2017 IPL Seventh Match: Mumbai Indians VS. Kolkata Knight Riders

The seventh match of the 2017 Indian Premier League will be played between two of the most successful teams of the Indian Premier League, and those are none other than Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. Both the teams have been successful in winning the IPL Title twice, and emerged as big names in the recent years. The match will be played on the home ground of Mumbai, i.e. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The match is undoubtedly going to be very enthralling as both the teams will give tough competition to each other. So, let’s have a look at the strong squads of both the challenging teams and find out who will win this match.

Mumbai Indians: Struggling to Win

There is no denial in the fact that Mumbai Indians is one of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League so far. But on the downside, it failed to perform up to the expectations in the previous season of the IPL. In the 2016 IPL, Mumbai Indians failed to make it through to the playoffs and finished on the fifth spot of the Points Table. The team captained by the Indian Cricketer Rohit Sharma will have to perform really good to compete with the other stronger teams of the IPL. Let’s have a look at the likely first XI of the Mumbai Indians.

The Likely First XI of Mumbai Indians
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Rohit Sharma (Captain) 8/10
2 Parthiv Patel (Wicket Keeper) 6.5/10
3 Kieron Pollard 8/10
4 Ambati Rayadu 7/10
5 Mitchell Johnson 7/10
6 Jos Butler 7.5/10
7 Harbhajan Singh 7/10
8 Hardik Pandya 7.5/10
9 Lasith Malinga(Leading Wicket Taker in the IPL so far with a total of 143 wickets) 8.5/10
10 Jasprit Bumrah 6/10
11 Krunal Pandya 6.5/10
Total Overall Team Rating 7/10

Kolkata Knight Riders: Trying Hard for Victory

Kolkata Knight Riders have played outstanding in the recent years. The team has won the Indian Premier League two times, firstly in 2012 and secondly in 2014. In the 2016 IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders made it through to the playoffs but failed to reach in the finals. Consequently, the team finished on the fourth spot on the points table. This time, Knight Riders have to work really hard to clinch the prestigious winning title this time as the other teams seem to be very powerful. Let’s have a look at the likely first XI of the Kolkata Knight Riders.

The Likely First XI of Kolkata Knight Readers
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Gautam Gambhir (Leading Run-Scorer of Kolkata Knight Riders, so far) 8.5/10
2 Manish Pandey 7.5/10
3 Yusuf Pathan 7.5/10
4 Robin Uthappa (Wicket Keeper) 7/10
5 Shakib Al Hasan 8/10
6 Suryakumar Yadav 6/10
7 Piyush Chawla 6.5/10
8 Umesh Yadav 8/10
9 Woakes/Powell 6/10
10 Trent Boult 8/10
11 Sunil Narine (Leading Wicket-Taker of Kolkata Knight Riders, so far) 8.5/10
Total Overall Team Rating 7/10

It is quite obvious that both the teams stand on the same level. But still Kolkata Knight Riders are more likely to win this specific match as they performed quite well in the previous season also. However, Mumbai Indians will give a tough competition to the Knight Riders.