MI vs KKR Match 51 IPL 2024: 3 Key Player Battles to Watch Out in Today Match

3 Key Battles to Look Forward During the Clash between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024

In the match 51 of the TATA IPL 2024 the Mumbai Indians (MI) will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The match is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 3 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai is led by Hardik Pandya, while Kolkata is captained by Shreyas Iyer. MI have 6 points in 10 games, while KKR have 12 points in 9 matches.

MI and KKR are heading into this game after losing and winning their respective last games. In the head to head encounters, Mumbai has dominated Kolkata by winning 23 games out of 32 matches. In this article, we will take a look at the 3 key player battles to watch out for in the match 51 of the TATA IPL 2024 between MI and KKR.

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Here are the three key player battles to watch out for during the MI vs KKR match:

1) Phil Salt vs Jasprit Bumrah

Phil Salt is in good form and is coming after smashing a fiery fifty in the last match against Delhi Capitals. He will be most likely up against Jasprit Bumrah, who is one of the best bowler in the world. Bumrah with his pinpoint yorkers will be ready to welcome Salt. Therefore, this battle between the two will set the tone for the upcoming match between MI and KKR.

2) Rohit Sharma vs Mitchell Starc

Rohit Sharma has not crossed the 10-run mark in the last three innings. With the T20 World Cup around the corner, he will look to break this bad streak. On the other hand, he will be up against another out-of-form player, Mitchell Starc. Therefore, it will be interesting to see that who gets upper hand in this battle.

3) Suryakumar Yadav vs Varun Chakravarthy

Suryakumar Yadav has managed to score only 46 runs in last three innings, which has affected Mumbai Indians performance. SKY will look to do well for his team to take them to a win. On the other hand, Varun Chakravarthy will be a big challenge for him, as he is coming off a MOTM award. Therefore, it is expected to be a great battle between the two players.

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