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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Match 60 of the 2024 Indian Premier League sees Kolkata Knight Riders meet Mumbai Indians on Saturday evening at Eden Gardens. KKR are top of the table with eight wins from 11 fixtures whereas Mumbai Indians are four points off the top four with two games remaining. Read on as we preview this clash. The game begins at 19:30 local time in Kolkata on May 11th.

KKR have been in excellent form all tournament but seem to have gone up another level across recent games. Their success has been built upon their attacking and consistent opening pair of Phil Salt and Sunil Narine who we expect to take the attack to Mumbai again in this match.

After a run of defeats, Mumbai Indians finally got back to winning ways with an impressive victory over a very strong Sunrisers Hyderabad side on Monday. They take on another very good outfit in this game and will need to be at their best to have any chance of success.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, KKR vs MI match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: KKR vs MI fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cimema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

KKR vs MI Match Toss Prediction

Almost 60% of IPL matches at Eden Gardens have been won by the team fielding first. Therefore, we predict that both skippers will go out to the toss looking to bowl if they call correctly.

KKR vs MI Pitch Report

This continues to be one of the best batting surfaces in this year’s IPL and a par score is likely to be around 220-230 in this match. There will be plenty of pace in the wicket and accurate pace off options may well be the best approach to keep the runs down.

Kolkata Weather Report

Wet weather is forecast across Saturday in Kolkata although it is scheduled to improve in the evening. We can expect very humid conditions with the temperature in the high twenties.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League 2024

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

There were no changes for KKR ahead of their big win against Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday and we expect to see Shreyas Iyer announce the same XI for this match. No new injuries have been reported and Iyer will be keen to keep the winning momentum within his group.

KKR Key Players

  • Sunil Narine – Ahead of Thursday’s fixture, only four players had hit more runs than the West Indian in this IPL and the all-rounder has also been exceptional with the ball.
  • Phil Salt – The England international keeper-batter has hit four half-centuries so far in this campaign and he will be determined to bring up a fifth in this match.
  • Varun Chakravarthy – The spinner has a very calm demeanour and matched with his slow bowling skills makes for a dangerous competitor. He has a strike–rate of 15.00 in this IPL.
  • Mitchell Starc – The Australian left-arm pace bowler took a wicket at the end of his first over against Lucknow and has seven wickets from his last four games.

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Srikar Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Vaibhav Arora

The hard-hitting number three batter Angkrish Raghuvanshi was the batter to make way during the fielding innings last time with Vaibhav Arora coming in. However, the spin option of Anukul Roy could well be a better one at Eden Gardens.

KKR Team Form

Kolkata Knight Riders come into this match targeting a fourth successive win in the tournament.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer (c). Ramandeep Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy

MI Team News & Playing 11

MI Team News

With captain Hardik Pandya admitting that he did not think a place in the top four is achievable, Mumbai Indians gave a debut to Anshul Khamboj in place of Gerald Coetzee at the Wankhede. And now they have ended their losing run, we anticipate they will stick with the same XI.

MI Key Players

  • Suryakumar Yadav – The right-handed entertaining batter is expected to be one of the stars of this year’s T20 World Cup and he is in strong form averaging 41.75 in this tournament.
  • Tilak Varma – The left-hander is the only Mumbai player to have scored over 380 runs so far in the competition but he continues to be criticised for his comparatively slow IPL 2024 strike-rate of 147.12.
  • Jasprit Bumrah – The all-format Indian star has been both economical and wicket-taking in this IPL edition. He comes into this match after dismissing the dangerous Abhishek Sharma in the last game.
  • Piyush Chawla – The vastly experienced spinner has had an up and down tournament but was back on form against Sunrisers picking up 3/33.

MI Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Nehal Wadhera, Shams Mulani, Shivalik Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Romario Shepherd

No impact player was used in Mumbai’s last match but we would expect spinner Shams Mulani to be an option in this match. Although if they need an additional pace option as well as some late hitting, Romario Shepherd will come into the equation.

MI Team Form

Mumbai Indians had lost four in a row before their surprise win over Sunrisers Hyderabad last time out.

MI Predicted Playing 11

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Anshul Kamboj, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Nuwan Thushara

KKR vs MI Head to Head

Mumbai Indians lead the overall head to head 23-10 but it is KKR who have won four of the last five. When the sides met earlier this month, KKR came out on top by 24 runs.

KKR vs MI Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played KKR Won MI Won Tie NR
Overall 33 10 23 0 0
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

KKR vs MI Betting Odds

The bookmakers are predicting a close contest ahead of this game. KKR are the slight favourites at 1.85 with Mumbai Indians the narrow outsiders at 1.95.

Who will win Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians T20 Match?

Mumbai Indians certainly have a team packed with international stars but it is KKR who have the players who have consistently performed this campaign. As a result, we have KKR as the top team.

🏆 KKR vs MI Prediction

The win for Mumbai Indians over Sunrisers Hyderabad was the type of performance that cricket experts had been expecting to see on a regular basis in this campaign but for whatever reason it has not been so. The question now is can Mumbai do the same against KKR at their home of Eden Gardens? We are predicting a close contest but are backing the batting power of KKR to be too strong and for the hosts to win this game on Saturday evening.

Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Mumbai Indians

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