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Top five player battles to watch out for in KKR vs MI match No. 60 in IPL 2024

Published at :May 10, 2024 at 5:40 PM
Modified at :May 10, 2024 at 5:40 PM
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Karan Rawat


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KKR vs MI, match No. 60 of the IPL will take place on Saturday at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Match No. 60 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 will see a clash between two batting powerhouses. It will be a high-voltage contest between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) on May 11 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Both teams have some big names in their respective sides, which will make this game worth watching.

Not just batting, these teams have some good bowlers as well, who can win games from any point. However, MI have been eliminated from the playoffs race, and they will play for the fans and also spoil KKR’s party. Meanwhile, Kolkata can become the first team to officially qualify for the playoffs if they win this game.

KKR vs MI: Head-to-Head

The head-to-head competition between these two teams is largely in support of MI. Mumbai Indians have won 23 out of 33 matches played between these teams, while Kolkata Knight Riders have won ten games.

KKR vs MI: Top five player battles to watch out for

1. Sunil Narine vs Nuwan Thushara

Sunil Narine has been in red-hot form this season, and he is making sure that the opponents can’t come close to KKR. The all-rounder has scored the most runs and the most sixes for his team. If he gets away, he can take KKR well over 200 runs. However, he has a weakness on the balls close to his body and stumps, and that’s where Nuwan Thushara can be effective. The MI pacer is swinging the ball at pace and bowling yorkers and can trouble Narine early on.

2. Phil Salt vs Jasprit Bumrah

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Jasprit Bumrah, Phil Salt. (Image Source: BCCI)

Phil Salt has played a crucial role in the success of KKR this season. Along with Narine, he makes a destructive pair that has been putting KKR on top. Salt has been scoring runs at a strike rate of almost 200, and that’s why he will be a big wicket. However, against him, MI might try Jasprit Bumrah, who has been in brilliant form. His different variations might restrict him from scoring runs, and that can cause his wicket to fall.

3. Rohit Sharma vs Sunil Narine

Rohit Sharma was the leading scorer for MI in the first half of the tournament, but he has scored only 35 runs in the last five innings. That will be a big trouble for MI. However, Rohit will look to break the shackles here and get back to form. But to make it difficult, KKR has Sunil Narine. The KKR star has dismissed Rohit most times in the IPL. He has dismissed the former MI captain nine times and conceded runs at a strike rate of 104.3. So it will be a big challenge for the former MI captain.

4. Suryakumar Yadav vs Andre Russell

Suryakumar Yadav slammed a match-winning century in the last game for MI against SRH. He is the in-form batter for his team, and we all know what he can do on his day. SKY has also played a few seasons for KKR and knows about their bowlers. But some of them have enjoyed bowling against him, especially Andre Russell. SKY has scored runs off him but has also gotten out a few times. Russell has dismissed him three times, while SKY has scored 49 off 25 balls against him.

5. Hardik Pandya vs Varun Chakaravarthy

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Varun Chakravarthy, Hardik Pandya. (Image Source: BCCI)

Hardik Pandya will be the key for MI if the top order fails. The MI captain needs to take responsibility and contribute with the bat, which he has not done consistently this season. However, he will be facing the in-form Varun Chakaravarthy, who has been on a roll. Though Varun has not dismissed Hardik in the IPL but he hasn’t let him score runs either. Hardik has only scored 21 runs off 22 balls from him at a strike rate of 95.5.

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