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Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Prediction and Betting Tips

Match Prediction and Analysis

The most successful franchise of IPL with 4 IPL trophies, Mumbai Indians are going to take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 32nd game of the current edition for the second time. On September 23rd, they played against each other in their first head to head game of IPL 2020. Where Mumbai Indians smashed KKR with its bowling, batting, and fielding and won the 5th T20 of this season by 49 runs.

Both teams have already met each other for the 26th times in the history of IPL and here, MI is clearly dominating by winning 20 games. KKR will be under great pressure in this fight against MI due to their last humiliating defeat by RCB and they also lost from MI initially in their first game of the tournament. A little pressure will also be on MI as DC has snatched the first spot on the IPL 2020 standings after winning their 8th game yesterday.

As per stats say and as per my calculations, KKR is nowhere near to win against MI as MI is having a wonderful season once again and KKR is still struggling in finding the best combination from openers to middle-order batsmen.

Teams Preview

Mumbai Indians has set a wonderful combination from their opening attackers to lower order. The team is an assortment of big names like Rohit Sharma, The Captain, and Quinton de Kock, wicketkeeper-batsman, as its opening pair, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya to support in the middle order and finally they have two world-class bowlers, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah, in their fast bowling attack. Suryakumar Yadav and James Pattinson are also proving them a good player. Fifth most expensive player of IPL, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and world-class top-order batsman Chris Lynn is still looking for their first game in IPL 2020.

KKR squad also consists of some big foreigner players, no less in numbers than other teams, like Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, and Andre Russell. Even then KKR is still struggling for the right playing 11 combinations in IPL 2020 as team officials keep on experimenting in every order from changing the opening batsmen to switching the lower order batsmen too. Captain Dinesh Karthik has won 4 matches for KKR fans out of 7. Lockie Ferguson is still waiting for his maiden game of IPL 2020 and Tom Banton has only got one game in this season so far.

Venue Stats

This battle between MI and KKR will be conducted in Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. This will be the 10th out of 20 matches that are being hosted by this stadium. Total 44 T20 games are already played on this pitch where batting second team won 25 games. The average first inning and second inning score is not that big that is 137 and 128 respectively. That means this pitch will support bowlers.

Toss Prediction

Both captains understand the importance of toss, that’s why we will not see any pattern in their post toss decision. The decision is very much dependent on the matchday pitch report. But as per the analytics, it is being predicted that the toss winning captain will decide to bowl first.

Our Favorite Bets 

  1. MI Will Win

MI has already shown us that it has the potential to win against KKR and stats also goes in the favor of MI. MI is no doubt in its best form and can win the current edition too. So, it’s time for you to play on MI and win big as MI is clearly dominating.

  • Rohit Sharma to be the Top Batsman from MI

 The captain of MI is known for his hard-hitting and scoring big even in the small format of cricket. There is no other name in this battle of MI vs KKR who can claim the throne when Sharma is at the party. Bet high because Sharma’s batting can give you big advantages.

  • Shubman Gill to be the Top Batsman from KKR

The opening batsman of KKR, Shubman Gill has immense batting potential and proves himself as a great contributor in the game. He has scored 254 runs in 7 games this season and KKR batting is very much relying on his form. So, he is the best bet for you as this 20-year-old batsman from Punjab can make you win big.