Kolkata Knight Riders have made a comeback with back to back victories. They ended their long losing streak by defeating Punjab at Mohali with Shubhman Gill playing a crucial role. Mumbai Indians have already qualified for playoffs and would be eyeing for the top two positions in the points table. Read on the complete IPL betting tips for the match here.
Kolkata Knight Riders are next scheduled to play Mumbai Indians in the doubleheaders on Sunday. When they last faced Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens, they defeated them. Shubhman Gill played a beautiful knock in that match as well. With the Sunrisers Hyderabad losing their last match, the task is easy for Kolkata Knight Riders. They now need to win the match to qualify for playoffs.
IPL Betting Tips Performance Check
Mumbai Indians qualified for playoffs in style. They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in Super Over to join the first half of the points table. In their next match against Kolkata Knight Riders, they would be looking for a win. Mumbai would not like Kolkata Knight Riders to qualify for playoffs. They would be facing Kolkata for the third time of that is the scenario.
The pitch here at Wankhede is good for batting and high scoring. Quinton de Cock played a superb knock in the previous match but there was no contribution from any other batsmen. The pitch is set for a score of around 180 or 190.
They have a good bowling attack with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and Pandya brothers. They were capable of keeping the team in the match in the previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are a good side but there some visible weaknesses. Their bowling attack is not impactful. They were under pressure in the previous match and also the fielding effort was not good. They allowed Kings XI Punjab to reach to a big total.
Sandeep Warrior has been good with the bowl and he has tried to utilized in the initial few overs. Harry Gurney might be targeted by the Mumbai batsmen. Andre Russell and Piyush Chawla have also gone for a lot of runs.
With the bowling department still weak, they have a strong batting line-up. They have finally started to send Shubhman Gill up in the order and it has brought them fruitful results. He has scored four fifties in the five matches that he has opened. Along with Chris Lynn, it is a lethal opening partnership.
We can hope that Kolkata Knight Riders continue with the batting line-up as in the previous match if they need to qualify for playoffs.
Head to Head Tipster
Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians have played 24 matches against each other and the latter lead the scoreline with 18-6.
IPL Betting Tips Playing XI Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
IPL Betting Tips Playing XI Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
We expect a good day for the match with no rain expected. The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium which is a good pitch for batting and we can plenty of boundaries. A score of around 180-190 should be a par score.
Toss Prediction Tips
The side would like to elect to bat second when they win the toss. In the previous match, Mumbai elected to bat first and it would have cost the match. Kolkata likes to chase the target.
IPL Betting Tips & Prediction
It would be a kind of eliminator match for Kolkata Knight Riders. They need to win this match to qualify for playoffs. If Sunrisers would have won the match yesterday, then it would have been close to impossible. Kolkata Knight Riders have in-form batsmen and we back them to win this match.