Five-time champions Mumbai Indians will host two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the 22nd game of the ongoing 16th edition of the Indian Premier League on April 16, at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. While Mumbai will be coming off a victory from their previous encounter, Kolkata will be eyeing for a win after having suffered a loss in their most recent game.
Mumbai’s batting unit looks a little weak, as Ishan Kishan is still finding his rhythm, and Suryakumar Yadav has not managed to get going in the tournament so far. On the other hand, Kolkata’s batters have been on fire since the past couple of games, but it the bowling unit that has to work hard as the bowlers conceded 200+ runs in both their previous matches.
MI vs KKR Match Details
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 23, IPL 2023
Venue: Wankhede Stadium
Date & Time: Sunday, April 16, 3:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
MI vs KKR Pitch Report
The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium assists the slow bowlers more than the batters. Scoring big total on this surface is a task, but chasing seems easy, based on previous games that have been played here.
MI vs KKR Probable Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians (MI):
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy
MI vs KKR Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Nitish Rana: The KKR skipper is in tremendous form, and has been among the runs since the past few games. If KKR chase in the game, his knock will be something to watch out for in the contest as the captain will aim to lead from the front, again.
Probable best bowler
Varun Chakravarthy: The spinner has proved to be a crucial part of the KKR setup. In the earlier games, he has shown his worth and stood up to the tag of the ‘mystery spinner’ and has been in good form of late.