MI vs KKR: IPL 2023 Match preview, Possible lineups, Pitch report, and Dream XI team prediction

Wankhede Stadium will host the 22nd match of the IPL 2023, MI vs KKR. Rohit Sharma or Nitish Rana, who will lead his team to the victory?

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MI vs KKR | Match Preview | Sportz Point

The 22nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will witness the Mumbai Indians (MI) lock horns with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai Indians managed to grab their first win of the competition in their last match. After a thriller of a contest, they secured a final-ball victory against the Delhi Capitals. Kolkata Knight Riders are coming with a loss in their previous fixture. After loosing their first game of the season, they turned the tables around to win the next two. They failed to make it three in three as they lost to the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday. Read the full match preview, pitch report & every detail about the MI vs KKR match with the likes of dream XI team prediction in our fantasy sports segment.

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MI vs KKR: Match Preview

Match Details

  • Match: 22
  • Date: 16/04/2023
  • Time: 3:30 pm IST
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Where to Watch: Star Sports, Jio Cinema

Venue Details | Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is a wonderful track to bat on where batters can hit through the line right from the start of their innings. Bowlers are punished if they miss their mark even slightly and will have to hit the right areas to avoid damage. The average first-innings score at the Wankhede in the last three IPL matches reads 161, indicating a decent batting track. Pacers accounted for over 60 percent of the wickets at the venue over those three matches. Dew should come into play, enticing teams to prefer chasing upon winning the toss.

The temperature in Mumbai is expected to hover between 27 to 34 degrees Celsius. It will stay humid throughout the day.

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders | Head to Head

  • Matches Played: 31
  • MI won: 22
  • KKR won: 9

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Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders | Team News

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma found his form back in the previous game, while young batting star Tilak Varma continued his good run with the bat. The explosive Australian duo of Tim David and Cameron Green also rose to the occasion in the latter stages of the match to hand their side a much-needed victory, a good sign for the Mumbai Indians.

Kolkata Knight Riders

The two-time champions have leaked 200+ runs in their last two matches and will want a much-improved performance from their bowlers, especially their pacers, who have looked toothless in the tournament so far. On the other side, Nitish Rana has found his form back. Rinku Singh is playing his best Cricket. It's up to others to step up and start taking responsibility from the next game.


Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders | Possible Lineups

Mumbai Indians:

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Ishan Kishan (wk)
  • Cameron Green
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Tilak Varma
  • Nehal Wadhera
  • Hrithik Shokeen
  • Riley Meredith
  • Arshad Khan
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Jason Behrendorff

MI | Squad: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Jofra Archer, Tim David, Mohd Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Tristan Stubbs, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  • N. Jagadeesan
  • Nitish Rana (c)
  • Rinku Singh
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Suyash Sharma
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Varun Chakaravarthy

KKR | Squad: Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan.


Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders | Dream XI Team Prediction

MI vs KKR | Dream XI Team Prediction | Sportz Point

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