Kolkata and Mumbai will face each other at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium on April 6. Mumbai and Kolkata have had contrasting seasons so far. Mumbai has lost two games on the trot while Kolkata has lost one and won two.
Kolkata:Â The team is coming off a huge win against Punjab. The team will be elated after the performance with the bat from Andre Russell. Russell hit eight sixes and two fours in his innings of 70 not out. Pat Cummins has joined the squad and is likely to play against Mumbai.
Umesh Yadav -Â The right-arm pacer is in a red-hot form this season. He has picked eight wickets in three games. Notably, he has been utilized as a new-ball bowler. Expect him to carry on with his form.
Andre Russell -Â The all-rounder from the West Indies came back to form in the last game against Punjab. He will be keen on delivering another match-winning performance.
Probable XI:Â Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings (wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Mumbai:Â The team has lost two games on the trot in the tournament. They will be looking to make a comeback in the tournament and also make some changes in the playing XI. Expect Daniel Sams to be dropped and to be replaced by Riley Meredith. Basil Thampi got hammered by Jos Buttler. It will interesting to see whether he will be replaced or not. Suryakumar Yadav is also all set to be back in the XI.
Ishan Kishan -Â The left-hander has scored two half-centuries so far and has the ability to change the game at will. He will once again be responsible for giving Mumbai a brisk start.. He willÂ
Jasprit Bumrah -Â The right-arm pacer took three wickets in just 17 runs against Rajasthan while the team got hammered for 193/8. Expect him to do well against Kolkata.
Probable XI:Â Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Riley Meredith, M Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi, Tymal Mills
Venue:Â MCA Stadium, Pune
Time:Â 07:30 PM IST
Live Telecast:Â Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Pitch Report:Â The last game played at the MCA pitch assisted pacers from Gujarat and Delhi. Gujarat was able to defend a 171 which tells that this pitch is not as easy to bat as some other pitches that are being used.