Abu Dhabi: On Friday, the defending champions Mumbai Indian would lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi. Both teams have played seven matches in this campaign so far. While, Mumbai Indians had notched five wins under their belt and Kolkata had registered four wins so far. In the reverse fixture, Mumbai Indians won against Kolkata but Dinesh Karthik led-unit would be earnestly looking forward to nab a win against the Mumbai Indians which would not be easy considering their form but the team could apply their vigorous work ethic into the match and could come out on top this evening. Kolkata fans would look to Shubhan Gill and Eoin Morgan and their batting prowess to help their side grab a win against Mumbai Indians. Andre Russell would be hoping to bring back his unassailable forms in both batting and bowling departments. He is a player whom Kolkata could rely on to win the match single-handedly.

As for the Mumbai Indians, they claim one of the best bowling attacks in this year’s Indian Premier League. Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and James Pattinson would be vital if the team were to win today. The batting department is stacked with talents like Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Rock and the fans would not be considered insane if they think that their side is bound for a second consecutive title win.