Many teams’ expectations for the upcoming IPL 2022 season have been dashed. There isn’t a single win for Chennai Super Kings or Mumbai Indians in the IPL’s history, two of the most successful franchises ever. Early indications suggest that many teams are still struggling to find their ideal balance, and it may take some time for teams to get into a winning rhythm.
The Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Mumbai Indians in the next game. There have been two wins for KKR and two losses for MI in the three matches they have played so far. Nearly identical odds are being offered by IPL betting sites for this match to be won by either team. What’s the best place to put your hard-earned cash?
KKR vs MI IPL 2022 match prediction and betting tips. Date: 6th of April, 2022. Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
KKR vs MI Team Previews
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR has had a great start to the IPL 2022 season, and one of their star players has been a bit of a surprise. Umesh Yadav has consistently taken wickets in the powerplay with movement and bounce. KKR fans may be wary going into this match because we’ve seen him falter in the past after a strong start.
Although the rest of their bowling appears to be unreliable, having Umesh Yadav in top form is a huge plus. Costs can run the gamut from Tim Southey to Shivam Mavi to Andre Russell. In addition, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy will be more effective when the pitching slows down.
We’re a little leery of betting on this Mumbai Indians bowling attack.
Sunil Narine is a potential danger man in the bowling attack. In terms of Rohit Sharma, he has a great record and is difficult for power-hitters to pick.
This season, KKR’s batting strategy has been very successful. The modern T20 game demands that teams continue to attack even when they lose wickets.
Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer have yet to make an impact, while Shreyas Iyer has shown flashes of brilliance and Nitish Rana has been a disappointment. However, the middle innings have seen Sam Billings and Andre Russell shine.
KKR’s Top Batsman Shreyas Iyer or Sam Billings would be a reasonable wager for us.
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11
Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sunil Narine, Mohammad Nabi, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sam Billings (wk), Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav.
It’s not unusual for a team like MI to lose their first two matches in the Indian Premier League. However, after three straight defeats, MI will take a break to retaliate. When it faced Delhi Capitals and the Rajasthan Royals, it appeared to be on the verge of victory.
We believe that a match in which all of its parts come together is imminent.
Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, and Tim David round out a formidable batting line-up that also includes Rohit Sharma. However, Surya Kumar Yadav is still out, and it’s still possible that he’ll be available for this game. In the event that he isn’t available, the team believes it has everything it needs to prevail.
Pollard, David, and even Sams will be under pressure. These are MI’s current overseas batsmen and all-rounders. While Sams and David have not been able to replicate the success they have had in other leagues in the Indian Premier League, Pollard has been a shadow of his former self for some time.
Dewald Brevis and Jaidev Unadkat are two of the players who could get a chance to play.
For the time being, we’re not ready to write off the Mumbai Indians’ batting lineup.
Jasprit Bumrah and Tymal Mills, who have each taken three wickets this season, will lead the bowling attack. Even though they’re both bowling well, Daniel Sams and Murugan Ashwin aren’t getting much credit for it. Basil Thampiu’s future in the team will be intriguing to watch.
Before this match, he had one over for 26 runs.
Mumbai Indians Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.
KKR VS MI TOSS PREDICTION
Bowling will likely begin with the team that has the better of the coin toss. However, this game will be played in Pune, where the team that bats first has won both previous matches. There doesn’t appear to be a problem with dew in this area.
To find out how we generate our toss predictions, check out our guide on how to make a good bet on the toss.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
So far, the batting conditions in Pune have been excellent. Even though this is traditionally a surface favoured by spinners, we can hold out hope for a favourable batting surface this early in the tournament. Despite the dew, teams have struggled to keep up with their opponents’ totals.
The likelihood of a surface with a 170 average is high.
KKR VS MI DREAM11 PREDICTION
IPL 2022: KKR vs MI Dream11 Team and Predictions
KKR VS MI PLAYING 11
- I Kishan
- R Sharma (vc)
- S Iyer
- A Rahane
- T Varma
- S Narine
- A Russell
- U Yadav
- J Bumrah
- P Cummins
- T Southee
You can learn more about making Dream11 predictions and how to play the game in general in our comprehensive guide to Dream11.
KKR vs MI Betting Tips
The Mumbai Indians are our pick to win the series. Despite their 0-2 start, the quality of their team is undeniable. We think they’ve been playing well, but something has gotten in the way of them winning. Suryakumar Yadav’s return to the lineup could provide the spark they need.
The Mumbai Indians are the team to back for the win.