Can Mumbai overturn their fortunes?
- MI have a dominant record against Kolkata
- KKR turning out to be dark horses for the season
Mumbai Indians come off a win against Delhi Capitals and are up against a team they have always favoured facing in KKR. At home in Wankhede, Mumbai will hope to start overturning their fortunes in the season. Mumbai Indians have odds of 1.73 to beat Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Kolkata Knight Riders, meanwhile, have had a decent season given the glaring weaknesses in the squad. While they lost to SRH the last game, KKR still put up a stiff fight. Kolkata Knight Riders have odds of 2.07 to beat Mumbai Indians.
Head-to-head record, MI v KKR
This is one of the lopsided head-to-head records in the history of the tournament. Mumbai Indians have won 22 of the 31 matches between these teams. However, it’s worth mentioning that KKR won both matches against MI in 2022.
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At the Wankhede, it’s always preferable to bat second with the dew a big factor. KKR will hope they can win the toss, the odds of which are at 1.90, to test Mumbai at home.
Mumbai Indians might not be at their best, but they still have a good group of batters and bowlers who can shine at the Wankhede. They have odds of 1.73 to win the match.
The average score at the Wankhede stadium is 172 in the first innings and drops to 161 in the second innings, but dew becomes a big factor in the night games and aids the chasing team.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the Wankhede has always been conducive to fast bowlers but the lightning quick outfield and ball coming onto the bat nicely helps batters too.
Players to keep an eye on…
MI Predicted playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff.
KKR Predicted playing XI:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana, Venky Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson.
Andre Russell: The big West Indian all-rounder showed signs of returning to form last match and while he was limping in between, came out to bat and looked reasonably fine.
Rohit Sharma: Having returned to form last game, Rohit Sharma goes back to Wankhede where the conditions and the bowling attack suits him. He also has a good record against KKR.
IPL 2023, Match 22 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Mumbai Indians will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
MI v KKR Betting tips
Apart from betting on Mumbai to win the match, check our other recommended bet about MI’s top batter:
Rohit Sharma struck form last game and the surface at the Wankhede should suit his strengths. Back Rohit Sharma at 4.40 to be Mumbai’s top batter!