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Kolkata vs Mumbai player battles: Struggling Jasprit Bumrah looks to turn a leaf against Shreyas Iyer

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Team Kolkata will take on Team Mumbai in Match 14 of Indian T20 League 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday, April 6. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.

While Mumbai have lost two games on the trot, Kolkata have won two of their three games thus far in Indian T20 League 2022.

Mumbai are favourites to win the tie based on their superior head-to-head against Kolkata - 22 wins in 29 meetings. However, Kolkata’s strong start to the latest season gives them a psychological edge heading into Wednesday’s fixture.

Kolkata vs Mumbai key player battles

Shreyas Iyer vs Jasprit Bumrah

Shreyas Iyer has begun his Kolkata career on a confident note as a batter and a captain. The Kolkata captain has scored 59 runs in three matches and will be eager to consolidate his head-to-head against Jasprit Bumrah.

In eight meetings, Iyer has hit 59 runs off 40 deliveries at a strike rate of 147.50. Bumrah, in turn, has dismissed the former just once. While he has grabbed three wickets in two Indian T20 League 2022 games, an economy rate of 8.18 is something Jasprit Bumrah will look to improve when facing Kolkata and Shreyas Iyer.

Shreyas Iyer’s record vs Jasprit Bumrah
Innings Runs scored Balls faced Dismissed Strike rate
8 59 40 1 147.50

Rohit Sharma vs Umesh Yadav

With Rohit Sharma opening for Mumbai, Kolkata will look up to the experienced Umesh Yadav to keep the Hitman at bay.

In 14 head-to-head meetings, Rohit has hit 143 runs off 94 deliveries while being dismissed on four occasions. While the Mumbai captain has had a slow start to the latest campaign, Umesh Yadav currently leads the wickets charts with eight scalps and will be out to disrupt Rohit and Mumbai’s plans of scoring runs on a whim.

Rohit Sharma’s record vs Umesh Yadav
Innings Runs scored Balls faced Dismissed Strike rate
14 143 94 4 152.12

Featured photo: AFP / SAJJAD HUSSAIN

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