Mumbai Indians will look to seal a playoff berth when they face an out-of-sorts Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
Skipper Rohit Sharma roared back to form with his first half-century of the IPL as Mumbai Indians crushed MS Dhoni-less Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs, their biggest defeat at home Saturday.
One win away from assuring their last-four berth, Mumbai Indians will look forward to take on their 'bunny' Kolkata Knight Riders -- against whom they have an eight-match winning streak in a 18-5 head-to-head record. The last time KKR had won against MI was four years ago.
With three matches left in the league stage, the two teams clash for the first time this season tomorrow, with the return leg slated for May 5.
KKR are in the midst of a six-match losing streak and seemed to have lost the plot completely.
What to expect?
The deck in Kolkata should be another good one to bat on and pacers should find some help with the new ball. There will also be loads of dew and chasing should be easier.
Probable Playing XI:
KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Yarra Prithviraj, Prasidh Krishna
MI: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting/Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah