Mumbai, May 05, Sunday at 08:00 PM IST
Mumbai Indians will be playing for one last time in front of their home crowd at Wankhede Stadium with an eye on the top two spots in the points table. Placed third in the table, Mumbai Indians will be eyeing for a win to finish off in top two positions to get an extra advantage.
On the opposite, a win for KKR will straightly give them the ticket to playoffs. With six wins in thirteen encounters, Kolkata Knight Riders have accumulated 12 points and the two crucial points from the win tonight will help them easily to advance into the playoffs.
However, the hosts have an upper hand in head to head clashes as Mumbai has turned victorious on 18 out of 24 occasions. Also, both the teams have faced each other eight times at Wankhede Stadium and Mumbai Indians have emerged victorious on seven occasions.
So, can KKR break their jinx and secure a spot in the playoffs?
Total – 24
KKR – 06
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Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is the true batting wicket. The dew has been seen in the last couple of games so spinners can grip the ball easily in the second innings too. The average first innings score at this venue is 187. So, a high-scoring encounter is expected tonight.
Avg 1st inn score: 187
Avg 2nd inn score: 183
Highest Total: 230/8 (19.4 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Lowest Total: 172/10 (20 Ov) by AFG vs RSA
Highest Chased: 230/8 (19.4 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Lowest Defended: 209/5 (20 Ov) by RSA vs AFG
MI wins the toss and will bowl first
Mumbai Indians have made two changes –
Ishan Kishan and M McClenaghan replace Barinder Sran and Evin Lewis
One change for KKR –
P Krishna comes in for Piyush Chawla
Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Doubtful: Barinder Sran/Beuran Hendricks & Evin Lewis/Ishan Kishan/Yuvraj Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders :
Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney
This MI vs KKR Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Team 1 & 2: Pick the less chosen
Q de Kock has been preferred over Dinesh Karthik in the wicketkeeper. More than 70% of fantasy teams have picked Q de Kock.
C Lynn, R Sharma, and Shubhman Gill are the favourites in batsmen. So, Nitish Rana, Surya Kumar Yadav and Ewin Lewis/K Pollard can be the best picks
Team 3 and 4: As per the stats
Mumbai Indians have an upper hand over Kolkata Knight Riders in head to head clashes. Also, at Wankhede Stadium the hosts have turned out victorious in seven out of eight outings. So, clearly, MI are the favourites with home advantage.
THIS MI VS KKR DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.
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