Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match No. 5 of IPL 2016 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Wednesday. Mumbai Indians are looking for a turnaround while KKR are looking to carry on with their winning momentum.
The two sides have faced 16 times in the IPL in the last eight years. Mumbai Indians have got the better of the hosts 11 times. That is quite a healthy record against a side, who have won the IPL twice in the last four years.
The Knights are unlikely to make any changes to their side when they take the field against Mumbai Indians.
The arrival of Sunil Narine has broadened the smiles in the KKR camp, but the West Indian may have to sit out this match, as Brad Hogg will be the obvious choice for Gautam Gambhir and the coach Jacques Kallis, after the spinner's impressive performance against the Delhi Daredevils.
"It is a team game and we all play a part, and when we get our chance we have to do it right. It's good having Sunil here too. We put pressure on each other to perform and it is good, respectful competition between us," Hogg was quoted as saying by IANS.
The Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, wants to forget the loss they suffered to the Rising Pune Supergiants. Rohit also said that they have identified their mistakes and are all set to rectify them.
"What has happened has happened and we don't want to carry any baggage. We have rectified our mistakes. Hopefully we have a better game here," Rohit was quoted as saying by PTI.
"We are a team that knows what we to do to win the trophy and win games. This is professional unit and you don't need to motivate the team. Everyone knows what is expected. You can't get demotivated. You have to come back stronger. That is the only way going forward."
Rohit is yet to find the right team combination, but the skipper knows it will take a few games before the right XI is settled upon.
"The first few games are always challenging because as a group you are all trying to get together and play as a team which is difficult for every team, not just Mumbai Indians," Rohit added.
"That is a challenge for us as well. The first few weeks will be a big challenge, to get the right combination and field your best team."
Where to Watch Live
IPL 2016 Match No. 5 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians is scheduled for an 8 p.m. IST (3.30 p.m. BST, 10.30 a.m. ET) start. Live coverage of the match on TV will be on Sony Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Hotstar and Starsports.com will provide the online live streaming options for the match between KKR and Mumbai Indians.
OSN Sports Cricket is the place to be to watch the IPL 2016 match live in the Middle East and North Africa, while the match can also be live streamed on OSN Cricket Play. Supersport and Supersport Live Video will give the TV and online live streaming options for audience in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa.
Viewers from across the world can also watch KKR vs Mumbai Indians by live streaming online on Cricketgateway.