The 14th encounter of Tata IPL 2022 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at Pune. Kolkata has won their last encounter with the assistance of back in form Andre Russell, while MI has lost their preceding one against Rajasthan Royals. The leadership of Shreyas Iyer is taking the right turns at the eighth moment, while Rohit Sharma is the first time looking a wee bit hesitant. This season, Mumbai Indians have a big challenge because the stalwarts of previous seasons like Hardik Pandya, Quinton De Kock, Krunal Pandya & Trent Boult are not with them. While the only strengthening pillar of the middle order ‘SuryaKumar Yadav’ is also missing a few initial games for the team.
While the most tragic for Kolkata Knight Riders is theirs out of form top order, the likes of Ajinkya Rahane & Venkatesh Iyer have been so poor in the opening until yet. Venkatesh has promised the team with the fantastic knocks he played last year at UAE, but he is looking off-coloured this season. In the last match, KKR was saved by the magical knocks of Russell and wiki batter Sam Billings, but this will not happen again & again in every match. So, here are a few predictions and fantasy tips for the clash between KKR & MI.
KKR vs MI: Match Predictions
The game will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune. The pitch stays batting friendly in nature here at MCA, so batters like Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan and Ajinkya Rahane may put big knocks on the display. In addition, spinners like Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Murugan Ashwin would spell their magic in this encounter. The dew won’t be heavy as it stays in the venues in Mumbai, but still, it’s an invincible factor here. So, the team that wins the toss may opt to bowl first and take advantage of batting in the second half in easy batting conditions.
KKR vs MI: Probable Playing XIs
The chances of injured Suryakumar Yadav are still even-steven in this match but don’t seem guaranteed. While KKR won’t have too many options to opt for a change, their team would be the same as in the previous encounter. The pitch of MCA is batting friendly in nature, so both teams will look to exploit it.
Playing XI For KKR: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Sam Billings (W/✈️), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell(✈️), Sunil Narine(✈️), Tim Southee(✈️), Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Playing XI For MI: Ishan Kishan (W), Rohit Sharma (C), Anmolpreet Singh, Thilak Varma, Kieron Pollard(✈️), Tim David(✈️), Daniel Sams(✈️), M Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills(✈️), Basil Thampi
KKR vs MI: Pitch Report
The Pitch of Maharashtra Cricket Association is intrinsically a rank turner. However, it doesn’t have too much assistance for the pacers, except with the new ball. So the Batters who can manoeuvre the spin very well could prove so vital in this match. In the last 5 games, the teams who have batted second have won 4 matches, so there is a higher chance of this happening in the game between KKR & MI.
KKR vs MI: Weather Forecast
The weather of Pune city will stay so hot at 40°c, while the minimum tally will figure at 28°c as per Weather-Atlas.com. The humidity will also remain high at 66%, and as the game will start at 7:30 pm, the dew becomes an obligation automatically, especially in the second half of the game.
KKR vs MI: Fantasy Tips
The spinners like Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Murugan Ashwin will ride at the top to get hefty assistance from the surface.
While, the batters who don’t get messed with the turn like Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Ajinkya Rahane and Sam Billings could be a good bet for the game.
The Pacers who can hit the deck hard like Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah can again do wonders for their respective teams.
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