IPL 2023 Match 22 Prediction : Can frailed MI beat strong going KKR? Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (MI vs KKR)

Today’s first clash of IPL 2023 season is Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (MI vs KKR). On one side, Mumbai Indians is struggling to move the points table as they have managed to register only a single win out of the three matches played. On the other side KKR, which is ranking among the top five teams in the points table. Where, on one side, MI is in dire need to register a win, KKR on the other side, would be eyeing to win this game so as to be among the top four teams.

MI vs KKR : Match Details

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date : Sunday, April 16, 2023

Time : 3:30 PM IST

Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema

MI vs KKR : Pitch Report

This pitch aids for batters as it is hard and flat. Short boundaries alongwith a quick outfield helps batters to put a high score on the board. The pitch also supports fast bowlers. Dew plays a key role in later stages.

Out of 103 IPL matches played here, 48 have been won by the team batting first whereas 55 by the chasing team.

The toss winning captain would prefer to bowl first as the chasing team have more chances of winning at the Wankhede.

MI vs KKR : Team XI Prediction

Mumbai Indians (MI)

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Ishan Kishan (WK)
  • Cameron Green
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Tilak Varma
  • Tim David
  • Nehal Wadhera
  • Jofra Archer
  • Arshad Khan
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Jason Behrendorff

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)
  • N Jagadeesan
  • Nitish Rana (C)
  • Rinku Singh
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Suyash Sharma
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Varun Chakaravarthy

MI vs KKR : Best Performers Prediction

Best Batsman

Tilak Varma

The MI left handed batsman seems to be in a great form as he has already scored 147 runs off the last three matches with an average of 73.5 with an impressive strike rate of 158.06. Varma smashed 84 off 46 balls vs RCB which shows his great potential to play in the middle order.

Best Bowler

Varun Chakravarthy

The right arm leg-break spinner is among the top two bowlers in top 15 for the race of Purple Cap. He has taken 6 wickets in the last four matches with an average of 18.17. So, seems to be the best pick for the best bowler today.

Today’s Match Winner Prediction

MI likely to win the match

Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.

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