Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Mumbai Indians in the 14th match of IPL 2022 that will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on 06 Apr and will start at 7:30 PM IST. Read here complete information about this KKR vs MI match including preview, prediction, playing 11, Dream11 Team, etc.
KKR vs MI Match Details
- Stadium: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
- Date: 06 Apr, Wed
- Time: 7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
- Live Streaming: The Live Streaming of KKR vs MI, IPL T20 can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar and SkyGo.
KKR vs MI Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
Two matches have been played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune so far in IPL 2022, and both these matches were won by the team that batted first. But still, due to the possibility of dew in the second innings, it is quite likely that the team winning the toss would go for bowl first.
The pitch will have a great advantage for the batsmen, but there will a big role for spinners also at this pitch of Pune.
Both teams have big hitters on their side and therefore any score of over 180-190 could be expected on the board.
KKR Team Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders gained victory in the first match of IPL 2022 but lost momentum in the 2nd match when they were beaten by RCB. KKR bounced back very well in the 3rd match when they beat PBKS to earn two points. Now the KKR is at the second position just behind RR with 4 points.
Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane have not shown so far what they are capable of doing with the bat. They have not played any notable knock yet in the tournament.
Shreyas Iyer has shown little commitment with the bat but still, that’s not enough. A big knock is required from him in this match against MI.
Nitish Rana also has not clicked with the bat. Sam Billings and Andre Russell have played their part well with the bat when required. These two will have pretty much more to show in this match against MI.
Umesh Yadav has been terrific in the tournament so far for KKR. He is the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2022 with 8 wickets in 3 matches. His best figures are 4-23 which he took against PBKS.
KKR bowling will revolve more around Umesh Yadav but Tim Southee and Andre Russell are other bowlers to watch out for.
MI Team Preview
With defeats in both their matches played in IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians are pointless and are in the eighth position in the points table. Although this is a poor start for MI in the tournament they are known for bouncing back even after losing many early games.
Standout batsmen for MI in this season of IPL is Ishan Kishan who is the second-highest runs scorer with 135 runs to his name in 2 games.
The batting lineup of Mumbai Indians is very powerful but there seem to be some issues in the batting as the top batsmen like Rohit Sharma, and Kieron Pollard has not performed consistently.
Surya Kumar Yadav was not part of playing 11 of MI in the first two matches but he is likely to take his place in the playing 11 for this match against KKR. His presence will definitely add more power to the team’s batting lineup.
The bowling lineup of MI seems settled as the frontline bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Tymal Mills are doing fine with the ball by taking 3 wickets each so far in the tournament.
KKR Playing 11
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
MI Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat
KKR vs MI Head to Head Stats in IPL T20
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KKR vs MI Winner Prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders have been a better team in IPL 2022 compared to Mumbai Indians. Although Mumbai Indians have lost both their games it will not be wise to take them lightly for this match against KKR.
KKR is a strong team on paper but given the fact that MI has players like Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, it will certainly be a cracking fixture.
But considering the kind of form KKR are currently in, they are our favorites to win this match against Mumbai Indians.
KKR vs MI Dream11 Team
Ishan Kishan can play match-winning innings for their teams. Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer are also players who can give excellent performance with the bat and help the team to win. Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer can prove their all-rounder abilities by making good runs and taking wickets. Umesh Yadav (vc), Pat Cummins, Tymal Mills can be very impressive with the ball.
- Wicketkeeper: Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer (c),Tim David, Tilak Varma
- All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer
- Bowlers: Umesh Yadav (vc), Pat Cummins, Tymal Mills