This has been happening since several tournaments in IPL. Mumbai Indians falls in the first half of the league phase losing match after match, they rise up by the middle, and gradually they become the finalist. And most of the times, they nick the trophy. So far, in IPL 2018, Mumbai followed the similar trend. They lost in more than half the games played in the first half of the game. However, the fate changed, as they won three of the last four matches. In IPL point chart Mumbai is fifth, and a single win would take them to fourth. In the upcoming match with Kolkata Knight Riders the team must show up its competency.
The good thing about Mumbai is that finally their players caught up forms. In bowling front, lately, Jasprit Bumrah attacked strong and in the next match, Hardik Pandya flared up his allrounder stance. In their last tussle against Knight Riders, they played with a strong bowling attack. The strategy was short deliveries to bring on a drought in score. Now, in Eden Garden, the team might come up with a similar game plan.
Kolkata Knight Riders are now among the top fours on IPL point chart. They cannot afford to lose if they want to keep up with their position. Until now, they have been playing upbeat games both on batting and bowling fronts. With Mumbai, the match at their backyard is going to be intense. Apart from their winning record so far, the gradual wearing away of their prowess is quite apparent. Mitchell Johnson scored good runs, but in recent matches, his strike seems low. Meanwhile, Robin Uthappa came up with an impressive fifty lately.
Dinesh Karthik comes up as the responsible opener, but a wobbly middle order keeps the pressure bar high on him. Also, Eden Garden has been a favorable venue for Mumbai. Especially, Rohit Sharma has been quite strong in Eden.
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