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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 14, KKR vs MI

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 14, KKR vs MI. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (KKR vs MI) match in IPL 2022 will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on April 06, 2022 (Wednesday). The game is scheduled to begin at 07:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time). Toss will be held at 07:00 pm.

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Kolkata Knight Riders sit in second place on the IPL 2022 points table, with two wins under their belt from three games. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are yet to open their winning account and have faced two back-to-back defeats. And as a result of it, Mumbai Indians are in the eighth spot just above Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

While Kolkata Knight Riders will feature in their fourth game of the season, MI will take the field for the third time in IPL 2022. This will be the 30th meeting between these two teams. The head-to-head is impressively in favor of MI with 22 wins while Kolkata Knight Riders have won just seven. In the last five encounters between these two teams, MI have won four games.

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Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (Image Credit: IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 14, KKR vs MI

Kolkata Knight Riders- Team News- Pat Cummins Available

Pat Cummins is out of quarantine and will be featuring in this game. With Pat Cummins available, he will be replacing either Tim Southee or Sam Billings in the eleven.

With KKR’s batting struggling, Sam Billings might get a nod ahead of Tim Southee and he may keep his place, with the latter making way for Pat Cummins. If Sam Billings sits out for Pat Cummins, keeper Sheldon Jackson will replace pacer Shivam Mavi in the eleven.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pat Cummins returned to Australia after the three-match Test series in Pakistan and is expected to be available for Kolkata Knight Riders’ next fixture against Mumbai Indians. He may come into the side in place of pacer Tim Southee who has himself bowled quite well in the competition till now.

Mumbai Indians- Team News- Suryakumar Yadav May Not Play Again

Mumbai Indians though are not as fortunate as they are most likely to be without middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav in this fixture. There were news reports earlier that Suryakumar Yadav had recovered completely after having sustained a hairline fracture on his thumb during the T20I series against West Indies in February.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

However, captain Rohit Sharma has now said that Mumbai wants to give Suryakumar Yadav some time and doesn’t want to rush him given that finger injuries can be quite tricky. Going by the same, he is not expected to join the Mumbai XI for the next couple of matches and the likes of Tilak Varma and Anmolpreet Singh will have to up their game for Mumbai to score big runs consistently.

MI have so far looked like anything but IPL’s five-time champions, losing both their opening games – first against Delhi Capitals by four wickets and then against a resurgent Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs.

For Mumbai Indians, pacer Basil Thampi and spinner Murugan Ashwin have proved to be weak links as they yielded 73 runs in 3 overs during RR’s innings and the duo will need to produce a better show on Wednesday. In fact, Australian seamer Daniel Sams too went for runs and remained wicketless in the last two matches. Fabien Allen and Jaydev Unadkat may get a game.

Predicted Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders – Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy

Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Fabien Allen, Basil Thampi, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat

 

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