Date: April 16, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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At the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on a Sunday afternoon, MI will take on KKR in match 22 of the Indian Premier League 2023 season. Mumbai Indians come into this fixture on the back of a much-needed win against Delhi Capitals. Their opponents, Kolkata Knight Riders, successfully won their last fixture against Gujarat Titans in a classic IPL finish. Both MI and KKR are settling well into the tournament, so the expectations of a quality game are definitely not out of the question between these two sides.
Also Read: MI vs KKR Live Score | IPL 2023 Live Score | IPL 2023 Points Table
The skipper of the Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma got a very good fifty in his previous innings and took his side to the brink of a win against Delhi Capitals. And then, it was the big Aussie duo of Cameron Green and Tim David, who portrayed a cool and calm demeanour in a tough situation to take their side over the line. The bowling lineup of MI hasn’t been performing up to standards in the IPL 2023 but the recent 3-wicket hauls from both Jason Behrendorff and Piyush Chawla will hold them in good stead for the upcoming fixtures. The arrival of Riley Meredith is an added plus for Mumbai Indians on their quest to achieve the top 4 this IPL season.
Kolkata Knight Riders have steadily gotten better in the batting department as their openers and middle order are starting to deliver consistent performances. The likes of Venkatesh Iyer and the skipper Nitish Rana coming into some form is a massive advantage for KKR. But everything pales in comparison to the recent blitz from Rinku Singh, which has changed the season for Kolkata into something special already. The fast bowlers are performing reasonably well for KKR, but it's their spin trio of Narine, Chakravarthy, and young Sharma, who have stolen the show for the franchise with the ball.
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Tristan Stubbs, Arshad Khan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff
(Potential Impact Substitute - Kumar Kartikeya for Suryakumar Yadav)
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Narayan Jagadeeshan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
(Potential Impact Substitute - Suyash Sharma for Venkatesh Iyer)
Grand League Team:
Wicket-Keepers: Ishan Kishan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh
All-Rounders: Cameron Green, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma
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