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IPL 2022 – Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match 56 – Preview

The Mumbai Indians will face the Kolkata Knight Riders in a thrilling match at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Both teams haven’t had the best of starts to the season, and KKR is on the edge of joining MI as the only clubs that have given up on making the IPL 2022 playoffs. Despite a poor start, the Mumbai Indians have won their past two games and will undoubtedly seek to conclude the season on a good note.

The Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other side, started the campaign well, but have since gone on a losing streak, with six losses in the previous seven games. With only four wins in 11 games, KKR does not have much time to rethink its strategy and will need to deliver its A-game shortly. The combo of Aaron Finch and Baba Indrajith at the top isn’t working, so they’ll likely bring in Ajinkya Rahane and Sam Billings to provide steadiness.

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match 56 – Pitch Report

The Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai has been helpful to the batsmen, and despite some help from the pitch, the bowlers have found it difficult to defend on the wicket. With the results thus far, the captain who wins the toss is likely to bowl first again.

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match 56 – Tactics and Predicted Lineup

Mumbai Indians

Riley Meredith could be employed to throw bouncers at the KKR batsmen. Even though Andre Russell is having one of his best seasons in IPL history, he has rarely had the upper hand over Jasprit Bumrah in the death overs fight. Bumrah dismissed the hard-hitting West Indian three times in 49 deliveries, surrendering only 134.69 runs per over.

Predicted Lineup – Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya/Basil Thampi, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith

Kolkata Knight Riders

Even though Rohit Sharma has a long history of success against KKR, Sunil Narine has got his number, dismissing him nine times in 170 balls and allowing runs at a pace of 107.65. Tim Southee has also had some success against the MI captain.

Predicted Lineup – Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer/Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson/Baba Indrajith (wk), Andre Russell, Aman Khan/Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav/Harshit Rana, Shivam Mavi

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match 56 – Trivia

With the exception of the first game, KKR starters have not survived the powerplay. In fact, they are the only team this season without a half-century stand for the first wicket.

Tilak Varma leads the Mumbai Indians in runs scored this season with 328. Only Abhishek Sharma has scored more runs this season among uncapped players.

In a season where things have gone from bad to worse, KKR seamers have improved marginally in death bowling, lowering their average from 19.8 to 7.7 and economy rate from 13.94 to 10.56 in the final five games compared to the first six.