Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
  • Toss prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the toss and field first

Here is our KKR vs MI prediction for the 60th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians. The two will go head to head in this return fixture at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday, May 11.

Read on for our detailed KKR vs MI predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: May 11, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians match preview

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders occupy the top position on the IPL 2024 points table with 16 points and a net run-rate of 1.453. They have played 11 games in the season so far, winning eight and losing three. KKR obliterated Lucknow Super Giants by 98 runs in their most recent fixture away from home. 

Batting first, Sunil Narine continued his glorious form and smashed 81 off just 39. Phil Salt hit 32 in 16 deliveries at the top while Ramandeep Singh struck an unbeaten 25 off only 6 balls down the order to push the total to 235. Defending the target, Harshit Rana and Varun Chakravarthy snared three wickets each with Andre Russell chipping in with two key wickets. 

KKR possible XI: Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians are out of the race for the playoffs after a disastrous campaign, in which they have lost eight games and won only four. They are placed ninth with 8 points and a net run-rate of -0.212. MI are coming off a seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last fixture. 

Bowling first, MI bowlers did well to restrict the most destructive batting line-up in the tournament to 173 on a pitch that offered good help for seamers. Hardik Pandya and Piyush Chawla picked three wickets each while Jasprit Bumrah returned 1 for 23 in his four overs. Chasing the target, MI lost their top three for 31 runs before Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma added an unbroken stand. SKY played an outrageous knock of 102* in 51 balls while Varma hit 37 not-out. 

MI possible XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Naman Dhir, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Nuwan Thushara, Anshul Kamboj

Pitch and expected weather conditions

Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been one of the best venues for batting in the last couple of years. Pitches here have been very flat with not much help for bowlers. The iconic venue has hosted six matches in this IPL edition, with the average batting first score reading 205. 

The weather forecast in Kolkata looks a bit concerning for the match on Saturday evening. There is a good possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon with an 80% chance of precipitation but it is expected to get better in the evening. The temperature could range between 22-28 degree Celsius during the evening.

KKR vs MI Dream11 prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
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Our KKR vs MI Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Phil Salt, Ishan Kishan 
  • Batter(s): Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma
  • All-rounder(s): Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Hardik Pandya 
  • Bowler(s): Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana 
  • Recommended captain: Sunil Narine 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Suryakumar Yadav 

In this part of the KKR vs MI match prediction, we will discuss why we have opted to go with the above XI for the Dream11 contest. Eden Gardens is a high-scoring venue so we have focused on batters and all-rounders. 

In wicket-keeper batters, we have Phil Salt who has been in great form. Ishan Kishan has lost his form after the initial phase of the tournament but he could come good in these conditions. From batters, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma are must picks while Rohit Sharma could do well at his favourite ground. 

Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Hardik Pandya are also must picks given their all-round value. Among bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah and Varun Chakravarthy are no-brainer picks while Harshit Rana has been impressive. 

As for C and VC, Sunil Narine is the most popular option and has been in sensational all-round form while Suryakumar Yadav is coming off a century. 

Match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win

The head to head record between these teams is heavily in favour of Mumbai Indians, who have won 23 games compared to 10 by Kolkata Knight Riders. But KKR have defeated MI in four of the last five games. Looking at the current state of the two teams, KKR seem to have an edge with a batting unit of Sunil Narine, Phil Salt, Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer and Andre Russell. Narine and Varun Chakravarthy will be huge threats to MI, who have struggled against spin. Mumbai Indians’ batting is heavily dependent on Suryakumar Yadav. Our match prediction is for Kolkata Knight Riders to win. 

Toss prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the toss and field first

Eden Gardens is a venue where chasing has been the more successful and preferred option in the shorter format. Flat pitches and a possibility of dew factor makes batting second a more tempting option. The venue has been a host to 29 games in the IPL since 2018, with the team batting second winning 16 of those. The chasing side has won four out of six games played here this season. Our toss prediction is that Kolkata Knight Riders will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Sunil Narine 

Sunil Narine is batting like a dream in the ongoing IPL 2024 and has been excellent with the ball as well. He has scored 461 runs from 11 innings at an average of 42 while striking at 184. He has blasted a century and three half centuries in the season. Narine has taken 14 wickets with the ball at an economy of 6.61. 

Betting Odds

  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 1.77 (PARIMATCH)
  • Mumbai Indians: 2.05 (PARIMATCH)

As per the bookmakers, Kolkata Knight Riders are favourites ahead of this game. KKR have 1.77 odds of winning this match whereas MI have higher odds for the first time at 2.05. 


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