Recently, in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, several teams have been experiencing losses in their home matches. In the MI vs KKR Prediction, Mumbai Indians (MI) are looking forward to correcting this trend as they prepare to face the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
On Sunday, April 16, the Wankhede Stadium will be the venue for the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) match. Rohit Sharma and his team recently secured a close win against the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL 2023, and they will be hostinsg the KKR in their next game.
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So far in the tournament, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have won two out of four matches and have been quite unpredictable. One of their victories was due to a Rinku Singh heist, while the other was a result of a collective effort at home against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
In contrast, the Mumbai Indians (MI) have only played three matches, which is the lowest among all ten teams. They have accumulated two points from those games and currently have the second-worst net run rate in the competition. Additionally, the five-time champions have lost their only home game of the season to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
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Mumbai can find solace in the fact that Kolkata has a poor track record at the Wankhede Stadium. However, it’s worth noting that the two-time champions have emerged victorious in their last three league matches against Mumbai. What’s more impressive is that they won by significant margins – seven wickets with almost five overs remaining, five wickets with four overs remaining, and 52 runs, respectively.
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MI vs KKR Prediction in IPL 2023: Struggling pace attacks brace for Wankhede test
The pace attacks of both teams have been lackluster in the ongoing IPL 2023 season. Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, and Shardul Thakur have failed to make a significant impact, and the likes of Jason Behrendorff, Mohammad Arshad Khan, and Cameron Green have also struggled to leave a mark.
MI is currently lacking genuine pace-bowling quality as Jofra Archer is still recuperating from his elbow injury. Nevertheless, the addition of Riley Meredith, who was brought in as a replacement for the injured Jhye Richardson, could pose a threat to KKR with his lightning-fast pace.
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In the meantime, MI’s batting lineup has been displaying signs of progress. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan have shown slight improvements compared to their earlier performances in the season. The skipper, Rohit Sharma, even earned the Player of the Match award in the team’s previous game.
Some of the important players from the Kolkata team might not have fully recovered from their last game, which was played less than 48 hours ago. Andre Russell experienced cramps after his first bowling performance of the season and may not be in his best physical condition.
Mumbai Indians (MI) had a long break which allowed them to refine their strategies, making them the favorites for the upcoming match. Although Suryakumar Yadav has struggled in the previous games, he might perform better against his former team, which relies heavily on spin.
Although the Knight Riders have demonstrated their ability to cause an upset, the home team has a slight advantage. Based on current form and past performances, my MI vs KKR prediction is that Mumbai Indians have a better chance of winning the match.
Prediction: MI to win Match 22 of IPL 2023.
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