The 56th match of the 15th season of the Indian Premier League is being played at the DY Patil Stadium, where the Mumbai Indians team is facing Kolkata Knight Riders after returning to the winning streak. On the other hand, for Kolkata Knight Riders, this match is a do or die situation in which they need to win at any cost and if they fail to achieve it, then completely out of the race for IPL 2022 playoffs. Will be
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At the same time, before the match, the team of Mumbai Indians has suffered a big setback and Suryakumar Yadav, the highest run scorer for them in the middle order, has been ruled out of the remainder of the season due to injury. It is worth mentioning that Suryakumar Yadav had joined the Mumbai Indians camp late due to injury, but now he has been out of the remaining 4 matches due to injury in the left for arm.
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In this match to be played at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai Indians team won the toss and decided to bowl first and Ramandeep Singh has been included in the playing 11 again in place of Suryakumar Yadav. At the same time, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer said that he wanted to bat first. Not only this, KKR’s team has made 5 changes in its playing 11 and brought back the team of Ajinkya Rahane, Pat Cummins, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy and Sheldon Jackson against Mumbai.
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Talking about the pitch, it looks very slow and here once again the spinners can be seen to be helping, although if played with time, the batsmen can score good runs.
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Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Tim Southee, Varun Chakraborty.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan (w), Rohit Sharma (c), Tilak Verma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Karthikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith.
Story first published: Monday, May 9, 2022, 19:13 [IST]