MI vs KKR prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss – 16/04/2023


Match prediction: MI to win

Toss prediction: KKR to win the toss and bowl first

After 2 losses to start the tournament, Mumbai Indians finally got back to winning ways against the Delhi Capitals. Can they continue this winning streak against the High flying Kolkata Knight Riders?

  • Sunday, April 16th, 15:30 IST
  • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

MI vs KKR match preview

Mumbai Indians

With the squad they possess Mumbai Indians, it is a shock when you see them struggling the way they are. With notable absentees in Jasprit Bumrah and a knock for Jofra Archer, it is not the bowling but the batting who have disappointed Mumbai Indians. The Indian batting contingent can put any bowling lineup to shame but are yet to fire this season. Rohit Sharma getting runs will be a huge sigh of relief but the others, especially Surya Kumar Yadav need to put up their hand. They will want to build up on the win in the last game, and slowly but surely start gaining momentum in the tournament.

Probable IX: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Arshad Khan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders have had a mixed start to the IPL this season. From an unlucky loss to, 2 outstanding victories to a one-sided thumping in the last game, they have seen it all. Fair to say the Kolkata Knight riders are in good form and have shown an appetite to fight in each of the encounters they have played. With the batting finally clicking, they will go into this game with a fair amount of confidence themselves. They will also want to better their head-to-head record against Mumbai Indians which at the moment is not that great. The batting lineup will look to lead by example and the bowlers too will look to continue their great form.

Probable IX: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The Wankhede Stadium is one of the best batting wickets in Asia. The true bounce, fast outfield and small boundaries make it a batting paradise. The pitch will be expected to remain even over the course of the 40 overs, and with the game to be played in the afternoon, dew will also not play a big role.

It will be hot and humid. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 35°C – 26°C range.

KKR vs SRH Dream11 prediction

Dream11 prediction for this match:

  • Wicket-keeper(s): Ishan Kishan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Batter(s): Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Nitesh Rana
  • All-rounder(s): Cameroon Green, Andre Russel
  • Bowler(s): Lockie Ferguson, Arshad Khan, Sunil Narine, Jason Behrendorff
  • Recommended captain: Suryakumar Yadav
  • Recommended vice-captain: Jason Behrendorff

The Wankhede pitch has not only been good for batsmen but has also had something for the new ball bowlers. The fast-bowling contingent should have a good day as well. Sunil Narine has the experience and class, to bowl well in tough conditions.

The match seems to be a high scoring one, and the batsmen will have a field day. The top-order batsmen will get the best share of the new ball and will look to capitalize as the ball will come on well on the bat.

We would recommend having Surya Kumar Yadav as your Captain, he might not be in the best of touches but players of his class need just one good inning to get back into form. We would also recommend Jason Behrendoff as your Vice-captain, given his exploits in picking wickets at the top and also chipping in with a few in the death over, he is an asset you must have. 

Match prediction: Mumbai Indians to win 

Mumbai Indians, look like the shadow of the side that they were from the 2019-2021 season. But with the majority of that core still playing there is no doubt when it comes to quality. Playing at home against an opposition that they have always had the best of, will be enough motivation for them to go on and continue their winning run. 

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

We feel that KKR will win the toss and opt to bowl first. Wankhede has predominantly been a good ground to chase down totals. Insipte the weather conditions, teams look to chase first as batting on this wicket gets easier as the game progresses. 

Man of the match prediction: Surya Kumar Yadav

We are predicting this to be a comeback game for Mr. 360 Surya Kumar Yadav. Playing at his home pitch on Wankhede, he not only has a point to prove to his doubters but also repays the love and faith the Mumbai Crowd has showered upon him. 

Betting odds

Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at 1.75 and Sunrisers Hyderabad at 2.00. Mumbai Indians come in as favourites as they play at home.