KKR vs MI IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: Ambati Rayudu Set to Miss One Game, CSK CEO Confirms

KKR vs MI Predicted XI Live Updates IPL 2020: News reports suggest that Chennai Super Kings batsman Ambati Rayudu is nursing a hamstring injury and will be out for at least a couple of games more. He had sat out the previous game against Rajasthan Royals as well.

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  • 16:05 (IST)

    JUST IN: Mitchell Marsh is officially ruled out of the IPL due to injury. Sunrisers Hyderabad replace him with Jason Holder.

  • 16:02 (IST)

    JUST IN: Mitchell Marsh is officially ruled out of the IPL due to injury. Blow for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

  • 14:44 (IST)

    Meanwhile, not so good news from the RCB camp. Chris Morris is nursing a side strain and is set to miss the next match.

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18:48 (IST)

Some light pre-match reading

We look at 5 players that could have the maximum impact in the match.

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18:31 (IST)

30 minutes to go till the toss now. Remember, MI lost their first game against CSK and will be anxious to get their first win. KKR, meanwhile, will hope to start their campaign with 2 points.

18:23 (IST)

Right, we are now less than an hour and a half away from the match getting underway. Rohit Sharma, the MI captain, has an excellent record against KKR. But his recent woes against spin means he might just struggle a tad against KKR, whose spin armoury is strong. 

18:01 (IST)

Now THIS is what you call fan dedication! 

17:35 (IST)

Here's an update on Ambati Rayudu from CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan: he says the injury isn't too serious. "Nothing to worry about. He has the hamstring injury, but will at worst miss one more game. But you never know, he might be fit in time for that game," he told ANI.

17:24 (IST)

Want to know how KKR prepared for the season? Look no further

17:09 (IST)

Here's something Knights will appreciate: the Burj Khalifa has lit up in KKR colours ahead of their IPL 2020 opener! 

The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa lit up in the colours of Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the side's opening game in IPL 2020.

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17:02 (IST)

It's not Eden Gardens or the Wankhede, but only a brave man would bet against a lack of Dre Russ fireworks today! 

16:43 (IST)

News reports suggest that Chennai Super Kings batsman Ambati Rayudu is nursing a hamstring injury and will be out for at least a couple of games more. He had sat out the previous game against Rajasthan Royals as well.

16:32 (IST)

Holder recently led Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League, getting 10 wickets from 10 matches. It will be interesting to see how he slots into the side, given they have Mohammad Nabi on the bench as well. 

16:18 (IST)

Marsh injured his ankle and had to walk off the field after bowling just four balls in the first innings of the game. He walked out to bat in a desperate situation for SRH at No. 10 and fell for a first-ball 0, trying for a big shot. 

16:05 (IST)

JUST IN: Mitchell Marsh is officially ruled out of the IPL due to injury. Sunrisers Hyderabad replace him with Jason Holder.
 
 

16:02 (IST)

JUST IN: Mitchell Marsh is officially ruled out of the IPL due to injury. Blow for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

15:48 (IST)

Seen this yet? The making of 6,6,6,6.

15:16 (IST)

Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw is showing some fine form

14:44 (IST)

Meanwhile, not so good news from the RCB camp. Chris Morris is nursing a side strain and is set to miss the next match.

14:36 (IST)

What's the battle you're looking forward to tonight?

14:17 (IST)

ICYMI!

13:41 (IST)

Trent Boult talks about the Andre Russell Challenge  

13:39 (IST)

Burj Khalida lit up for KKR

12:52 (IST)

KKR vs MI Live Update Match Day: Ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders’ opening match against Mumbai Indians, all-rounder Andre Russell looks to be in fine touch during practice.He was seen smashing ball after ball at the nets session, footage of which has been shared by the KKR on Twitter. The highlight of the 14-second clip is the last ball Russell faced.

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face defending champions Mumbai Indians (IPL) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season opener on Wednesday, September 23. The IPL 2020 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians fixture will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Here's our best Fantasy cricket playing XI --  KKR vs MI Dream11 Predictions, IPL 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Playing XI, Cricket Fantasy Tips

11:31 (IST)

All eyes today will be on the talented Shubman Gill today. Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik is optimistic that talented Indian batsman Shubman Gill will exceed all expectations in the current IPL edition. Gill got limited opportunity to showcase his skills in the last edition as his batting position was constantly fiddled but this time KKR coach Brendon McCullum has already given the opener's slot to the 21-year-old. "Shubman is a quality player. There is a lot of expectation from him around the world, I'm sure he will exceed all expectations and I'm really confident about that," Karthik said in a virtual interaction ahead of clash against Mumbai Indians. READ THE FULL STORY HERE: Hope Shubman Gill Will Exceed All Expectations, Says Dinesh Karthik

11:28 (IST)

So, as we build up to today's game, here is a bit of a recap from yesterday's madness -- 200 + runs scored by both teams 33 sixes and a lot more. We had changes at the top of the Orange and Purple cap leaderboards as well. Check this out 

10:53 (IST)

Predicted XI

Mumbai Indians (MI) - Quinton de Kock(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

10:53 (IST)

Predicted XI

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik(c & wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna

10:52 (IST)

WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 5

WHEN: September 23, 7:30PM IST

WHERE: Abu Dhabi

TELECAST: Star Sports Network

LIVE STREAMING: Disney + Hotstar

10:49 (IST)

Hello and welcome to Match Day 4 of IPL 2020 and on the menu today we have Kolkata Knight Riders opening their season against Mumbai Indians who are coming off a loss to Chennai Super Kings in the first match. The availability of England's World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton, and Australia's Pat Cummins definitely bolsters the KKR squad while Mumbai need their Indian contingent in the batting line-up to support openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. Click here to read our match preview -- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Preview - Powerpacked Kolkata Batting Look to Hurt Slow Starters Mumbai   

KKR vs MI IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: Ambati Rayudu Set to Miss One Game, CSK CEO Confirms

KKR vs MI IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: 30 minutes to go till the toss now. Remember, MI lost their first game against CSK and will be anxious to get their first win. KKR, meanwhile, will hope to start their campaign with 2 points.

All eyes today will be on the talented Shubman Gill today. Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik is optimistic that talented Indian batsman Shubman Gill will exceed all expectations in the current IPL edition. Gill got limited opportunity to showcase his skills in the last edition as his batting position was constantly fiddled but this time KKR coach Brendon McCullum has already given the opener's slot to the 21-year-old. "Shubman is a quality player. There is a lot of expectation from him around the world, I'm sure he will exceed all expectations and I'm really confident about that," Karthik said in a virtual interaction ahead of clash against Mumbai Indians.

Hello and welcome to Match Day 4 of IPL 2020 and on the menu today we have Kolkata Knight Riders opening their season against Mumbai Indians who are coming off a loss to Chennai Super Kings in the first match. The availability of England's World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton, and Australia's Pat Cummins definitely bolsters the KKR squad while Mumbai need their Indian contingent in the batting line-up to support openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians did not have the start they would have fancied for IPL 2020 against Chennai Super Kings and will now look to get back to winning ways against Kolkata Knight Riders, who play their first game of the tournament on September 23 in Abu Dhabi.

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The availability of England's World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton, and Australia's Pat Cummins definitely bolsters the KKR squad while Mumbai need their Indian contingent in the batting line-up to support openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock.

Without Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, the bowling is a lot less scarier adding that little bit more pressure on the batting to deliver.

A surprise pick for them was Saurabh Tiwary at number 4 in place of Ishan Kishan. A move which worked as Tiwari scored 42 off 31 balls at a strike rate of over 135.

However, the bigger focus and concern will be around Hardik Pandya who wasn’t the most comfortable on the opening day after returning from a long injury layoff. An injury to their star all-rounder is the last thing Mumbai will want.

The vastly experienced Mumbai think tank will not only need the bowlers to be more effective against a big hitting Kolkata lineup but also hope the ground fielding is back to their usually high standards.

For Kolkata, who are playing their first game, Dinesh Karthik has a plethora of talent to pick from. Young Shubman Gill along with an in-form Sunil Narine are likely to be followed by Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan and Karthik, making up a very formidable line-up.

Undoubtedly, the expensive Pat Cummins will lead the attack meaning Lockie Ferguson and America’s first cricketer at the IPL Ali Khan will have to wait their turn.

India’s Kuldeep Yadav is also likely to get the nod and as are youngsters Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

Karthik and KKR have made it clear that after the unpleasant season in 2019 and they are going to look to fire on all cylinders from the word go, which is potentially dangerous for most opponents.

The two-time champions are the last to play their first game and will be eager. Will that eagerness or over-eagerness hurt Karthik and KKR or will Mumbai continue to stick to their tradition of being slow starters?