The IPL fans will be getting to witness a mouth-watering contest of cricket as Mumbai Indians take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in match 56 of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil sports stadium in Mumbai tomorrow. Both the teams are almost out of the race to playoffs, though KKR has some bit of chances left, they have majorly made a mess of it themselves. While the Mumbai Indians won a wonderful game against Gujarat Titans last week, on the other hand, Kolkata was absolutely decimated by the Lucknow Super Giants in their last game. A game of much importance awaits them vs Mumbai tomorrow to keep their faint hopes of making it to the top 4 alive.
MI vs KKR: Match Details
- Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
- Match 56 – MI vs KKR
- Date & Time: May 9, 7:30 PM
Mumbai Indians: Analysis
Gameplan: After a disastrous start to their campaign, Mumbai finally seemed to get back to their normal with two wins in their last two games. Their win over table toppers Gujarat Titans proved the fact that they’ve started to showcase some serious but of courageous performances now. The team played as a unit which saw them achieve a proud win.
Daniel Sams gaining confidence after a wonderful last over against Gujarat defending 9 off the last over will surely put a smile on the management’s face. Despite the team is already out of the race for playoffs, the players will look to keep delivering quality performances in the remaining games so as t salvage pride for themselves.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Analysis
Gameplan: Kolkata in spite of having a fluent start to their campaign now are absolutely in a spot of bother with just 1 victory in their last 7 matches. Every game is a do or dies for the side hereon along with a certain set of other permutations which if go their way, only then shall the team be able to reach the Playoffs.
The batters let the side down terribly in their previous game as the entire batting lineup was bundled out for just 101 runs. The bowlers too seemed to have conceded too many runs in the death. Time is running out and the team has to bring out its best game soon or else they might’ve to miss their trip to the playoffs.
Possible Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi/Umesh Yadav.
MI vs KKR: Probable Top Performers
Probable best batsman of the match:- Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai’s best batsman of the season so far, Suryakumar Yadav has been a pillar in the Mumbai batting lineup. His crucial contributions to the bat have been of immense support to his side. With most runs for his side so far this season he will be the key player in tomorrow’s game for his side when they face KKR. The right-hander will be looking to add more runs to his tally of 303 runs this season so far.
Probable best bowler of the match – Tim Southee
Tum Southee has been the key bowler in the KKR bowling lineup this season. Even in the previous game where the opposition batters were going rampant in the latter half of the innings, Tim Southee managed to handle the pressure overs and executed some brilliant line and length to choke the flow of runs.
His brilliant figures of 28 runs in 4 overs along with a wicket helped his side restrict the opposition to under 200. Another masterclass performance with the ball is all that the team management will be hoping for from the Kiwi pacer tomorrow.
MI vs KKR: Head to head stats
- Matches played – 31
- MI won – 22
- KKR won – 9
- Tied – 0
MI vs KKR: Winning Prediction
We Predict that Mumbai Indians will win the match seeing the brilliant form they have been in the last two matches.