It has been quite a fascinating season so far with plenty of nail-biters and surprises. However, in sports when one team rejoices ften the other team is left in agony. Such has been this season for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI), who will take on each other in match number 56 of IPL 2022.
Both teams haven’t had the best of runs in the competition, and KKR is on the verge of joining MI as the 2nd IPL 2022 squad that has lost all hope of entering the playoffs.
MI has won two of its last ten games and is in last place in the standings. They defeated the Gujarat Titans by 5 runs in the final game after reaching 177 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. They’ll be trying for a repeat performance against the runner-up team from last year.
Kolkata Knight Riders have lost their way and are on the verge of being eliminated. They were defeated by the Lucknow Super Giants by a large score of 75 runs in their last game. The LSG bowlers had a fantastic night, limiting the KKR batting unit to just 101 runs. They are presently ranked eighth in the points table.
MI vs KKR – Match Details
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: 9th May at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The batters and bowlers have benefited from the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Despite some help from the surface, the bowlers have found it difficult to defend the total on this wicket.
With the current results, the captain who wins the toss is likely to bowl first once more.
Suryakumar Yadav has been the most consistent hitter for the Mumbai Indians this season. He was dismissed for only 13 runs in the last game and will be hoping to make amends with a huge score this time. This season, the right-hander has 303 runs in eight games for the Mumbai Indians, and he will be crucial to the team’s success.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shreyas Iyer suffered a rare failure this season when he was dismissed for only 6 runs against LSG in the penultimate game. For KKR, it was his first single-digit score. With 330 runs in 11 matches at an average of 33, Iyer is the team’s leading run-scorer.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Harshit Rana/Umesh Yadav.