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

Mumbai Indians will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 51st match of the IPL 2024. The game will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and will start at 7:30 PM IST on May 3.

Mumbai Indians find themselves in miserable situation. They have lost seven out of the 10 games and their chances of reaching the playoffs are in a mess. However, MI are not technically out of the race and could still reach the top 4 if they can win their remaining four games and reach 14 points. If there comes a situation where multiple teams are tied on 14 points, MI can go through if they have a better run rate than other teams.

Meanwhile, KKR are second on the points table with six wins in nine games. The team has played ruthless cricket throughout the season and has almost cemented a berth in playoffs. KKR need two wins in the remaining five games to qualify for the playoffs.

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, MI vs KKR 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: MI vs KKR fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema 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.

MI vs KKR Match Toss Prediction

Toss will be crucial as teams chasing have a great record at Wankhede Stadium. Even 200+ scores are not safe to defend.

MI vs KKR Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in a belter and one can expect big runs being scored here. There could be some dew as well which could make defending a score even tougher.

Mumbai Weather Report

The temperature will range between 33 and 27 degrees. The humidity will be 57 per cent and the wind speed will be 19 km/h.

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

MI Team News & Playing 11

MI Team News

Mumbai Indians have given plenty of chances to Mohammad Nabi but he hasn’t lived up to the expectations. He could be dropped from the team for the vital clash, with Romario Shepherd coming back in the playing XI.

MI Key Players

  • Suryakumar Yadav – Suryakumar Yadav has hit a couple of fifties in the season but he hasn’t been at his best so far. However, he has a great record at the Wankhede Stadium and a Surya special knock is very much a possibility on the batting paradise.
  • Tilak Varma – Tilak Varma has also looked in decent touch at times but failed to score big. However, he still has 343 runs to his name, including three fifties.
  • Jasprit Bumrah – Jasprit Bumrah has been outstanding for MI. He is the only player who can hold his head high despite the team’s bizarre outing in IPL 2024. Bumrah is the leading wicket-taker this season, with 14 wickets to his name.
  • Gerald Coetzee – Gerald Coetzee has also picked crucial wickets, even though he has been a tad expensive with an economy of over 10 runs per over. However, we can’t be too harsh on him considering that the season has been a nightmare for bowlers.

MI Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Nuwan Tushara, Naman Dhir, Shams Mulani, Kumar Kartikeya, Dewald Brevis

Nuwan Tushara should be used as an impact player as MI desperately need a good bowler to back Bumrah and Coetzee. However, If they are chasing, Dewald Brevis can be a great option.

MI Team Form

MI have been very ordinary this season as neither the batters nor bowlers have been able to make an impact. They have won just three out of the 10 games so far in IPL 2024.

MI Predicted Playing 11

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

KKR have performed well as a team and there don’t seem to be a situation where they need to change the combination. KKR would like to get those two wins as soon as possible and then aim for a top two finish. Expect KKR to go in with an unchanged XI.

KKR Key Players

  • Phil Salt – Phil Salt has been ruthless at the top. He scored 68 in 33 balls against the Delhi Capitals. Overall, he has scored 392 runs at an average of 49 and a strike rate of 180, with 22 sixes – Remarkable.
  • Sunil Narine –  Sunil Narine has also played a significant role in KKR’s juggernaut this season. Narine at the top has been unstoppable, scoring 372 runs, including two fifties and a century. He has also taken 11 wickets at an economy of 6.86.
  • Andre Russell – Andre Russell is another match winner in the KKR team. Russell hasn’t got much opportunities as the top order has done well, however, every time he came out to bat, he ensured he does not miss out on hammering the opposition. Russell has scored 179 runs in 6 innings he has batted in addition to the nine wickets he picked in the tournament.
  • Harshit Rana – Harshit Rana has been a great find for KKR. With 11 wickets in seven innings, he has enjoyed a stunning season for KKR.

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Angkrish Raghuwanshi, Suyash Sharma, Manish Pandey, Ankul Roy

Angkrish Raghuvanshi has been used as an impact player by KKR throughout the season and he should be the first choice impact player for KKR, especially given the fact that the team has multiple all-round options who can chip in if the team needs an extra bowler.

KKR Team Form

KKR have been outstanding. They have been ruthless and very tough to beat. They have six wins in nine matches so far.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Philip Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh , Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

MI vs KKR Head to Head

MI have a clear lead over KKR in IPL history, however, KKR have won three out of the last five games.

MI vs KKR Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played MI Won KKR Won Tie NR
Overall 32 23 9 0 0
Last 5 4 2 2 0 0

MI vs KKR Betting Odds

KKR are being deemed as favourites for the upcoming clash. The team has played terrific cricket and given the form they are in, MI might not be strong enough to stop their juggernaut

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

We suggest backing KKR to win. MI’s bowling looks weak. Barring Bumrah and a bit of Coetzee, the balance of the bowling attack looks off. Given the kind of batters KKR have, MI might not be able to contain them to a low score.

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