Date: April 16, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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Mumbai Indians are going to play against Kolkata Knight Riders in match 22 of the Indian Premier League from the Wankhede Stadium. Previously, MI registered their first win of the IPL campaign against DC in a close encounter. Meanwhile, KKR did the unthinkable as they beat GT at the Narendra Modi Stadium on the last ball of the game. As both Mumbai and Kolkata are starting to find some form as a collective unit, the upcoming fixture promises to be very competitive.
Also Read: MI vs KKR Live Score | IPL 2023 Live Score | IPL 2023 Points Table
Wankhede Stadium has hosted only one match in the IPL 2023 with the pitch providing something for everybody. Over the years, this venue has been a happy hunting ground for the batters and it won’t be changing much in the current IPL season. That’s why, you can expect the first innings scores to get up to 180 in the MI vs KKR encounter.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma scoring his first fifty in over 20 IPL matches is the biggest plus for the franchise going into their upcoming fixture. Suryakumar Yadav’s string of low scores across formats recently has become a problem for MI which they want to be sorted out as soon as possible.
The duo of Cameron Green and Tim David were instrumental in taking Mumbai over the line against DC for their first win of the IPL season, so the team management will be expecting the same from them in the near future. Picking wickets has been a big issue for MI this tournament, so the 3-wicket hauls from both Piyush Chawla and Jason Behrendorff in the previous game will be very helpful in increasing the confidence of the bowling unit.
SportsTiger Playing XI of MI
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
Kolkata Knight Riders' batting line-up has found its best form with Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Venkatesh Iyer providing good starts at the top of the order. The middle order of captain Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh, the two powerful left-handed batters, is the biggest strength of this KKR team.
The recent run of low scores for Narine and Russell with the bat is a concern but they are expected to deliver results sooner rather than later. In the bowling scheme of things, the spin trio of Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and the youngster Suyash Sharma continue to be a massive threat to the opposition.
SportsTiger Playing XI of KKR
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)
MI vs KKR Fantasy Team:
MI has an incredibly good overall record vs KKR and they are going to play against them at home. With that being said, KKR is on an upward trajectory and it will be quite difficult for MI to defeat them this time around.
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