With every team playing 10 games each so far, from now on every game will be very crucial and a kind of virtual knockout. In the 41st game of IPL 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders will host the Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens.

Mumbai Indians out of nowhere have jumped to the fifth place in the Points Table while KKR is just place above them with an extra win. Mumbai Indians are suddenly looking a lot more positive side as they have won three out of their last four games as they have found the right, winning combination with them.

KKR, on the other hand, had a mixed season so far as they have won five and lost five in their 10 games. Its one of the main reason is that their biggest two players, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell are not able to perform 100 percent. Sunil Narine’s batting position is also quite an issue.

Mumbai Indians are expected to play with the same playing XI as they wouldn’t want to disturb the winning combination. While KKR might replace Mitchell Johnson with Tom Curran as the Australian spearhead has not been able to fill in the big boots of an overseas fast bowler which was given to him after Mitchell Starc got ruled out.

Eden Gardens is one of the best batting track in India where the ball comes nicely to the bat. Also, Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma is always seen to have a purple patch while playing on this wicket. He will take the ground with the same intent today as well as he has an average of 52+ in support of him.

Thundershowers are expected in the afternoon but everything will clear out prior to the match. MI will definitely start as the favourites, even after being the visitors as they have an incredible past record against Mumbai where they have 17 games out of 22 played between these two teams.