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MI vs KKR Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2020 Match 32

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 32

Date & Time: 16 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST

Abu Dhabi, UAE

MI vs KKR Prediction:

Historically KKR has a very poor record against MI. But after suffering an unimaginably big loss against RCB in the last match, they will be eager to bounce back, much more than ever. As it turns out, things won’t be as simple as it might seem for the men in Purple. At the opposition, they have a team that is well placed at the top of the points table. All eyes will be on the Sheik Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi as we head towards a cracking encounter.

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Strength

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Strong batting line-up. All of their batsmen are match-winners in their own right. Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, and Eoin Morgan are in fine touch.
  • From a world champion bowler in Pat Cummins to mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, KKR has a lot of varied bowling options to choose from.

Mumbai Indians:

  • A highly potent top-order batting which has a blend of youth and experience.
  • A strong middle order with power-packed finishers.
  • All their three pacers have been pretty good in the early part of the innings.

Weakness

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • KKR had been playing a fluid batting order, with no stability whatsoever. It hasn’t worked well for them.
  • Sunil Narine has been reported for his bowling action. This may prevent his participation in the few more coming matches.
  • Despite having a quality batting line-up, they have struggled to stick together as a batting unit.

Mumbai Indians:

  • The spin department of Mumbai looks weak compared to the rest of the teams in IPL 2020.
  • Death bowling is a huge worry for MI, despite having Bumrah and Boult in their armoury, they have been pretty ordinary on that front.

MI vs KKR: Who will win?

Photo: BCCI

Win Prediction

  • MI- 70%
  • KKR- 30%

Betting odds

Bet365: MI-1.61, KKR-2.30
Betway: MI-1.61, KKR-2.30

Mumbai Indians to win the match 

On paper, MI has a better-balanced squad than KKR, and they are in a better form than KKR hence they are expected to outshine KKR, as per today match prediction.

If you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on MI.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 26
  • KKR – 06
  • MI- 20

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 2
  • KKR – 1
  • MI – 1

MI VS KKR MATCH PREDICTION

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KKR has a terrible head to head record against Mumbai, and hence DK and co. will be hoping to break the jinx come this Friday. MI and KKR will face off against each other in a venue that they made their home away from home in the last two months. Both these teams were stationed in Abu Dhabi and hence have a proper understanding of the conditions, and that itself makes it up for an exciting encounter in place.

KKR may look to bring in Narine back after keeping him out of the action after he was reported for a suspected bowling action. Or if he is still to be kept out, then Chris Green may find pace in the eleven ahead of young Tom Banton as the fourth overseas player, owing to his all-round capabilities. They may also bring in Shivam Mavi in place of Kamlesh Nagarkoti to strengthen the bowling a bit.

Mi on the other hand is expected to be unchanged owing to their current form.

KKR Playing 11- Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine/ Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/ Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthi

MI Playing11- Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

Who will end up with more runs in IPL 2020?

Expert free tip for fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

  1. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah are among the leading wicket-takers of the tournament. Pick them in your fantasy teams for sure.
  2. Shubman Gill, Surya Kumar Yadav, Eoin Morgan, and Rohit Sharma are the in-form batsmen.
  3. Varun Chakravarthi is in fine form. He is a man worth gambling in for grand leagues.

MI vs KKR Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Abu Dhabi is the lowest scoring ground among all three grounds used in IPL 2020. Considering the stats of the previous matches, it is better to bat first on this pitch. The pitch has traditionally helped both seamers and spinners equally. Anything above 180 should be easy to defend.

If Kolkata Knight Riders bats first: 170-180

If Mumbai Indians bats first: 170-180

MI vs KKR free cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

MI- Surya Kumar Yadav

Surya Kumar Yadav is in fine form with the bat. With the openers being inconsistent, he is expected to lead the charge in the batting department.

KKR- Shubman Gill

Gill is a classical stroke maker who has all the shots in his book. Expect him to continue his good run and score big in Abu Dhabi.

Other Prominent options: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan

Top Bowler

MI- Jasprit Bumrah

Boom Boom Bumrah is back to his absolute best.  Expect him to continue the same.

KKR- Varun Chakravarthi

This is quite an unusual pick, but this man had been doing full justice to the job at his hand. But with Narine doubtful, he should be the man in charge to restrict the flow of runs in the middle over and to take crucial wickets at regular intervals, he should be your wild-card choice for fantasy tournaments.

Other Prominent options: Pat Cummins, Trent Boult, James Pattinson

Most Sixes

MI- Rohit Sharma

KKR- Eoin Morgan

Player of the Match

Jasprit Bumrah

If you have to beat KKR, then you have to dismantle their power-packed batting order cheaply, and the man capable of doing it is Jasprit Bumrah. He is our prediction for the ‘Player of the Match' category.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.