IPL 2024

KKR vs. MI 2024, IPL Match: Pitch Report, Weather update, key Players, head-to-head Statistics, and Playing XI Prediction

Now’s IPL match pits the Mumbai Indians against the Kolkata Knight Riders: In their matchup with the struggling Mumbai Indians at the legendary Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be hoping for another win to get them one step closer to the playoffs.

A postseason berth appears within reach for two-time winners KKR, as they have won six of their last nine games to accumulate 12 points and the second spot in the IPL points standings. Despite still having five games remaining, the Mumbai Indians appear to be out of the running for the IPL playoffs.

Playing XI Predictions for today’s IPL match Between MI and KKR

The Mumbai Indians have predicted the following lineup: Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Tim Shaw, Mohammad Nabi, Piyush Chawla, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, and Ishan Kishan (wk).

Impact Fill-in: Nuwan Thushara

MI player to watch out for: All eyes will also be on Suryakumar Yadav who has two fifties in seven IPL games this season, but it is not the consistency which is expected from the batter of his calibre.

Kolkata Knight Riders predicted XI: Phil Salt, Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Vaibhav Arora

Impact Sub: Anukul Roy

KKR player to watch out for: Mitchell Starc has given nearly 12 runs an over while managing a mere seven wickets in eight outings. On flat, batting-friendly pitches, the lanky Australian’s lack of control has also been exploited well by zealous batters.

Statistics Between MI and KKR before Today’s IPL Match

Matches played: 32, MI won: 23, KKR: 9

MI vs KKR head-to-head in IPL in Mumbai

Matches played: 10, MI won: 9, KKR won: 1

MI’s History at Wankhede Stadium

Matches played: 82, Won: 50, Lost: 31, Tied: 1

MI vs KKR Squads

Mumbai Indians: Hardik Pandya (c), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla, Gerald Coetzee, Tim David, Shreyas Gopal, Ishan Kishan (wk), Anshul Kamboj, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Kwena Maphaka, Mohammad Nabi, Shams Mulani, Naman Dhir, Shivalik Sharma, Romario Shepherd, Arjun Tendulkar, Nuwan Thushara, Tilak Varma, Harvik Desai (wk), Nehal Wadhera, Luke Wood.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer (c), KS Bharat (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rinku Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, Ramandeep Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Chetan Sakariya, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Mitchell Starc, Dushmantha Chameera, Sakib Hussain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gus Atkinson, Allah Ghazanfar, Phil Salt are all listed.

MI vs. KKR Pitch Analysis

Given that the pitch at Wankhede Stadium has genuine bounce, Mumbai’s wicket should be batting friendly. Nonetheless, some seam movement is anticipated in the first inning during the powerplay.

MI vs. KKR Weather Report

Accuweather.com states that there is no likelihood of rain in Mumbai on May 3. At the beginning of the match, the temperature is probably going to be about thirty degrees Celsius. With the expected humidity of roughly 70%, dew may be a major factor in the second innings.

MI vs KKR Details

3.On Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 PM IST, the MI vs. KKR IPL 2024 match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and streamed on the JioCinema App.