Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders start their IPL 2020 against defending champions Mumbai Indians. Watch KKR vs MI live.
Two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders will kickstart their Indian Premier League season against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
IPL champions in 2012 and 2014, KKR have reached the playoffs three times since their last title and were plagued by woes in the middle-order last season.
KKR, co-owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, have plugged that middle-order gap by bringing in England’s 2019 World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan for IPL 2020. His experience and explosive batting will be a big boost for captain Dinesh Karthik, who can also call on Andre Russell for runs in the death overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders have also brought in exciting additions in Australian Pat Cummins and young English opener Tom Banton to bolster the squad as they chase a third IPL title. The team has also roped in former Olympic sprinter, Chris Donaldson, as a strength and conditioning coach.
Up against KKR will be defending champions MI, who began IPL 2020 with a loss against the Chennai Super Kings in the opening fixture. Watch KKR vs MI on live streaming.
For MI captain Rohit Sharma, it will be an opportunity to set things right and build momentum for the rest of the season. He will be encouraged by the fact that MI have won 19 of their 25 matches against KKR over the years.
MI will be banking on skipper Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard to provide the runs while in Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult, they have two of the best bowlers in world cricket at the moment.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Wednesday, September 23
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, 7:30 PM IST
IPL 2020 will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network in India. Fans can watch Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD TV channels.
Live streaming of the KKR vs MI IPL 2020 match will be on the Disney+ Hotstar – Star’s digital OTT platform.