KKR up against familiar nemesis
- RCB will want Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel to step up
- Rajasthan Royals will be emphatic with their solid start
Kolkata Knight Riders have started off impressively in IPL 2022, winning two of their three matches and sitting pretty at second in the points table. However KKR are up against familiar foes, Mumbai Indians, against whom they have a dismal record. You can back Kolkata at 1.96 to win this game.
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Mumbai Indians, in the meantime, have lost both their matches this season and clearly aren’t in great form. They also do not get to play in Mumbai for this game with the venue being Pune, where spinners, a strength for KKR, come into play more. However, MI are still favourites to win this one with odds of 1.81 due to their better head-to-head history.
MI has an overwhelming head to head record
Mumbai Indians have won 22 of the 29 head to head games against KKR, losing just seven matches, the latest coming in 2021. However, in the last 13 matches between these sides, KKR have managed to win just two matches while Mumbai won the remaining 11.
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With the return of Suryakumar Yadav, MI are stronger with their batting and stand a better chance of winning this one.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
The battle in this game will be between the KKR spinners and Mumbai Indians’ middle-order. The likes of Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav will be key for MI to topple the spinners and win this battle.
Keep an eye on…
Rohit Sharma: The Mumbai Indians captain has a brilliant record against KKR, averaging nearly 50 against them while striking at a rate of over 130. KKR are also the only IPL side against whom he has amassed over 1000 runs.
Umesh Yadav: With eight wickets in the tournament, Umesh Yadav is the purple cap holder and clearly KKR’s best bet against the MI top-order. The veteran seamer will look to tackle the powerplay overs and dent Mumbai early on.
TIP: Rohit Sharma has a brilliant record against KKR. Back Rohit Sharma at 3.54 to be Mumbai’s top batter!