Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians when they first met this season.
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders play 56th match of IPL 2022 on Monday. MI has won 2 out of 10 matches and is still in last position in the points table. They managed to beat the mighty Gujarat Titans in the final game by 5 runs after scoring 177 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. They would hope for a similar performance in this match against last year’s second team.
Kolkata Knight Riders have lost their way and are about to be eliminated. They suffered a loss to Lucknow Super Giants in the last game by a huge margin of 75 runs. The LSG bowlers had a great night as they bundled the KKR batting unit for just 101 runs. They are currently in the number 8th position in the points table.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 56
Event location: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date Time: The 9th of May at 7:30 P.M IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
MI vs KKR, Match 56 Pitch Report:
The field will likely provide a lot of support for the batters and we could witness a high scoring encounter. The team that wins the toss may be looking at bowling.
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MI vs KKR, match 56 Likely playing XIs:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy
Top Picks For MI vs KKR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – fogged
He had a rare failure this season in the last game as he was sacked for just 6 runs against LSG. It was his first single-digit score for KKR. Iyer is the team’s current top scorer with 330 runs in 11 games at an average of 33.
He won the Player of the Match award in the final game when he hit 44 runs from just 21 deliveries. Tim showed why he is rated as one of the best in franchise cricket around the world. Expect him to play a key role in this game as well.
Top Picks – Allrounders
He was the top performer for KKR in the last game with both the bat and the ball. He took 2 wickets for 22 runs in 3 overs. With the bat, Russell made 45 runs on 19 deliveries before being fired in the 13th over.
He didn’t pick a wicket in the last game, but his last over was the reason MI was able to cross the line. He gave away just 3 runs in the final and helped MI win the match by 5 runs.
Top Picks – bowlers
In 6 matches, Tim Southee has picked 11 wickets with an average of 16.81, economy of 7.7 and strike rate of 13. He will also likely play a key role with the ball for KKR in this game.
He was the top performer for MI in the last game with the ball. He picked 2 key wickets from Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill, who added 106 runs to the first wicket for GT. Ashwin gave up just 29 runs in 4 overs.
Top Picks – wicket keeper
He was back to his original form in the final match as he scored 45 runs from 29 deliveries and added 74 runs for the first wicket with Rohit Sharma. You can support him for another good performance in this game.
MI vs KKR Must-Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Featured Play 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, Pat Cummins, Riley Meredith
Featured Play XI No.2 for MI vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer (c)Tim David, Tilak Varma, Andre Russell (VC)Daniel Sams, Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin, Varun Chakaravarthy, Riley Meredith
MI vs KKR Risky Captaincy Picks:
He is the highest run-scorer for MI this season. He has only been fired once for a single-digit score. In the last game he scored 21 runs from 16 deliveries.
He gave up 32 runs in 4 overs in the final game and failed to pick a wicket. Therefore, he might be a risky choice to be the captain of your fantasy team in this game.
Player to avoid:
He has played 3 games for KKR this season and has not been able to do well for the team. You can avoid him in this match in your fantasy team.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When selecting your team, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.