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IPL 2022 – The BEST Mumbai Indians Playing XI to face the Kolkata Knight Riders

Despite a dismal IPL season for the five-time champion Mumbai Indians (MI), its fans can rejoice as they have scored two consecutive victories. They have two wins in ten appearances and are ranked bottom in the points table. In the most recent league encounter, they defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) by five runs in thrilling fashion.

MI won thanks to a strong start by the openers and a flawless finish in the final over. They will play the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their next league match at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. After a convincing victory, they are anticipated to play with the same lineup and want to maintain their momentum.

Keeping this in mind, let’s talk about the BEST Mumbai Indians Playing XI to face the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan continue to open the innings

 

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In this edition, one of the most solid starting combinations with a great track record has been a huge issue for the team. On most occasions, one of them has died early, denying Mumbai a great start in the powerplay overs. They were, however, fantastic in their previous appearance, scoring 74 runs.

Rohit has only scored 198 runs in ten innings, with a strike rate of 128.57. He hammered 43 off 28 balls in his last game, his finest performance of the season so far.

Kishan, the wicket-keeper, began on a high, then fell to lows before gradually reverting to his natural form. The southpaw scored 45 points on 29 balls in his last appearance and will seek to maintain that form. He has scored 270 runs with a strike rate of 117.88.

 

Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, and Tilak Varma solidify the middle order

 

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The middle-order has helped the club recover from a shaky start and has established a solid foundation for the finishers. Suryakumar Yadav, the most experienced of the three, joined the team camp late but has hit 303 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 145.67. He will undoubtedly play an important role in forming alliances with other players and guiding the squad to a high score on the board.

Tilak Varma, a rookie, has emerged as the team’s best run-scorer, with 328 runs in 10 innings at an average of 41. He has been upbeat in his attitude and has served as a glue that has held the batting team together. He scored 21 points on 16 balls in his last game.

Tim David, the explosive batter, finally got his chance and has done fairly well in terms of finishing ability. He has 78 runs scored in four innings with a strike rate of 187.80. He scored a remarkable 44 off just 21 balls in his last appearance.

 

Kieron Pollard and Daniel Sams offer all-rounder support

 

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For the Mumbai Indians, players in this group have a lot of T20 experience, but they haven’t done well enough to put their skills to use. Kieron Pollard, the Caribbean batter, has seemed out of sorts throughout the competition and has been unable to deliver a flourish in the last overs.

Pollard has 129 runs at an average of 14.33 and four wickets in 10 games. In the previous game, he contributed 4 runs off 14 balls, gave up 13 runs in two overs, and took one wicket.

Daniel Sams, an Australian all-rounder, has improved his performance with the ball since making a comeback in the second half of the tournament. In his most recent appearance, he gave up 18 runs in three overs, including a superb last over in which he conceded only three runs to assist the team to secure a narrow victory.

 

Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Riley Meredith form the bowling attack

 

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Murugan Ashwin’s performances this season have been mediocre. He has eight wickets at an economy of 7.72 in seven games, but he took two vital wickets in the past game, giving away 29 runs in four overs, and will be in good stead.

Kumar Kartikeya had an uneventful day at the job in the last encounter after excelling in his debut with stats of 0/29 from three overs. However, he is anticipated to keep his spot in the starting XI.

Then there’s Jasprit Bumrah, who hasn’t taken enough wickets this season. He has only five wickets from ten matches. In his previous outing, the seasoned pacer had figures of 0/48 off four overs. Riley Meredith, another pacer, has five wickets in four appearances. His most recent stats were 0/32, and he would like to improve his form.