- admin | May 8, 2022 | 11:33 pm
MI vs KKR: Although both teams are still mathematically in with chances, the upcoming game promises to be one of the more inconsequential games of the tournament. Both teams have had their own struggles this season and with the season coming to an end they will look to settle their line-up and decide their core ahead of the next season.
The Mumbai Indians will be buoyed by the previous game though with a thrilling win against the Gujarat Titans. The Kolkata Knight Riders though are struggling with the bat and their top-order is literally non-existent this season.
Match: MI vs KKR
Date: 9th May 2022
Time: 7:30 IST
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
The weather is clear for the MI vs KKR fixture with no chance of rain.
The surface is starting to dry up as dew is making having a lower effect on the proceedings of the game. Batting first will be better given the dryness in the pitch.
MI vs KKR Predicted Playing XI
MI Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (capt), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
KKR Playing XI
Baba Indrajith(wk), Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
KKR may bring back Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy with the other replacements struggling to create a similar impact.
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With a weaker bowling line-up around him, Jasprit Bumrah has a large responsibility but is struggling to find his magic going. The yorker is missing, his wickets and containment has been absent and Bumrah has looked off-color this season. With the World Cup coming up, he is a key bowler and both Mumbai and India will want him to get back to form.
Aaron Finch came into the IPL of some awful form but started the tournament fairly well. After a strong start though, a few early dismissals took him back to a few months ago as Finch is struggling to make the KKR top-order look relevant. He is a player full of experience and will be a key player if KKR are to finish strong.
MI vs KKR Match Tips
KKR are struggling with their batting line-up as the players on top do not give them much hope of showing face. The Mumbai Indians have their own struggles but with KKR struggling at the top, MI come in the stronger side.
Match Prediction: MI will win the match.