Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) got off to a very good start in the 2021 IPL, beating SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, cannot boast of a successful first game of the current IPL season. Who will be the winner of this fight? This and much more in our forecast for the next IPL 2021 matchBet Now!
Later, Andre Russell and captain Eoin Morgan questioned the success of the team with their play, but ex-KKR captain Dinesh Karthik was able to turn the tide of the game, knock of 22 not out off 9 balls.
Sunil Narine did not join KKR for the first game, butVarun Chakravarty, Harbhajan Singh and Shakib Al Hasan were in the game. After a long break (from the final of the IPL 2019), Harbhajan returned to the game, who, however, did not particularly delight the KKR fans by making only one over, in which conceded eight runs, including a sixer.
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Gurkeerat Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Tim Seifert, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Harbhajan Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi
Despite a good start, captain Rohit Sharma still failed to lead his team to victory in the first match of the 2021 season. Australian cricketer Chris Lynn made his long-awaited debut while South African cricketer Quinton de Kock was forced to miss the match due to quarantine. Lynn struggled desperately, managed to score 49 shots with 35 goals, of which he made 4 fours and 3 good sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav (31) and Ishan Kishan (28) were forced into the bench as the Mumbai Indians only managed 159/9 in the first innings and Harshal Patel's brilliant performance further limited the team's action.
Bowlers Jasprit Bumra (2/26), IPL debutant Marco Jansen (2/28) and Krunal Pandya (1/25) had excellent ball control. While Rahula Chahara became the anti-hero of the match as his bowling record was 4-0-43-0.
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Amolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Singh, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.
Our forecast - Mumbai Indians the match winner for 1.62
Chennai Punjab Kings win the toss 1.91
Top team batsman - Nitish Rana1.72
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