Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Today IPL 5th Match between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians atEden Gardens, Kolkata,, Live scores, updates to be updated from this page.

Team Strengths:
Kolkata Knight Riders: After a thumping win against the Delhi lads in their first game, Gambhir's team would be on a high. Demolishing Delhi for a meek total of 98 has boosted their confidence. The opening duo of Gambhir and Uthappa still looks rock hard and the skipper has managed to knit the team really tight. The inclusion of Australian pacer John Hastings has proved to be a boon for them. The magical all-rounder Andre Russell has continued his good form since the WT20, while the veteran spinner Brad Hogg has filled the boots of Sunil Narine. But the good news for Kolkata is that the mystery spinner is back and now they will face a positive selection headache.

KKR vs Mumabi Indians Live Scores

Mumbai Indians: There is a myth about Mumbai that they start off the tournament really badly but still end up winning the T20 tournament. They lost their first game miserably against the new entrants Pune led by the Indian skipper MS Dhoni but this team can give you major surprises and shocks. They can't be written off easily as they come back really hard. In this edition, the think tank of the team bought players like Jos Buttler, the new fast sensation Nathu Singh and all-rounder Krunal Pandya. They have not made major changes in the team but have managed to buy the essential players. They will be without the services of Lasith Malinga for two weeks due to injury but they have a backup with his mini version Jasprit Bumrah, the yorker specialist. They have a very balanced side with likes of Rayudu, Pollard, Harbhajan and hard hitter Hardik Pandya. Skipper Rohit needs to get his touch back which can get the team going.

Overall, this should be a cracker as Kolkata are on a high but Mumbai have a decent record in that land.


Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Colin Munro, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, John Hastings, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Brad Hogg

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Suchith, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah

Venue, Date and Time : Eden Gardens, Kolkata April 13, 2016, Match 5, 8:00 PM IST

Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss and opt to bowl

Scores: KKR 187/5 (20.0 Ovs) , MI 188/4 (19.1 Ovs)

Result: Mumbai Indians won by 6 wkts

Player of the Match: Rohit Sharma

Live Telecast: You can watch the IPL Matches on Sony Six and Sony Set Max TV Channels.

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