Defending champions Mumbai take on two-time winners Kolkata in the fifth match of the Indian T20 League 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, April 13.
Mumbai and Kolkata have made contrasting starts to their ongoing Indian T20 League campaign. While Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai suffered defeat against Bangalore, Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata beat Hyderabad at the same venue.
Mumbai missed the services of their star opener Quinton de Kock in their opening match as the South African was serving his mandatory seven-day quarantine. Now that de Kock is available for selection, it will be interesting to see if he replaces Chris Lynn or whether Mumbai retain their opening partnership.
The five-time champions had also made an interesting selection after they included 20-year-old Proteas pacer Marco Jansen in their playing XI for the season opener. The left-arm fast bowler had an impressive Indian T20 League debut and he is expected to feature once again against Kolkata. This will give hope to Arjun Tendulkar, also a left-arm seamer, as well. Watch Kolkata vs Mumbai live!
On the other hand, Kolkata are expected to go in with the same side that took the field against Hyderabad. The Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise has made a spectacular start to their campaign and they would not like to tinker with their winning combination.
However, Kolkata have a disappointing head-to-head record against Mumbai in the Indian T20 League, winning only six of the 27 matches played between these two heavyweight sides. Kolkata, led by Eoin Morgan, have lost their last three matches against Mumbai and will look to end their losing streak.
Where to watch Kolkata vs Mumbai live in India?
The Kolkata vs Mumbai Indian T20 League match will be telecast live at 7:30 PM IST on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels in India, on Tuesday, April 13.
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