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Match prediction (Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders) 2023-04-16

IPL Match 22: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders-A Cricket Prediction and Commentary

The sports fans’ frenzy for cricket has been whetted by advent of various T20 leagues across the world and none match the grandeur and glamour of Indian Premier League. The 22nd match of IPL 2023 between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai would be an engrossing contest with both sides eager to log crucial points to move up in tournament rankings.

Mumbai Indians have a 8:1 win-loss record against KKR at their den which makes them outright favorites in this fixture.With free entry for kids from NGOs, a full house at the Wankhede would egg the home team on to showcase their best. MI’s concerns would be Suryakumar Yadav’s loss of form and Jofra Archer’s fitness. Surya, the World No 1 T20I batsman, has 4 golden ducks in last 6 outings and MI desperately need him to fire to boost their batting.

For KKR, their West Indian hard hitter Andre Russell and the team’s powerplay show remain worrisome. Russell has failed in last 3 outings when his brute force was required in mammoth chases. KKR have lost 10 wickets in powerplay overs, second most after Delhi Capitals and their death over bowling has been generous too. However, Rinku Singh’s heroics in death overs and skipper Shreyas Iyer’s batting form are positives.

Considering MI’s upper hand at Wankhede, Surya and Archer’s likely return to form and Russell’s prolonged slump in addition to KKR’s vulnerable powerplay and death overs, Mumbai Indians hold an edge in this fixture. However, T20 is a fickle format and KKR on their day can upset any applecart. An exciting contest is on the cards where Mumbai Indians may just edge out Kolkata Knight Riders in a last over thriller!

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