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Sunday’s day-night IPL game brings Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders together. Mumbai Indians are favourites to get the win with odds of 8/11 (1.73) to win. Kolkata Knight Riders are 11/10 (2.10) to get the victory.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 22
- April 16, 2023 – 11:00 GMT
- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
- 1 Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
- 2 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Match Predictions
- 3 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview
- 4 How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
The Wankhede Stadium often produces a pitch which gives some assistance to all types of bowlers and to the batters. It may take a while for players to get in with the bat but we still expect a par score of 180-185.
It will be a very warm afternoon and early evening in Mumbai with no danger of rain interrupting proceedings. The temperature will be in the mid-high 30s across the game.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Match Predictions
There are only two points between the sides although Kolkata Knight Riders are four places above Mumbai Indians in the table. However, we think that Mumbai Indians will take a huge amount of confidence from their last game and we are backing them to make it two wins in a row with a victory in this clash.
Kolkata Knight Riders to hit most sixes
Jason Behrendorff to be Mumbai Indians' Top Bowler
We expect to see plenty of sixes from both teams in this game. Mumbai Indians have some serious power-hitters in Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Tim David but we are backing Kolkata Knight Riders to produce the most sixes. Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh have been two of the great entertainers in this tournament and with those two striking the ball cleanly, expect to see the ball in the crowd on many occasions.
Our prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to hit most sixes in the match at 5/6 (1.83).
With Jofra Archer unavailable through injury over the last two games, Jason Behrendorff has stood up to be the leader of the bowling attack for Mumbai Indians. He took 1-24 in the last game at the Wankhede Stadium and then went on to take 3-23 against Delhi Capitals. He is a fine T20 bowler who will get assistance from this pitch and we are backing him to be Mumbai Indians’ top wicket taker in this game.
Our prediction: Jason Behrendorff to be Mumbai Indians’ highest wicket-taker at 10/3 (4.33).
Man of the Match
Ahead of their first win of the campaign against Delhi Capitals, Rohit Sharma called on the big-name players at Mumbai Indians to stand up and be counted. He certainly heard his own advice and took the Player of the Match Award after hitting 65 runs from 45 balls at the top of the order! With Mumbai’s bowling attack not as strong with Archer and Jasprit Bumrah out, there is more emphasis on top order runs. We predict that Rohit Sharma will deliver and be the top performer in the match.
Our prediction: Rohit Sharma to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00).
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders have beaten Mumbai Indians in their last three games but are way behind on the overall head to head 22-9.
After finally getting their first win of the season in the clash with Delhi Capitals, we are not anticpating any changes for Mumbai Indians ahead of this game. Suryakumar Yadav’s returns have been very poor but he is still striking the ball out of the middle and his place is not under threat.
Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma. Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Cameron Green, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Piyush Chawla
Kolkata Knight Riders
There could well be a change in the bowling line-up for Kolkata Knight Riders with New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson particularly expensive in recent games without picking up wickets. We expect spinner Suyash Sharma to come into the XI for this match.
Predicted XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Narayan Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakravarthy
How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
This looks set to be yet another epic game in the 2023 IPL. You can watch all the action on the Sky Sports Channel or via the Sky Go App if you are on the move.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- Sky Go (Streaming)
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