Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians when they met for the first time this season.
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Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are going to play the 56th match of IPL 2022 on Monday. MI have won 2 out of 10 matches and are still in the last position in the points table. They managed to defeat the mighty Gujarat Titans in the last game by 5 runs after scoring 177 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. They would be hoping for a similar performance in this game against the last year’s runner-up team.
Kolkata Knight Riders have lost track and are on brink of elimination. They suffered a loss against Lucknow Super Giants in the last game by a huge margin of 75 runs. LSG’s bowlers had a great night as they managed to bundle up the KKR batting unit for just 101 runs. They are sitting in the number 8th position in the points table currently.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 56
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: 9th May at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
MI vs KKR, Match 56 Pitch Report:
The pitch is likely to offer a lot of support to the batters and we might witness a high-scoring encounter. The team winning the toss might look to bowl.
MI vs KKR, Match 56 Probable Playing XIs:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Harshit Rana/Umesh Yadav.
Top Picks for MI vs KKR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shreyas Iyer: He had a rare failure this season in the last game as he was dismissed for just 6 runs against LSG. It was his first single-digit score for KKR. Iyer is the current leading run-scorer for the team with 330 runs in 11 matches at an average of 33.
Tim David: He won the Player of the Match award in the last game as he hammered 44 runs off just 21 deliveries. Tim showed why he is rated as one of the best in franchise cricket over the world. Expect him to play a key role in this game as well.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Andre Russell: He was the top performer for KKR in the last game with both the bat and the ball. He picked 2 wickets for 22 runs in 3 overs. With the bat, Russell made 45 runs off 19 deliveries before getting dismissed in the 13th over.
Daniel Sams: He didn’t pick a wicket in the last game, however, his last over was the reason MI could cross the line. He gave away just 3 runs in the final over and helped MI win the match by 5 runs.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Tim Southee: In 6 matches, Tim Southee has picked 11 wickets at an average of 16.81, an economy of 7.7, and a strike rate of 13. He is likely to play a key role with the ball for KKR in this game as well.
Murugan Ashwin: He was the top performer for MI in the last game with the ball. He picked 2 important wickets of Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill, who added 106 runs for the first wicket for GT. Ashwin gave away just 29 runs in 4 overs.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Ishan Kishan: He was back to his original form in the last game as he scored 45 runs off 29 deliveries and added 74 runs for the first wicket with Rohit Sharma. You can back him up for another good performance in this game.
MI vs KKR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Andre Russell||272 runs & 12 Wickets|
|Umesh Yadav||15 Wickets|
|Tilak Vrama||330 runs|
|Suryakumar Yadav||303 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Tim David (vc), Tilak Varma, Andre Russell, Daniel Sams, Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin, Shivam Mavi, Riley Meredith.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer (c), Tim David, Tilak Varma, Andre Russell (vc), Daniel Sams, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Riley Meredith.
MI vs KKR Risky Captaincy Choices:
Tilak Varma: He is the highest run-scorer for MI this season. He has been dismissed for a single-digit score only once. In the last game, he made 21 runs off 16 deliveries.
Riley Meredith: He gave away 32 runs in 4 overs in the last game and failed to pick a wicket. Hence, he might be a risky choice to be the captain of your fantasy team in this game.
Player you should avoid:
Baba Indrajith: He has played 3 matches for KKR this season and has not been able to do well for the team. You can avoid him in your fantasy team in this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.