Kolkata Knight Riders will host Mumbai Indians in the match five of the IPL 2016 on April 13. The latest Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians betting tips for this IPL 2016 encounter can be checked below.
Mumbai Indians are coming in this fixture after incurring a humiliating loss in the opening match of the IPL. Playing in the first Maharashtra Derby against the debutants Rising Pune Supergiants, they won the toss and chose to bat. However, their wickets fell like dominoes with all their key players failing to step up.
They managed to put up a target of 121 runs in 20 overs, which the opposing team chased down by 15th over, losing just a wicket. This definitely came as a big surprise to many, seeing that two of their key batsmen – Rohit Sharma and Lendl Simmons had a brilliant innings in the Wankhede Stadium just a week back.
They now travel to Eden Gardens to face the Kolkata Knight Riders, who faced Delhi Daredevils in their opening match. Brag Hogg and Andre Russell took three wickets each and managed to restrict the Daredevils to just 98 runs. Needless to mention, they chased this target down in the 14th over and won the match by nine wickets.
Having won their first match by such a huge margin, the Knight Riders will be definitely sailing high on confidence. The opening pair of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa is certainly going to be a cause of worry for the bowlers of Mumbai Indians, and the absence of Lasith Malinga from the squad only makes it more difficult for them.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians head-to-head
What is particularly interesting here is in the 16 times that the two sides have met each other, Kolkata Knight Riders have won just five times, while losing on the remaining occasions. With such a big psychological disadvantage for the hosts, it definitely will be a sensational match to watch in the Eden Gardens. However, in 2015 season, the Knight Riders did won the home fixture against Mumbai Indians.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians betting tips for the World T20 2016 match one:
Knight Riders to win with bet365: 6/7
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Wednesday, April 13.