Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians - IPL 2022 Match 14: Who Will Win?

KKR vs MI Prediction – IPL 2022 – Match 14
Tournament2022 IPL Prediction
Timetable6th April 2022 1930 IST
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The 14th match of the Indian Premier League is here, and we will see the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians face off. MI will be keen to break their losing streak which has left them struggling to get off the bottom of the league table in 8th place and on 0 points. KKR, on the contrary, are enjoying a good start to the tournament and their 4 points puts them in 2nd place.

Will MI be able to shake off their double back-to-back losses and make the saying ‘third time’s the charm’ true? Keep reading our IPL prediction of who will win this match to find out our thoughts.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Preview

The Kolkata Knight Riders were able to secure a second win after successfully chasing a below-par target set by the Punjab Kings at 138. Player of the Match Umesh Yadav managed get the squad off to a fantastic start as he ripped through the Kings’ batting line-up taking four wickets. Varun Chakravarthy conceded just 14 runs in his 4 overs, giving him a superb economy score of just 3.50.

Although there were some good performances from the batting side and notable landmarks achieved (Ajinkya Rahane reached 4000 IPL runs) the attention deservedly all goes to Andre Russell. Russell’s incredible hitting combined with Sam Billings took the squad to an explosive victory.

It’s good news all-round (although perhaps not for the Mumbai Indians) as Pat Cummins is available to join the squad after he quarantines for three days ahead of the match. Skipper Shreyas Iyer will of course want to slot the premier pacer into the selection, however this could prove a little difficult after Tim Southee has showcased his talents well in Cummins’ absence.

If you want to get closer to the action in the match today, why not try some online cricket betting ? Our top pick of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad has to be Andre Russell. His batting at the end of their match against the Punjab Kings decimated any chance of the Kings’ comeback after scoring 70 runs from 31 balls (not out). Russell now dominates the 2022 IPL leaderboard for most sixes and most sixed scored in an innings and we think he is a solid choice if you are IPL betting today.

Mumbai Indians Team Preview

As we head into the Mumbai Indians’ third match of the tournament, you will not be alone wondering when their luck will turn. Despite a hard fight against the Rajasthan Royals, they once again ended up on the losing side. The early dismissal of skipper Rohit Sharman in the 2nd over was the beginning blow, which was then followed shortly by Anmolpreet Singh in the 4th over. However, despite the doom-and-gloom, Tilak Varman showcased his talent and scored his first IPL century. Before his dismissal by Ravichandran Ashwin, he scored 61 runs from 33 balls, including five 6’s and three 4’s.

On the bowling side, Jasprit Bumrah was a fantastically economical player (4.25) conceding 17 runs and taking three wickets. Daniel Sams and Tymal Mills were leaning towards the expensive side with scores of 8.00 and 8.75 respectively.

Can we expect to see any changes in the playing XI? With star batter Suryakumar Yadav recovering from a finger injury, we don’t know just yet whether he is ready to return. Yadav’s replacement, Anmolpreet Singh, has only managed to score 29 runs in three matches, so Yadav’s return will be hotly anticipated.

If you want to make a match prediction today , we have a couple of selections for you to consider. If you want to make a prediction for top batsman, we think Ishan Kishan is a very strong choice. Kishan has scored 135 runs in the Indians’ two games to date, and we are hoping for another Kishan-Sharma opening special to top up this score. He is currently tied with Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler for the most runs in the tournament so far. Tilak Varma is another player we have our eyes on for a future IPL prediction . 19 year old Varma has scored 83 runs in the IPL 2022 with an average strike rate of 172.9. The youngster undoubtedly has a wealth of potential ahead of him.

Toss Prediction

While it’s not possible to say who we predict will win the 50/50 coin toss, it is interesting to note that the majority of teams that have been lucky enough to be successful here have gone on to win the match. All captains who have won the toss so far have decided to bowl first. This choice is most likely due to minimise their time bowling while dew is forming on the evening pitch. Match 14 is another evening game so for our toss prediction, we will stick to the status quo and say either Shreyas Iyer or Rohit Sharma will decide to bowl first.

Pitch Conditions

Match 14 will take place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. This pitch features black soil which has a number of different characteristics compared to the other red-soil pitches in Mumbai. Typically there is more elasticity in the pitch which tends to help it not only last longer, but also allows for more water absorption. This helps to reduce the speed at which the pitch will crumble and crack. We can expect to see the spinners banking on these favourable conditions.

Our Match Prediction

On paper, the Mumbai Indians have a strong team with big names to back them up, but their close-margin loses will surely be on their minds. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders are going from strength to strength. The batting performance by Andre Russell was electrifying and the buzz around this match will likely let them enter the next match with confidence. Will Pat Cummins be a fresh boost of confidence? They will surely be feeling some relief as the Australian Test captain can provide a much needed boost to the squad. We are going against the top IPL betting sites by backing the Kolkata Knight Riders to win.

IPL Match Prediction

KKR to win

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