Eoin Morgan Wins First Toss as KKR Captain, Elects to Bat vs MI

IPL 2020: KKR’s new captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and elected to bat first vs Mumbai Indians.

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IPL 2020: KKR’s new captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and elected to bat first vs Mumbai Indians.
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New KKR captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and elected to bat first against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.

KKR have made two changes in their line-up playing Green and Mavi in place of Banton and Nagarkoti. Mumbai have finally given a game to Nathan Coulter-Nile who takes James Pattinson’s overseas player slot.

Earlier today, KKR announced via a post on their website that Dinesh Karthik had handed over the captaincy of the team to England’s World Cup-winning captain with a "view to focus on his batting and contributing more to the team's cause".

Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians speaks with Dinesh Karthik of Kolkata Knight Riders before the start of the Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders game.
Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians speaks with Dinesh Karthik of Kolkata Knight Riders before the start of the Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders game.
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Reigning champions Mumbai Indians come into the game in red hot form and the Rohit Sharma-led side will aim to reclaim the number one spot in the league standings with two points from this game.

The last time the two sides met in the current season, MI had thrashed KKR by 49 runs at the same venue, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

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