Cricket Prediction Indian Premier League – Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their final group game

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Cricket match date: 05th May 2019

Cricket match time08:00 pm IST

Cricket match location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament:  Indian Premier League 2019

Team A: MI

Team B: KKR

Team A Captain: Rohit Sharma

Team B Captain: Dinesh Karthik

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Cricket Match Preview:

After a game where we saw some of the finest hittings in the game of cricket, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on each other for the second time in this tournament. In the round one of this battle, KKR emerged victorious courtesy of a great all-round performance from their magician Andre Russell. MI also had their share of moments mainly through Hardik Pandya, who scored 91 off just 34 balls and gave a massive scare to KKR.

Prior to the last game of cricket, in the last five cricket games, KKR had been defeated by MI in all of them. KKR had only managed to win a handful of cricket games over the entire decade against MI. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has gone through entire structural change with teams going through auctions frequently but still, even with changing squads, one thing remained permanent and that is KKR struggle against MI.

That is why KKR’s victory in their last game should give them a massive boost in confidence. It does not help KKR’s cause that they have had a bizarre run in this year’s IPL. They were at the top position not too long ago after the first five cricket games but post that, they lost six games in a row. MI, on the other hand, are just one win away from sealing the top position on the points table.

One of the main reasons behind the poor performance of KKR against MI has been the bowling performances of the latter. MI have bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, who is known to hit the hard lengths that have proved difficult for the batsmen of KKR to get away from. Even the likes of usually destructive Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn have struggled against them historically. But in the last cricket game, they showed signs of freeing up and, helped by 80 from Andre Russell, they smashed 232 runs on the board.

With this season almost gone out of their hands, KKR will look to rest the old ghosts against MI. If they can win another one against them, they will get a lot of confidence. A victory will also give them a shot to reach the playoffs. From MI’s point of view, they will not get a better opponent to face at this stage of the tournament. They know that they have had an edge over KKR for a long time and that mental block will be hard to remove.

Cricket Match Information:

MI will take on KKR for the second time in this year’s IPL. Currently, while KKR are struggling at the sixth position with just five wins out of 12 cricket games, MI are in the second spot with eight wins out of 13 cricket games.

Mumbai Indians

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

MI are being led by Rohit Sharma this year as well. MI are well-placed right now at number two position on the points table. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of MI’s playing XI:

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Evin Lewis
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Barinder Sran
  • Lasith Malinga

Kolkata Knight Riders

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

KKR are being led by Dinesh Karthik for the second season in a row. After a great start, KKR have faded away and are now on the verge of elimination. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last game of cricket against Mumbai.

Here is our prediction of KKR’s playing XI:

  • Shubhman Gill
  • Chris Lynn
  • Sunil Narine
  • Andre Russell
  • Nitish Rana
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Harry Gurney
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Sandeep Warrior

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Rohit Sharma has not been in good form in this IPL. No game will be better to get back in form than against KKR, against whom he has had a great run in the past. Hence, our prediction is of a good knock from him.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

The pitch in Mumbai has been beautiful to bat on and for the bowlers, who can hit hard lengths, it can do something for them, too. Our prediction is of a score of around 175 this time around. Conditions are expected to be hot and humid.

Our Prediction:

MI will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have had a great record against KKR over the years. Hence, our prediction is of an easy MI victory.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Rohit Sharma (MI) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Jasprit Bumrah (MI) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Rohit Sharma (MI)

LOGO 2 Odds

Mumbai Indians – 1.71

Kolkata Knight Riders – 2.05

*odds may change anytime

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