End of 2nd over: A nine-run over from Nathan Coulter-Nile first up. Trent Boult to continue from the other end. KKR 12/0
1.2 overs: FOUR! Goes through Jasprit Bumrah at mid-on. Poor effort there from Jasprit. On the pads from Nathan Coulter-Nile and Shubman Gill just pushes it to the right of mid-on. Bumrah gets to the ball but then it goes just right through under him. Gill collects his first boundary of the innings. KKR 9/0
End of 1st over: A tight start from Trent Boult. Just 3 from his first over. Nathan Coulter-Nile to share the new ball with Boult from the other end. KKR 3/0
Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill are out in the middle to start the KKR innings. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand for MI. A slip in place for Boult. Rahul on strike. Here we go!
Playing XI for both teams
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Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Captains at the toss!
Rohit Sharma: “Feel confident. We had a great last game here, it’s another challenge to come out and chase a target. It gives us another opportunity to come out and express ourselves. It is important to make sure everyone are fresh, not playing for a long period is easy for players to get injured. We have one change. James Pattinson misses out and Nathan Coulter-Nile comes in. We are managing the workload and that’s the thought behind it.”
Eoin Morgan: “We are gonna bat first. The wicket looks good, hopefully we can get good score on the board. It all happened yesterday (the captaincy change), DK came to myself and head coaches, decided it is better for the team and he also needs to focus on his batting. It just shows the culture we’ve created. We have made two changes. Banton and Nagarkoti go out. Mavi and Green come in.”
Team news – Two changes for KKR! Shivam Mavi and Chris Green come in for Tom Banton and Kamlesh Nagarkoti. MI have brought in Nathan Coulter-Nile in place of James Pattinson.
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Toss news – Kolkata Knight Riders new skipper Eoin Morgan wins the toss and opts to bat against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi
Pitch report – “The side to my right is a smaller one. It’s a fresh wicket, a little bit of green grass. We have seen assistance for the pacers. There is not a lot of turn here, so the spinners need to vary their pace,” said Danny Morrison and JP Duminy.
Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the crucial encounter.
How many big hits among these three tonight? The Pandya brothers and DK have a chat ahead of the game.… https://t.co/Cf1s9hGVXS
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A reminder of the big development that took place earlier today in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp. KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik stepped down from the leadership duties and has passed on the baton to England’s 2019 ODI World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan.
UPDATE: Dinesh Karthik has handed over @KKRiders captaincy to Eoin Morgan. Starting from 2018, Karthik led #KKR in… https://t.co/JdbAnw8vtG
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