After the loss against CSK in the first match since the restart, MI will be hoping that they are excellent head-to-head record against KKR comes to its own in the match on 23rd September 2021. This will be a complete preview of the match along with betting tips and suggestions.
MI vs KKR – Match Preview
MI come on the back of a rollercoaster game against CSK, but the defeat in the match leaves the team fourth in the standings – a whopping four points behind CSK. Meanwhile, KKR is now just two points behind MI following a spectacular performance against RCB. This match will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium and it will start at 19:30 IST.
MI vs KKR – Predicted Playing XIs
MI will be happy to get back to the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, where the team holds the record for the highest score – of 195 – when batting first. The slow start made by the team with the defeat against CSK highlights the need for more strength in the batting line-up. The likes of Kieran Pollard can certainly contribute more in the coming matches. The disappointing batting performance aside, MI also had to focus more on taking wickets outside the powerplay.
KKR have a significant advantage coming into the game after having experienced conditions at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in the win over RCB. Everything done by Eoin Morgan worked brilliantly against RCB. KKR may not have been tested enough by RCB in their first match since the restart. The MI vs KKR match prediction expects more difficult challenges in the days ahead.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
MI vs KKR Head to head
- Matches Played: 28
- MI Won: 22
- KKR Won: 6
- Tie/NR: 0
The MI vs KKR head to head figures show domination from MI in this fixture. After picking up a whopping 22 wins from the 28 matches played, MI are in a good zone when it comes to the psychological advantage over the opponents. Even if the Mumbai vs Kolkata game is not going to be held on home soil, the head-to-head advantage is unlikely to shift much.
MI vs KKR Match Prediction & Betting Tips
MI were once again guilty of making the slow start that led to the win for CSK. The likes of Kieran Pollard failed to make a huge impression with the bat. This will be a difficult pitch, but Jasprit Bumrah and Boult are in good form. KKR might have picked up a huge win, but MI vs KKR prediction knows that Kolkata consistently struggle against MI.
Trent Boult made the most of the power play and picked up two wickets against CSK. In the IPL matches that were conducted in UAE last season, Boult picked up the most wickets in power play. In the difficult surface at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Boult can come into his own in the early stages.
Shubman Gill came up with a fine knock against RCB to get KKR a brilliant victory. Shubman Gill might be sad about missing out on the century, but he has now picked up the experience of playing on this pitch. This information and experience will be quite valuable – irrespective of whether KKR bat first or second.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.