IPL 2024, MI vs KKR: Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report, Mumbai Weather Forecast, T20 Stats & Records | Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

May 3, 2024

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The Wankhede Stadium is gearing up to host an exciting match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

It marks the first encounter between the two teams in this season’s IPL, and both are determined to secure a victory. KKR enter the match with confidence following their convincing win over the Delhi Capitals (DC), while MI are looking to recover after suffering three consecutive defeats.

IPLT20 Stats and Records at Wankhede Stadium:

Total matches: 113
Matches won batting first: 52
Matches won batting second: 61
Average score batting first: 170
Highest total recorded: 235/1 (20 Ov) by Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Mumbai Indians
Lowest total recorded: 67/10 (15.2 Ov) by Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
Highest score chased: 214/4 (19.3 Ov) by Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report:

The Wankhede Stadium pitch, known for its dynamic characteristics in T20 cricket, assures an encounter with high scores. Typically, the fresh pitch provides initial advantages to batters, especially with the stadium’s short boundaries, encouraging boundaries and sixes. Winning the toss could hold significance, with a tactical choice to opt for fielding first. With anticipated dew later in the evening, there might be alterations in pitch conditions, potentially benefiting the team batting second.

Mumbai Weather Forecast:

The weather forecast for Mumbai on Friday’s match anticipates clear skies and no rainfall, providing the backdrop for a test of physical endurance. Temperatures are projected to stay around 31 degrees Celsius, accompanied by moderate winds of 10 km/h. However, with humidity levels reaching 63%, the perceived temperature could be even higher, presenting an added challenge for both players and spectators.

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Squads:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Shams Mulani, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Kwena Maphaka, Mohammad Nabi, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Gopal, Luke Wood, Vishnu Vinod, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Kumar Kartikeya, Shivalik Sharma, Anshul Kamboj, Akash Madhwal, Nuwan Thushara, Dewald Brevis.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Philip Salt (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Manish Pandey, Srikar Bharat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Anukul Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Chetan Sakariya, Sherfane Rutherford, Vaibhav Arora, Dushmantha Chameera, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Sakib Hussain, Suyash Sharma

Also READ: IPL 2024- PBKS playfully mocks MS Dhoni following their convincing win over CSK

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