Kolkata Knight Riders will face longtime rivals Mumbai Indians in the IPL Qualifier 2 on Friday, May 19. KKR has lost its two matches against Mumbai this year. 

Mumbai had a comfortable four-wicket win against KKR in their first encounter at the Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai defeated Kolkata in the second game by nine runs at the Eden Gardens.

MI captain Rohit Sharma will look to pit the unconventional Jasprit Bumrah against the Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir to reign in the big hitter. Gambhir has had an excellent season, and MI will depend on Bumrah to send him back early on.

The devastating Chris Lynn will go after the big shots. Pitting him against Lasith Malinga, a death overs expert, will be the right choice for Mumbai.

Gambhir will depend on West Indian Sunil Narine to take care of the middle order, including fellow West Indian Kieron Pollard. 

Robin Uthappa will look to get his form back and go for the shots as soon as possible.

Mumbai’s overall record against Kolkata may work against Shah Rukh Khan’s team. But after the win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata will be looking for revenge against Mumbai Indians.