- Mumbai Indians have 18 points from 13 games and are right on top of the points table.
- KKR are second in the table, behind Mumbai Indians with 16 points from 13 matches.
The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is almost coming to an end. The fans of the tournament have been holding on to their nerves as final four teams are yet to be finalised. Amidst this tension, Mumbai Indians (MI) will be welcomed by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their last match of the league stage at the Eden Gardens on Saturday evening.
The stage is set for an epic encounter between the arch-rivals in the IPL. Mumbai Indians are right on top of the points table and looks set to play in the Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2017 playoffs. KKR, on the other hand, will be trying to fix yet another clash with Rohit Sharma and co. in the Qualifier 1, as these two sides will finish in the top two slots in the points table.
If Sunrisers Hyderabad win against Gujarat Lions and KKR lose to Mumbai Indians, then it will the Sunrisers or the Rising Pune Supergiants, who will have the chance of making it to the top two. However, KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is someone who does not want to depend on other results and loves to win every game.
The last time these two sides met, Mumbai Indians had the last laugh at the Wankhede Stadium. It will be interesting to see if KKR can keep their calm and end their league stage with a win over the daunting Mumbai Indians.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c) , Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot.
Mumbai Indians: Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel (wk), Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:40 PM IST