Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights today Tuesday, 13-04-2021 – 5th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
KKR won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Rohit wanted to field first as well. The couple of games they’ve seen, they think there might be dew. But the ball was still turning and they just want to get to a decent score, 20 short against RCB he says. Nothing specific to address other than to bat well tonight, he says. Quinton de Kock replaces Chris Lynn.
Morgan says the reason is that it’s a similar wicket to the one other night, they’re not sure if dew will come in or not. No changes to the side.
Mumbai Indians team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt) 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Ishan Kishan, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Rahul Chahar, 9 Marco Jansen, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.
Kolkata Knight Riders team: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Nitish Rana, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Andre Russell, 5 Eoin Morgan (capt), 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Shakib Al Hasan, 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Prasidh Krishna, 10 Harbhajan Singh, 11 Varun Chakravarthy.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Chettithody Shamshuddin, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee – Sunil Chaturvedi
Reserve Umpire – Saiyed Khalid
Match number – IPL Season 14th 5th Match
Rahul Chahar: They had started well, I knew that on this pitch it was the spinners who had to do it. I’ve played 2-3 seasons so I had the confidence to get Gill out, and I know him since the U-19 days and I knew what to do. My strength is to turn it quickly, at speeds of 90kph. I think Tripathi’s caught behind was my favorite wicket. I also had an idea that Rana would give me a chance and so I pushed a flipper outside off. There’s a lot of benefit from having guys like Rohit showing confidence in me, there are times when I’m being hit around and he has more confidence in me than I do in myself.
Rahul Chahar is the Player of the Match.
Rohit Sharma: It was a great fightback considering where the game was while they were batting. Anyone who came to bowl at different stages wanted to put their hands up and do something for the team. We can take a lot of confidence from this game. There were lots of positives. The way KKR started, they batted brilliantly in the first six overs. But once the powerplay was gone, the way Rahul came and got wickets was crucial. And Krunal at the end was also crucial. I can praise all the bowlers, honestly.
Good signs for the team moving forward. Definitely not easy on this pitch, a set batter needs to carry on as long as possible. The trend in Chennai is when the new batsman comes in, it becomes hard to go from ball one, unlike Wankhede. To be honest, we were 15-20 runs short. The way we started, we should have batted better. That’s happened twice, we need to see how to get better. But I don’t want to take credit away from the team. I think SKY is carrying that form that he had when he played for India.
He’s very fearless when he bats. When he plays those shots it doesn’t look like he’s taking risks, those are cricketing shots. We need a guy who bats fearlessly. I’m glad that we could get some partnerships in the middle and get a decent total. We need to just figure out how to finish innings in the last 5 overs. We’ve done that in the past.