Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to face Mumbai Indians (MI vs KKR) in the 56th match of IPL 2022. The match is scheduled to be played at 7:30 PM IST at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai Indians are led by Rohit Sharma and Kolkata Knight Riders is led by Shreyas Iyer. Let’s have a look at their Match Preview, Prediction, and Fantasy XI.
MI vs KKR: Match Preview
Mumbai Indians won their last match by 5 runs against Gujarat Titans which must have boosted their confidence a lot. They won’t be qualifying for the playoffs this season but will try their level best to win all the matches that will give them the pride. MI is at just four points, having played 10 matches and if they win the remaining matches, they would reach only 12 points which are still not enough to go to the next stage.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Two-time winners of IPL, KKR, under new captain Shreyas Iyer, lost against Lucknow Super Giants on Saturday by a huge margin of defeat that left them with eight points from 11 games. They have three matches in hand and the maximum points they can reach is 14 which is again something that cannot guarantee even a fourth-place finish. Just like MI, they would also want to play this match for their team’s glory.
MI vs KKR: Match Prediction
MI have won 2 out of 10 matches and are still in the last position in the points table. They defeated Gujarat Titans, the most consistent team in the IPL in the last game by 5 runs after scoring 177 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. They would try their best to give the same performance against KKR. Kolkata Knight Riders started the season with high hopes but lost track after a few games. They lost a match against Lucknow Super Giants in the last game by a huge margin of 75 runs. They are placed at the 8th spot. Mumbai Indians are likely to win the match.
MI vs KKR: Fantasy XI
Ishan Kishan from Mumbai Indians only scored 14 runs in the last head-to-head game against Kolkata Knight Riders but can come in handy here.
Rohit Sharma from Mumbai Indians couldn’t prove himself in the last head-to-head match against Kolkata Knight Riders but here he can muster a lot of runs.
Shreyas Iyer from Kolkata Knight Riders scored just 10 runs in the last head-to-head game against Mumbai Indians and will be hoping to make it count in this game.
Andre Russell from Kolkata Knight Riders scored 11 runs in the last head-to-head match against Mumbai Indians. He’s a safe pick, in the last match he scored 45 runs off 19 balls.
Sunil Narine from Kolkata Knight Riders couldn’t take one wicket in the last head-to-head game against Mumbai Indians but will definitely hunt crucial wickets in this game.
Tim David won the Player of the Match award in the last game as he hammered 44 runs off just 21 deliveries.
Daniel Sams just gave away 3 runs in the final over that helped MI win the match by 5 runs.
Tim Southee has picked 11 wickets at an average of 16.81, an economy of 7.7, and a strike rate of 13.
Murugan Ashwin picked 2 important wickets of Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill, who added 106 runs for the first wicket for GT. He gave away just 29 runs in 4 overs.
Shivam Mahi picked 5 wickets in 6 matches from Kolkata Knight Riders and is a decent pick.
Suryakumar Yadav mustered 303 runs in 8 matches making him an essential pick in the game.