Mumbai: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik on Tuesday said that playing against Mumbai Indians in the early stage of the tournament is very good for his side.
“They (Mumbai Indians) have a team of world-class players, they have a strong lineup and the amount of IPL titles shows that it is good that we are playing Mumbai early in the tournament, every year is a different year. I am sure it will be a great game tomorrow,” Dinesh Karthik said during a virtual press conference.
Talking about the bowlers in his group, Karthik said: “We have talked about the pace that the spinners have to bowl here. We have talked about it, every franchise must be talking about the speed and length spinners need to bowl in the UAE. All the Indian pacers are taking shape well, it will be difficult to decide who will start the tournament. They have come well, we are in good shape. It Important because we choose the right eleven to KKR. “
Kolkata has a poor record against Mumbai. Both teams have played 25 matches against each other, of which 19 matches have been won by Rohit Sharma led Mumbai.
KKR will play their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Mumbai Indians on September 23 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.