Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 41st match of the 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) on 9th May at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. A thunderstorm is forecasted in the afternoon with some rain while match hours seem clear with precipitation 0f 20% throughout the game.
IPL 2018 Match 41 KKR vs MI Pitch Report
A very good pitch to bat on, there will be some help for the spinners because of the dryness. There can be seam movement for pace bowlers. There will be pace and bounce on the pitch which will be Enjoyed by both batsman and pace bowlers.
IPL 2018 Match 41 KKR vs MI Team News
Kolkata Knight Riders are 4th on the points table with 10 points in 10 matches; 5 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are just behind Kolkata Knight Riders at 5th position with 8 points in 10 matches; 4 wins and 6 losses.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News
Shivam Mavi missed the match last match against Mumbai Indians due to finger injury picked during the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), is likely to miss this match also. Otherwise, Kolkata Knight Riders will go with the same playing XI.
Mumbai Indians (MI) Team News
Mumbai Indians are coming with two consecutive wins and is unlikely to make any changes to playing XI if no injuries had occurred.
IPL 2018 Match 41 KKR vs MI Head to Head
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 22 matches against each other in Indian Premier League, out of which Mumbai Indians have won 17 matches and Kolkata Knight Riders have won only 5 matches.
In last 7 matches between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians have been undefeated.
At Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians have played 8 matches out of which Kolkata Knight Riders have won only 2 matches and Mumbai Indians won 8 matches. Mumbai Indians have won last 2 matches played in Kolkata.
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IPL 2018 Match 41 KKR vs MI Match Prediction
IPL 2018 Match 41 KKR vs MI Toss Prediction
Eden Garden is the ground where the team like to chase and with the pitch looking it will be an ideal condition to chase on. And also 4 of the 5 matches at Eden Gardens is this season are won by team chasing.
IPL 2018 Match 41 KKR vs MI Score Prediction
Pitch here at Eden Garden is looking batting friendly with good pace and bounce. In this season average first inning score is 175+ and in 2 of the last 3 matches, first inning score was 190+. So a 190+ plus score is expected.
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Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 41 KKR vs MI Who Will Win?
Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians are meeting after 4 days with the last match against each other on 6th May which was won by Mumbai Indians by 13 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders are with 10 points if they losses then Mumbai Indians will equal them. With winnings, this KKR will increase the gap between the bottom half teams.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are still in the race to qualify for the playoffs with two continuous wins and need to win all the matches to be there. If they win this match against Kolkata Knight Riders, then they can afford one more loss in the remaining 3 matches.
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In our prediction, Mumbai Indians have more chance to win this match.
Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 41 KKR vs MI
Venue: Eden Garden, Kolkata
Date: 9th May, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field first.
Playing XI for KKR: Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawala, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Tom Curran.
Playing XI for MI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), JP Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Ben Cutting.