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

  • Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders match prediction: MI to win
  • Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders toss prediction: MI to win the toss and field first

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders prediction

  • MI vs KKR date and time: May 3, 7:30 PM IST
  • MI vs KKR venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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MI vs KKR match preview

Mumbai Indians (KKR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (DC) will lock horns in the 49th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the contest.

MI, led by Hardik Pandya, are currently placed ninth in the table with 6 points and a net run rate of -0.272 thanks to wins in 3 out of 10 games. KKR, on the other hand, are sitting pretty in the top half of the table with 12 points and a net run rate of +1.096 after wins in 6 out of 9 matches.

KKR and MI have faced each other 32 times since their first meeting back in 2008. Mumbai have won a staggering 23 games while the Knight Riders finished on the winning side only 9 times. At the Wankhede Stadium, MI have a huge 9-1 lead over KKR.

In their previous meeting, MI beat KKR by 5 wickets. After being asked to bat first, KKR scored 185 for the loss of 6 wickets. Venkatesh Iyer scored 104 runs off 51 balls with 6 fours and 9 sixes. However, MI chased down the target with 16 balls to spare.

The MI vs KKR prediction is expected to be an exciting one since beating Mumbai at home would not be easy for Kolkata.

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Mumbai Indians

MI are on the cusp of elimination after losing to the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 4 wickets at the Ekana Stadium. After being asked to bat first, MI scored 144 for 7. LSG chased down the target with 4 balls to spare. Hardik Pandya bagged a golden duck after which he finished with impressive figures of 4-0-26-2.

The MI vs KKR prediction will depend on how desperate Mumbai are with their backs against the walls.  

Mumbai Indians Possible 11: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Knight Riders will be brimming with confidence after beating Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets in their previous match. Varun Chakravarthy won the Player of the Match award for picking up 3 wickets for 16 runs. On the back of his spell, KKR restricted the Capitals to 153 for 9.

Thereafter, Phil Salt and Sunil Narine put on 79 runs in the powerplay to take the Knight Riders home. Salt was outstanding with the bat for scoring 68 runs off 33 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes.

The outcome of the MI vs KKR prediction will be a chance for KKR to consolidate their position in the top 2.

Kolkata Knight Riders Possible 11: Philip Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch at the venue in Mumbai is expected to be an absolute belter. Bowlers would not have much room for error. One could expect plenty of fours and sixes. Batters can play their shots on the up freely. There is no chance of rain for the time being. Temperatures will be around the 31-degree Celsius mark. The playing conditions will be extremely humid with numbers in the 60s. Wind gusts of 28 km/h will be there.

MI vs KKR Dream11 prediction

Our MI vs KKR Dream11 predictions for this match:

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

We have picked Sunil Narine as the skipper of our Dream11 teams given the stupendous form he has been in. In 9 matches in the ongoing tournament, Narine has racked up 372 runs at an average of 41.33 and a strike-rate of 182.35 with a hundred and 2 fifties to his name.

Narine has also been exceptional with the ball as he is currently their joint-highest wicket-taker along with Harshit Rana and Varun Chakravarthy. With 11 wickets from 8 games, Narine has lived up to his reputation of a genuine wicket-taker.

Phil Salt has arguably been the standout batter for the Knights in the tournament. In 9 matches, Salt has scored 392 runs at an average of 49 and a strike-rate of 180.64 with 4 fifties and a top score of 89 not out.

MI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders prediction
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MI vs KKR match prediction: Mumbai Indians to win

As per the MI vs KKR match prediction, MI will go into the match as the favourites. But given the form of both teams, one cannot rule out the Knight Riders by any stretch of the imagination.

MI vs KKR toss prediction: Mumbai Indians to win the toss and field first

As per the MI vs KKR toss prediction, teams should opt to field first at the Wankhede without a second thought. The venue has always favoured the chasing teams and scores of even above 200 may not be safe.

Player of the Match prediction: Rohit Sharma  

Rohit Sharma could not score big against LSG after Mohsin Khan dismissed him cheaply. But bearing in mind his class and experience, he has every chance of succeeding in the next match. Rohit also likes facing the KKR bowling attack, having scored over 1000 runs against them with a hundred to show for his efforts.

MI vs KKR head-to-head record

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders betting odds

  • Mumbai Indians odds: 1.806
  • Kolkata Knight Riders odds: 2.058

The MI vs KKR betting odds are tilted towards the Mumbai team, mostly because they are playing at home. But the Knight Riders will also fancy their chances to defy the odds.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India