Top Fantasy XI picks, preview, prediction and more
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Match 56 is between two former champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). It will be played at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Monday. The match is of great importance to KKR, as a loss would completely end their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. Along the same lines, we feature the best Fantasy XI picks, previews, predictions, and more.
MI are placed at the bottom of the list, losing eighth out of ten and winning a couple, as they won their last game against new team Gujarat Titans (GT) by just five points. As for KKR, they sit eighth, winning just four out of 11 and losing seven, as they lost their previous match to new team Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 75 points.
Strengths-weaknesses of teams and players to watch
MI is heavy with the ball but hasn’t made a consistent impact. However, his batting talent has sometimes intensified and may prove to be his strength. Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan and Jasprit Bumrah could turn things around.
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On the other hand, KKR is balanced but strong in his bowling. Moreover, having many comprehensive options is definitely a dangerous side. Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Aaron Finch, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Mohammad Nabi, Sam Billings, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins make things tough for MI.
Injury and head-to-head issues
Neither team is struggling in terms of injuries. In 30 encounters so far between the two, MI leads 22-8, while in 24 encounters in India, MI has an authority of 18-6. This would be their first clash in Navi Mumbai.
Weather and terrain report
The weather in Navi Mumbai will be hot, with the temperature forecast around 28-35 degrees and 63% humidity. The track will be slow with anything around 150-160 being very competitive. Being an evening game, with a hint of dew, the winning team of the coin toss will be looking to hunt.
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MID: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah and Riley Meredith.
KKR: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee and Umesh Yadav.
Drummers: Varma, Suryakumar, Rohit, Shreyas, Rana – Rohit will give a strong start, with Shreyas shooting at number three, while the remaining trio will be dominant in the middle order.
Wicket keepers: Kishan – He’s been decent as a flyhalf and is the only one in better form in that department.
Versatile: Russell (c), Narine – Russell was consistently successful in all departments, making him the skipper, while Narine was efficient with his mystery tricks.
Bowlers: Aswhin, Umesh (vc), Southee – Aswhin has been impactful with his leg rotations lately, while Umesh and Southee have been magic with their pace, while Umesh’s consistency makes him Russell’s assistant .
Date and day: May 9, 2022 (Monday)
Place: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Weather: 7:30 p.m. (IST)
Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi (also available in HD and other regional languages)
Where to watch (online): hot star
Prediction: MI win thanks to their historical advantage
Last updated May 9, 2022, 05:00 IST