Kolkata's newly appointed captain Eoin Morgan has elected to bat first against four time champions Mumbai Indians. The stakes ae heavily in Mumbai Indians' favour against Kolkata Knight Riders, whose spot in the top four is in danger of slipping away. Kolkata also possesses a number of batsmen who can take any attack to cleaners. It comprises the young and elegant Shubman Gill, England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana and skipper Dinesh Karthik, but they have not got going barring the odd game. James Pattinson misses out and Nathan Coulter-Nile comes in for his first game of the season. For Kolkata, Banton and Nagarkoti go out. Mavi and Green come in.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna