The Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are set to clash in the 22nd match of IPL 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 16. As two of the strongest teams in the league, both sides will be eager to emerge victorious. With neither team currently in the top 4, this match carries significant weight for their standings. Mumbai is coming off a win, while KKR suffered a defeat in their last game, making this match an intense battle.
The Wankhede Stadium’s pitch is renowned for being a haven for batsmen. The red clay pitch offers a good bounce and allows the ball to come onto the bat easily, giving batsmen an opportunity to score big. The small boundaries also make it easier to hit fours and sixes. However, the bowlers can also benefit from the good bounce. Matches played here are typically high-scoring, with an average first innings score of 167. The team that wins the toss may choose to bowl first.
MI vs KKR probable playing eleven (Playing 11)
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Ritik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Riley Meredith, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff
Impact Players: Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Arjun Tendulkar, Ramandeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty
Impact Players: Mandeep Singh, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, Anukul Roy