KKR vs MI: How to pick the winning Dream11?
Out of sorts Kolkata Knight Riders face Mumbai Indians in match number 47 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. KKR are sixth in the IPL 2019 table and have faced six defeats in a row. Mumbai are on second place. Fans, who are playing Dream11, will be looking to pick the winning team. We decode the same here.
Rohit Sharma is our choice to lead this Dream11 team. He opens the batting alongside wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock. Their dominance in the first six overs will be crucial. Chris Lynn and Nitish Rana follow suit in this batting order. Both need to fire KKR in this must-win scenario. Evin Lewis showed his solidity against CSK. He gets a berth in this side.
Sunil Narine makes his presence felt in the all-round department. He has found some form with the ball and can produce the spark with the bat. Andre Russell is the vice-captain of this side. KKR need him to come good against a strong bowling unit of MI. Krunal Pandya adds the desired cushion as the third all-rounder of this side.
Lasith Malinga has been in desirable form this season. He was unstoppable against CSK on Friday. The veteran ace will be supported by star pacer Jasprit Bumrah. He could make the difference in this match. KKR's veteran spinner Piyush Chawla fits in as well.
Predicted KKR starting XI: Lynn, Narine, Gill, Rana, Karthik (wicket-keeper and captain), Russell, Rinku, Kelly, Piyush, Kuldeep and Krishna. Predicted MI starting XI: De Kock (wicket-keeper), Rohit (captain), Lewis, Surya, Pollard, Hardik, Krunal, Chahar, Sran, Bumrah and Malinga. MI are the clear favorites to win this match. KKR have been struggling to notch a win and MI can feed off from their positive energy.