Today the 56th match of IPL 15 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders from 7:30 pm. The match will be held at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. Mumbai is at the bottom of the points table. They have played 10 matches and won just two and have a net run rate of -0.725.
Kolkata Knight Riders have played 11 matches and have won four. The net run rate of KKR is -0.304. The doors of the playoffs for Mumbai are closed and Kolkata will hardly qualify now.
Mumbai may try their bench strength. Tim David batted brilliantly for Mumbai Indians in the last match. He can replace Kieron Pollard in the playing XI of MI in the coming times. Rohit Sharma and Ishaan Kishan’s bat was in full color. Both gave a great start to the team.
The team sees its future in youngster Tilak Verma and he may play the most important role in Mumbai’s middle-order next year. In the match against Kolkata, Mumbai will try to check their bench strength.
MI vs KKR 53rd Match: Pitch Report
We have seen a good batting track in DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. There is always some assistance for bowlers also in the initial period of innings.
Most of the strips are of Red soil, which gives good bounce and pace to bat on. We can’t forget whole IPL is going to play in only 4 venues so there will be some assistance for a spin too in the mid-period of the tournament.
MI vs KKR: Weather Forecast
Mumbai is located in the western state of Maharashtra. The weather in Mumbai remains hot and humid during the summers that spanning from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on the 9th of May 2023.
Temperature – 32/29
Humidity – 67%
Wind – 13 km/h
Chances of Rain – 0%
MI vs KKR: Head to Head
Mumbai is leading the revelry one-sided. Mumbai Indians have won 22 matches. While Kolkata Knight Riders have won only 8 matches in a total of 30 matches.
Last chance for Kolkata
Nothing is going well with Kolkata Knight Riders this season. The result is that the players do not see their place secure in the playing XI. This is the biggest reason for the poor performance of the team.