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Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Tips - Big shots likely to land in visiting dug-out

Sridhar
15 Apr 2023
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Sridhar Bhamidi 15 Apr 2023
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  • Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL match predictions to be played in Mumbai on Sunday, April 16 at 3:30pm IST
  • Mumbai Indians have won 8 of their 9 IPL matches against Kolkata Knight Riders at this venue
  • Mumbai Indians have hit the most 6s of the match in only 1 of their 9 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders at this venue
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have hit the most 6s in 2 of their last 3 IPL matches
  • Can Mumbai continue their winning momentum and move up the IPL 2023 points ladder?
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL
Will the bowlers once again bail out Mumbai Indians? (Getty Images)

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL


Consistency will the mantra for Mumbai Indians looking to post consecutive wins when they host familiar foes Kolkata Knight Riders going through a list of injuries. This IPL match #22 will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, April 16 from 3:30pm IST.
  • Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL
  • Head to Head
  • Mumbai Indians Form
  • Mumbai Indians Team News
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Form
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Team News

Mumbai Indians got off the bottom with a win last time out, but are yet to convince the critics. Kolkata may fancy their chances despite coming off a loss and injuries taking a toll. I am dipping in the 6s market though, backing Kolkata Knight Riders to score the most match 6s.

  • Mumbai Indians have won 8 of their 9 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders at this venue (IPL)
  • Mumbai Indians have hit the most 6s of the match in only 1 of their last 8 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have hit the most 6s in 2 of their last 3 matches (IPL)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded the most powerplay runs in all their 4 matches this season (IPL)
  • Rohit Sharma has scored at least 33 in 5 of his last 7 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)

Head to Head


Mumbai Indians have played Kolkata Knight Riders in 31 matches so far in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai have a clear advantage in the results front, winning 22 and losing nine.

It is Kolkata who have the upper hand recently, winning the last three H2Hs including both in the last season. They successfully chased 162 with five wickets and four wickets remaining in one match, whilst winning the other by 52 runs.

Mumbai Indians Form


Mumbai Indians have two points from their first three matches of IPL 2023. After losing to Bangalore by 8 wickets and Chennai by 7 wickets, Mumbai got back into the reckoning with a 6 wicket win over Delhi.

Runs from the experienced batters remains a concern as Tilak Varma is their best batter this season with 147 runs @ 158.06 SR. Bowling could do with a few wicket takers although Piyush Chawla and Jason Behrendorff with four wickets each have been rallying the team.

Suryakumar Yadav’s poor form is a concern while the inconsistencies of the openers is also a worry for Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians Team News


Jofra Archer missed two matches in a row and his fitness could be monitored before taking a call on his availability to replace Behrendorff. Arshad Khan’s poor numbers call for a change with Arjun Tendulkar a likely replacement.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form


Kolkata Knight Riders have four points form four matches this season. Wins over Bangalore (81 runs) and Gujarat (3 wickets) have been sandwiched between losses to Punjab (7 runs / DLS method) and Hyderabad (23 runs).

Rinku Singh (156 runs @ SR 175.28) and Nitish Rana (145 runs @ SR 157.60) have been the pillars of their batting. Kolkata’s bowling has revolved around their two spinners – Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy with six wickets each.

There’s been too much dependence on the middle-order for Kolkata with the top-order contributing very little.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News


Andre Russell hobbled off in the last match which means there could be a game for David Wiese. Jason Roy may replace the blow-hot blow-cold Rahmanullah Gurbaz with N Jagadeesan likely to take up the gloves.

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What time does Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL start?

This Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL match is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai at 3:30pm IST on Sunday, April 16.

Verdict

Mumbai Indians have just picked up a very important win but they are far from answering the critics. Inconsistent displays mean their historical record over Kolkata isn’t a starter. I am instead looking into the 6s market where Kolkata with their flair and style of play can be the favourites. I am backing Kolkata Knight Riders to score the most 6s of the match.

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