T20 League. Their opening duo of Phil Salt and Sunil Narine have been performing at their best. The power-packed pair has been supported by the quickfire innings of Andre Russell, Angrish Raghuvanshi, Rinku Singh and Ramandeep Singh. Kolkata has posted 200+ scores five times in this edition of the game. 

Mumbai have been struggling this season with only three wins in 10 matches. Their bowling side has performed well but their batters have always disappointed so far. They conceded 200-plus scores four times and 250-plus two times, this season. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Gerald Coetzee have done their job well. The Indian pacer is also at the top of the purple cap leaderboard. Yet their valiant efforts didn’t bring much value to the game. Also, their batting arsenal consisting of the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya has been performing far lower than their expected level, this season. 


Match Details

Match: MUM vs KOL, 51st Match, IND T20 League 2024

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai


Pitch and Weather Report

The surface at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a batter’s paradise. Hence, a high-scoring encounter can be expected on such a pitch. Therefore opting to bowl first and having a target in sight could prove to be a wise decision Maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius with 58% humidity and 18 km/h is projected for the day at this venue.


MUM vs KOL Squads

MUM: Rohit Sharma, Tim David, Ishan Kishan, Vishnu Vinod, Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Piyush Chawla, Shreyas Gopal, Anshul Kamboj, Mohammad Nabi, Shams Mulani, Hardik Pandya (c), Romario Shepherd, Tilak Varma, Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Arjun Tendulkar, Nuwan Thushara, Naman Dhir, Shivalik Sharma, Luke Wood, Kwena Maphaka

KOL: Shreyas Iyer (c), Srikar Bharat, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ramandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Sherfane Rutherford, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Vaibhav Arora, Dushmantha Chameera, Harshit Rana, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sakib Hussain, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Philip Salt


MUM vs KOL Probable Playing XIs

MUM: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah

KOL: Philip Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakaravarthy


Match Prediction

The Hardik Pandya-led side is coming off consistent defeats and will look down to recover their losses with a win. Though they will get to play at their home venue, Kolkata’s sublime form and consistent performances fancy them as the winner of Friday's fixture. 


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