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KKR vs MI IPL 2016 Match Preview

Two teams play against each other with an uncanny similarity. Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, both were featured in a one-sided match in IPL 2016. The only difference is, Mumbai Indians were on the losing side against Rising Pune Supergiants and Kolkata Knight Riders were the winners against Delhi Daredevils. Let us see who wins out of these two tonight at the Eden Gardens. Watch KKR vs MI IPL match live streaming on HotStar mobile app. Catch the live telecast on Sony ESPN HD, Sony Six and Sony Max TV channels with live Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali and English commentary.

Kolkata Knight Riders, with a big win under their belt will play today's match as favourites. Home ground, crowd support and high at confidence - three factors that make them the favourites tonight. KKR captain Gautam Gambhir, who is hardly seen smiling wore a smile after defeating Delhi Daredevils on Sunday. This is what a win does to you! That not only brought joy but a sense of relief on his face. KKR were at the top of points tally after 12 matches and suddenly they lost way to finish on the fifth spot. They couldn't even qualify for the knock out stage. 

Kolkata's pitch would certainly support the spinners. Piyush Chawla and Brad Hogg did a perfect job in last match. With the mystery spinner Narine available for the match, Gautam Gambhir will have to make some changes in the playing XI. Noteworthy, Sunil Narine has two four wicket hauls against Mumbai Indians.

On the flip side, Rohit Sharma has scored the highest individual score for all the KKR vs MI contests. He scored 109 runs off 60 balls at the Eden Gardens. So he would love to bat here again! Kolkata team would be wary of this fact.

As far as the head to head stats is concerned, Mumbai Indians are far ahead. Out of the 16 KKR vs MI matches, Mumbai Indians have won 11. With spin a friendly option on the Eden Garden's pitch, Harbhajan Singh would be eager to bowl. As far as the batting is concerned, the impetus shifts to Rohit Sharma, Simmons, Pollard and Butler. They need to score this time if they have to get rid of the slow 'winning starts' they generally have in the recently concluded IPLs.

We have another exciting match coming up tomorrow. CSK team mates will lock horns against each other in the form of Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiants match. 

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