MI vs KKR IPL Prediction 16 Apr 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Date: 2023-04-16
- Start Time: 15:30
- Location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
In the 22nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Mumbai Indians will host Kolkata Knight Riders tomorrow on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
- Mumbai Indians are currently 9th in the points table with just a solitary win, while the Kolkata Knight Riders are 4th with two wins from four games.
- Mumbai picked up their maiden win of the season in their last game against the Delhi Capitals and the Knight Riders lost their game against the Sunrisers.
- KKR have had the upper hand over the Mumbai Indians of late, winning both games last season.
MI vs KKR – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: April 16th 2023
Time: 15:30 (local)
MI vs KKR – IPL – Team Previews
In their previous encounter against Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians emerged victorious after two consecutive losses. They elected to bowl and won a nail-biter that went down to the wire. Skipper Rohit Sharma played a brilliant innings, scoring a half-century, while Cameron Green and Tim David finished off the game.
Mumbai’s batting lineup seems to be in good form, but they still face issues with their bowling, lacking an experienced fast bowler. In their upcoming match against KKR at the Wankhede, they will rely on their strong batting lineup to perform well.
However, they may have to do without Jofra Archer, who has been sidelined due to elbow trouble. Australian quicks Behrendorff and Riley Meredith will have to step up in the fast-bowling department, while Piyush Chawla is expected to maintain his good form from the previous game where he took 3/22.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR has had a mixed season so far, currently sitting in fourth place with four points. Although they managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against Gujarat Titans in their previous match, they couldn’t hold on against Sunrisers Hyderabad, despite the heroic efforts of Rinku Singh, who scored big once again.
Nitish Rana and Venky Iyer have been consistently contributing to KKR’s batting lineup, which is a positive sign for the team’s future prospects in the tournament. However, KKR’s bowling attack failed to put pressure on SRH’s batters, conceding 228 runs in 20 overs, with only Andre Russell managing to take three wickets before getting injured and leaving the field.
The injury to Russell will be a major concern for KKR going forward. The overseas fast bowler slot is proving to be a huge problem for them, with neither Tim Southee nor Lockie Ferguson impressing. They have banked heavily on their spin troika of Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Suyash Sharma, who have been doing an excellent job.
MI vs KKR – IPL – Predicted Playing XI’s
Mumbai Indians: R Sharma (Cap), IS Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Cam Green, Nehal Wadhera, H Shokeen, Arshad Khan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, R Meredith
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (Cap), Rinku Singh, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, S Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, V Chakravarthy
MI vs KKR – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
With the game being in the afternoon, the pitch is expected to behave differently than in the previous game held here, with both batsmen and bowlers likely to get equal assistance. With the average first innings score in the last five games being 165 runs, there will be a good contest between bat and ball.
MI vs KKR – IPL – Win Prediction
Mumbai have picked up their first win and have momentum on their side. We expect a win for Rohit Sharma’s side at home.