Mumbai Indians will be facing Kolkata Knight Riders on 9th May and will be the 56th match of IPL 2022. The game will be played at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. MI vs KKR will be available live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar at 7:30 pm IST. Both the teams will be playing for the second time this season.
Mumbai Indians will be playing against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 56th match of Tata IPL 2022. MI have played ten rounds this season and only won two of them. They are currently at the bottom of the points table with only 4 points to their name. Mumbai played their last match against Gujarat Titans, which they won by a close call of five runs. It was an unbelievable victory for MI as the lowest scorer defeated the highest scorer. Ishan Kishan scored an incredible forty-five runs, and Tim David made forty-four runs for Mumbai. They gave Gujarat a target of 177 runs. Murugan Ashwin took two wickets, and Ishan Kishan took one wicket.
Kolkata Knight Riders have played eleven matches and won four games this season. KKR is currently in the eighth spot on the points table and has 8 points. They played their recent round against LSG, which they lost by 75 runs. It was a played game by Kolkata as they got all out only on 101 runs. Andre Russell scored well and made forty-five runs for KKR, and he also took two wickets for his team.
It will be quite an important match for both the teams, and they will be playing for the second time in IPL 2022. KKR won the game by five wickets against MI. Mumbai batted the first innings and made 161 runs, Suryakumar Yadav made fifty-four runs, and Tilak Verma scored forty-eight runs. Murugan Ashwin and Tymal Mills took two wickets each for MI
KKR batted second, Venkatesh Iyer scored a half-century, and Pat Cummings made fifty-six runs. Pat Cummings also took two wickets for Kolkata.
DY Patil Stadium is known for a bowler-friendly pitch, as it gives a good direction to the ball. Spinners benefit more from this pitch as the ball goes directly to their marked spot. Scoring on this pitch is on average, 160 to 1170 runs and isn’t biased to favor any one side.
The average expected temperature will be 33 degrees celsius. Humidity will be at 60%, and the wind speed at 24 km per hour. There will be little to no chance of precipitation.
Rohit Sharma(C), Ishan Kishan(WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Baba Indrajith(WK), Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer(C), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Shivam Mavi
Ishan Kishan is a wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman playing for Mumbai Indians. His form is, incredibly good in the last couple of matches and will be a good pick for today’s game.
Rohit Sharma is the captain of Mumbai Indians, he is a right-handed batsman. Sharma didn’t score much against KKR, but his form has undoubtedly shown improvement.
Shreyas Iyer is a right-handed batsman and the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders. He led his team to the victory against MI in their previous encounter.
Andre Russell from Kolkata Knight Riders is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He is playing incredibly in both batting and bowling.
Sunil Narine is a right-arm off-break bowler and a left-handed batsman from KKR. He didn’t play well in their last match against MI but has improved his performance since then.
Andre Russell, Rohit Sharma
Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan
Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer(VC), Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Verma, Nitish Rana
All-Rounders: Andre Russell(C), Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah
Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan(VC)
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma(C), Nitish Rana, Tim David
All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
For smaller leagues and mini-tournaments, Andre Russell will be great choice for captain. Rohit Sharma will be a safer captaincy choice for greater and larger tournaments. Tim David and Riley Meredith will be the top punt pick for the team. Super4 suggested that the playing combination is 1-4-2-4.
Considering the rising performance of Mumbai Indians and the terrible loss of Kolkata Knight Riders against LSG, today’s match will likely favor MI.