Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders face each other in match number 56 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders face each other in match number 56 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Monday. MI have claimed 2 wins and 8 losses from 10 games. KKR have won four and lost 7. In fact, KKR have suffered 6 losses in the last seven games.

Analysis of MI

This season has been woeful for MI, and they need to play the remaining four games based on pride. MI did an able job versus RR and secured a maiden win before overcoming GT. 2 wins from 2 should give them confidence. MI will hope openers Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma score runs. Dewald Btrevis may come in for Kieron Pollard. Tim David has done well and is scoring useful runs as a finisher.

Bowling-wise, MI have fallen short. Jasprit Bumrah needs to improve. He is averaging over 50. MI need to offer more substance and stick to the basics. They will hopefully repeat a similar show as shown versus RR and Gujarat. Alt eyes will be on Daniel Sams and Murugan Ashwin.

Analysis of KKR

The Shreyas Iyer-led KKR bounced back from 5 straight defeats, downing RR. However, another massive loss followed against LSG. Issues are on offer at the top for KKR. In every game, openers have failed as a pair. KKR have to decide upon Aaron Finch. It will be crucial for KKR to tweak things a bit. Bringing in Sam Billings or Mohammad Nabi can be pondered upon. Players like Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rinku Singh will hope to handle the scoring. Also, Baba Indrajith is not a T20 player and should be dropped.

Bowling-wise, KKR will want Umesh Yadav back as he missed versus LSG due to an injury. He has bowled well. Sunil Narine is their main man with the ball. He will look to be influential. KKR could continue with Tim Southee over Pat Cummins. Shivam Mavi and Anukul Roy are expected to get game time.

Head-to-head record

Out of 30 meetings, MI have tasted success on 22 occasions. KKR have claimed 8 wins. KKR beat MI earlier this season.

What is the expected playing XI of both sides?

MI predicted playing XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard/Dewald Brevis, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith.

KKR predicted playing XI: Sam Billings, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, S Mavi

Which team is the predicted winner?

There is no doubt that MIt are the favourites here and can overcome KKR. MI have confidence riding now, and KKR are in a mess with the bat. 

Key details about the pitch, timing, and TV listing

The DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai will host this encounter. The venue averages a first-innings total of close to 160. The side chasing has triumphed in three of the last five fixtures. Among bowlers, pacers have ideal numbers in this duration.

The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. Viewers can stream the same on the Disney+ Hotstar app (paid subscription). The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.

The major batting stats on offer

Shreyas Iyer has 2,705 IPL runs and can surpass Virender Sehwag (2,727). Iyer has smashed 96 sixes and can hammer a mark of 100. Suryakumar has scored 2,644 runs at 30.04. Russell needs 28 runs to complete 2,000 IPL runs.

The major bowling stats on offer

Umesh has 15 scalps in IPL 2022 and 134 overall. Narine has an economy rate of 5.22 in IPL 2022. Overall, he has 151 scalps (ER 6.62). Murugan has 8 scalps in IPL 2022. He has the most wickets for MI in IPL 2022.

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 1)

Batsmen: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana, Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer

All-rounders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell

Bowlers: Daniel Sams, Riley Meredith, Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 2)

Batsmen: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer

All-rounders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell

Bowlers: Daniel Sams, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin

Dream11 Fantasy XI: Captain and vice-captain choices

Tilak Varma: A promising young gun, Varma has made himself look solid with the bat. He is the top scorer for MI (328 runs). He has a bright future ahead and can enjoy a lot of success for MI.

Shreyas Iyer: KKR skipper Iyer has done well, scoring over 300 runs. He has done an able job and has a crucial job on offer. His runs are immense for KKR.

Dream11 fantasy: Vice-captain choices

Andre Russell: 12 scalps and close to 300 runs in IPL 2022 makes Russell a favorite performer. He is a sheer class act and can bail his side out.

Suryakumar Yadav: The second-best scorer for MI, SKY is one of the star names. He has a sheer level of consistency riding on him. He can do well for MI and make sure his output can be of massive help.

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