Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders

Andre Russell - Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell - Kolkata Knight Riders
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Having already qualified to the playoffs, Mumbai will eye a spot in Qualifier 1 as they take on Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai's home ground at the Wankhede Stadium.


Kolkata Knight Riders have done most things right that are under their control. They beat Kings XI Punjab comfortably in their last match, credit to a match-winning half-century from Shubman Gill. Dinesh Karthik also showed some fireworks later in the match to help improve the net run rate of the Kolkata Knight Riders.


As things stand, if Sunrisers Hyderabad win their last match, they will be through to the playoffs and the result of Kolkata's last match would not matter. However, if SRH lose and Kolkata can win their last match, they will seal a playoff berth.

In the case of both Hyderabad and Kolkata losing their last matches, SRH will in all probability move ahead, given their net run rate, which is the best across all teams.

Mumbai Indians are with eight wins and five losses from 13 matches and have 16 points. It has been one of the rare seasons for the team when they got off to a relatively good start and did not have to depend on the last couple of matches in order to qualify for the playoffs.

Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are turning out to be excellent finishes for the team and this is what is giving Mumbai an extra push. Jasprit Bumrah remains their bowling trump card.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

 

Mumbai Indians- Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Kolkata Knight Riders- Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Mumbai Indians

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders), Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Piyush Chawla (Kolkata Knight Riders), Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)

Most boundaries – Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders), Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)

Team Scores Batting First – Kolkata Knight Riders 175+, Mumbai Indians 180+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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