The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone brings you the big match between Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians which is going to be played at the oldest ground of India the EdenGardens.
Today’s IPL match prediction is as followed:-
Toss Prediction for KKR vs MI:
The Pitch report for Eden Gardens is that the track is considered as one of the better batting surfaces although spinners tend to come into action as the match wears on. Spinners have enjoyed bowling here in IPL games as well. The team that wins the toss would like bowl first.
If Kkr bats first (predicted score 170-190)
Knight Riders will be planning to attack the bowlers as they have players like Uthappa, Narine and Rana at the top, they will be the batsmen KKr will be relied upon to see a keen total in the first ten overs and after that, Gill and Karthik stabilizes the runs in the middle-order and it all depends on Andre Russell’s contribution to the side.
If MI bats first (predicted score 160-190):
The Mumbai Indians batsmen are highly talented and can exhilarate big blokes from their bat, they are mixed composure of youngsters and experienced players like Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Malinga in last. The key batsmen will be Suryakumar Yadav depending on his position whether he plays in the middle order or opens the innings. Rohit Sharma as always remains their key batsmen. Hardik Pandya and Pollard have been the star performers in this years season.
Team News for KKR vs MI:
Kolkatta Knight Riders:-
There is no confirmation of Chris Lynn to play, so we predict Narine to open with Robin Utthapa, Knight Riders will use their regular spinners Piyush Chawla and chinamen Kuldeep Yadav as they can turn on the pitch to get some important wickets of the set batsmen in the middle overs. Kamlesh Nagarkoti will be expected to open the attack and also Hary Gurney and Lockie Ferguson can be considered the key strike bowlers along with the world experience in their bag.
KKR predicted playing XI:-
Narine, Uthappa, Rana, Gill, Karthik, Russell, Braithwaite, Chawla, Nagarkoti, Kuldeep, Gurney.
KKR points table as of now:
KKR last 5 match performance:
Top Player in Predicted Playing XI:
He took two wickets in the last match with a great economy, however they lost that match. His contribution in the opening has been always a great start for the team.
They can start with De Cock or Evin Lewis who can post 50+ scores on any occasion, also Pollard and Ben Cutting are the all-rounder option the selectors need to select. Bumrah will bet the saviour bowler to turn the match in death overs. Malinga having the experience of 10 years with Wankhede will help the side to lead in the front. Rohit Sharma will aim for another trophy as the trend of alternate year is now for Mumbai Indians.
MI predicted playing XI:-
De Cock, Rohit, Yadav, Kishan, Krunal, Pollard, Hardik, McClenagan, Malinga, Bumrah, Markande.
Top Player in Predicted XI:
Pollard: He will be that key player to hit those massive sixes at the end of the innings. He has a great strike rate batting against KKR. We predict that he will again perform the same way in today’s match.
MI Points table as of now:
MI Last 5 match performance:
Key Player Battles:-
Rohit Sharma vs Dinesh Karthik
It would be the Captain’s war to lead their team to victory and also both are the key batsman of their own batting line-up. Rohit who has many good memories at Eden Gardens will surely wish to add one more by hitting a big knock in the coming match against Knight Riders. Dinesh will have to take the charge as KKR needs to beat MI to achieve crucial 2 points and break the dominance of MI against KKR.
Head to Head:-
Who Will Win between KKR vs MI?
The ipl match prediction will go in favour of Kolkata as they will surely seek to end the dominance, and someone like Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell can be the game makers for Knight Riders. Mumbai’s batting attack and Knight Riders bowling attack lead by Gurney will be the key. Our match predictions go with KKR.
So this was our ipl match prediction, what is your match prediction for KKR vs MI?
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