The 14th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Currently, KKR is standing at second place on the points table of this season of the IPL whereas Mumbai Indians are currently placed at the eighth spot on the points table.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won two of the three matches they have played this season so far while Mumbai Indians are yet to open their account in the season so far. KKR played their last game against PBKS where they won the match by 6 wickets. Andre Russell smashed 70 runs for KKR in that game.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians played their last game against Rajasthan Royals where they lost the game by 23 runs. Ishan Kishan and Tilak Varma scored the fifties as they amassed 54 runs and 61 runs respectively for Mumbai Indians in that game. These two teams played 29 matches against each other in the history of the IPL where Kolkata Knight Riders managed to win only 7 matches while Mumbai Indians won the remaining games.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
KKR has got off to a good start under Shreyas Iyer and looks like a well-balanced squad in the tournament so far. So far, the team has opted to play an aggressive brand of cricket and their batters have taken the aggressive approach. As far as their bowling attack is concerned, pacer Umesh Yadav has been an exceptional bowler for them as he has scalped 8 wickets in 3 matches. Andre Russell single-handedly battered Punjab Kings in his last outing. KKR now needs Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer to hit form.
Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Mumbai Indians (MI)
MI has not had a good start in the tournament so far, but Ishan Kishan has been performing well in the batting department. N Tilak Varma has also impressed in his debut season so far. But they need the rest to step up. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Tim David, and Kieron Pollard need to put up consistent runs. Skipper Rohit Sharma would need his team to iron their weaknesses as they take on a confident KKR.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat
Fantasy suggestion 1:
Ishan Kishan (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, Andre Russell (VC), Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee, Tymal Mills
Fantasy suggestion 2:
Sam Billings, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma (C), Tilak Varma, Ajinkya Rahane, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Umesh Yadav (VC), Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills