Do or Die battle between KKR and MI

Two of the hot contenders of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians are all set to take on each other to keep their chance alive of winning their third IPL trophy. The match will start at 08:00 PM local time, on Friday.

It is expected that both of the sides will be desperate to win the match, considering the importance of the match as it will be their last opportunity to play the IPL-10 final.

Kolkata Knight Riders will miss one of the key batsmen of their side, Manish Pandey in the big clash as the middle-order batsman was ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) with a side strain.

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Ishank Jaggi is the most probable cricketer who is likely to fill up the spot of injured Manish Pandey. In bowling department, Nathan Coulter-Nile will lead pace attack along with Umesh Yadav and Trent Boult. Apart from that no changes are expected in the KKR team.

However, two changes are expected in the Mumbai Indians team for the high-voltage match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Either Nitish Rana or Ambati Rayudu will be included while Harbhajan Singh will fight with Karn Sharma in the bowling department to get a place in the playing XI.

Probable Playing XI :

Mumbai Indians : Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel (wk), Nitish Rana / Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma (captain), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh/Karn Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan

Kolkata Knight Riders : Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Ishank Jaggi, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Trent Boult