MI vs KKR Match Prediction: The Sportsrush presents before you the Match Prediction of 56th match of IPL 2019.
A group stage that captivated us for over a month now is finally drawing to a close. With the Mumbai Indians shifting base to the solitude of their home stadium, the Wankhede stadium makes for a befitting venue to host the final group stage encounter of this season.
Its MI vs KKR, a clash that has a colossal amount riding on it that is set to light up the league one last time in what has been a rousing season.
With the Delhi Capitals comprehensively making short work of the Royals on Saturday, the Indians find themselves slipping out of the top 2 yet again. It’s been a berth that has exchanged hands continuously and Mumbai will want to make the topsy-turvy shifting in the top 4 to finally swing one last way in their favour.
An extremely healthy net run-rate in their kitty sees Mumbai as the front-runners to reaffirm their place in the pivotal spots, perhaps ending as table toppers at the end of the night with a win. Meanwhile, KKR have their own top 4 battle to fight. As RCB ended their season in the perfect manner, SRH were condemned to yet another defeat.
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The result means that a win for KKR will see them into the final top 4 spot that is still being fought for among themselves and the Sunrisers Hyderabad. With an encounter that has so much on its head, expect resilient and resolute performances come the crunch clash.
MI vs KKR – What numbers suggest?
In one of the most one sided encounter to have been fought in the tournament, Mumbai have won a mammoth 18 matches out of the 24 the two have squared against in. The 34 run win for KKR the last time the two sides had met saw them make it 6 wins for themselves.
MI vs KKR – Key battles
Jasprit Bumrah vs Andre Russell
The last time these two sides met, Bumrah was taken apart for massive runs by Russell has KKR went onto score 232. It was a rare falling apart from the outstanding bowler, one he’ll have on his mind when he bowls to Russel yet again.
Especially with Behrendorff gone, the onus to deliver an outright match winning performance lies squarely on Bumrah’s shoulders. He is someone who loves using variations in the death overs and we’ll be seeing him using the wide yorker and bouncers against Russell as he looks o stamp his authority as one of the most revered death over functionary.
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Quinton de Kock vs Piyush Chawla
After having completely shut out Kuldeep Yadav from their side, it’s been Piyush Chawla who KKR have turned out. They deploy their spinners in the powerplay overs itself and with Piyush bowling to Quinton inside the field restrictions expect the opener to be enticed with the wrong delivers that shape into him.
Quinton’s form is extremely important for Mumbai on a wicket that will see a bagful of runs being harvested. If he can get past the early blockade of spin, a big innings is likely.
MI vs KKR Match Prediction
An encounter that is expected to be an edge of the seat thriller, one bound to be a high-scoring encounter should see Mumbai outshine KKR on the day. They have made the Wankhede Stadium their castle, one sides have found impossible to storm and with the home conditions so well versed for Mumbai they should craft anther script for a win.
Expect big innings from Rohit and Quinton with Bumrah delivering a decisive performance with the ball to win the match for Mumbai.