IPL 2023 Match 22 MI vs KKR | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview
Mumbai Indians will play against Kolkata Kinght Riders in the 22nd match of IPL 2023 on Sunday afternoon at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. MI have two points after winning one game and losing two. They are at 8th position on the table. KKR have won two and lost two matches so far. They have played the most interesting matches in this season and lost very close games. The Knight Riders are at 4th position on the points table.
MI are looking bit confident after registering a last-ball win over Delhi Capitals. Their batting order looks sorted now, but they have to solve the bowling issues they face. They were not much impressive in the previous season and things are almost the same in this season too. Despite the win in the last match, Mumbai will have to take some key decisions to ensure a victory against KKR.
KKR lost the first game of this season but registered 2 consecutive victories. They failed to carry the winning momentum against the Sunrisers in the last match. This team looks well-balanced, with some good options in spin bowling. Their openers need to give a solid start to the innings, which they have failed to do so far.
Both teams have more quality in their batting line-ups at the moment. Both sides have some power-packed T20 hitters. They are almost equal in strength so this match is going to be very interesting. MI would be looking for their second win of the season while KKR would be hoping for a stronger performance after losing the last game.
Match Toss Time - 15:00 IST (09:30 GMT)
Match Start Time - 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)
Match Venue - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India.
Head to Head
Matches Played - 31
MI won - 22 KKR won - 9
Last 5 meetings
MI won - 2 KKR won - 3
Weather Conditions and pitch
KKR's all-rounder Andre Russell left the field bowling just 13 deliveries, however he came to bat but seemed in visible discomfort and got out for just 3 runs. With IPL being a long tournament, Kolkata's management might not risk playing Andre Russell against MI. They have some replacement options in Jason Roy, Liton Das and Tim Southee.
Jason Roy could replace Rahmanullah Gurbaz who is failing to score runs from few matches. Litton Das may come in place of Russell.
Probable Playing XI
Mumbai Indians (MI) - Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Surya Kumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Tim David, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Liton Das (wk), Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.
MI - By looking to the current performances, Tilak Varma and Tim David are two important players from Mumbai's squad. Tilak Varma is a leading run scorer for MI, scoring 147 runs in the last 3 matches which makes him a crucial player to pick.
KKR - Nitish Rana, the left-handed skipper has done really well in the last game and has hit 120 runs in last two innings which makes him important player. Another key player is Rinku Singh, he is performing exceptionally well in this season and is becoming one of the star player.
MI vs KKR fantasy team
Captain and Vice-Captain picks
Mumbai Indians have clear dominance over KKR in the past. However, as far as IPL 2023 is considered, KKR is performing better. They had been good in this tournament. Their bowlers looks sorted, while Mumbai is struggling with its bowling performance this season. There are still quite a few problems in the MI camp. Kolkata batters are in brilliant form in comparison to Mumbai Indians which makes them favourites to win this contest.
Sportco predicts Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Mumbai Indians in match 22 of IPL 2023.
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