Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the match 24 of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
Mumbai Indians have had a pretty shaky start to their season, especially considering that they are the defending champions. With seven matches in, they have lost four games as a result of which they are sitting at the fifth place in the table.
Having played every other side once, Ricky Ponting will definitely have to re-evaluate his strategies if he wants to repeat last year’s feat. The team has had some success recently as they defeated Kings XI Punjab. Batting first, they set a target of 190 runs, with Parthiv Patel and Ambati Rayudu scoring 81 and 65 runs respectively.
Coming to their bowling, two of their bowlers are in the top five wicket takers this season, with Mitchell McClenaghan leading at the top with 11 wickets, and Jasprit Bumrah on third with eight. Comparing this form to their previous matches, there has been a drastic improvement, but still a long way to go.
As for Kolkata Knight Riders, they are leading the league table with eight points and a much superior net run rate. They last faced Rising Pune Supergiants, where they won the match by two wickets.
With Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa collapsing quickly while chasing 161, Suryakumar Yadav stepped and knocked 60 runs. A brief cameo by Yusuf Pathan towards the end aided the side in getting the much needed win.
Knight Riders have now won three matches in a row and there appears to be no signs of giving up. They have the consistency and momentum with them, but Mumbai Indians have a slightly superior squad. Moreover, they are the away side, with the blue army rooting for Mumbai Indians. This is surely going to be a close one.
Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders head-to-head
Against Mumbai Indians, the visitors have a rather shaky record with just five wins and 12 defeats in 17 matches. In Eden Gardens earlier this month, they lost to Mumbai Indians by six wickets, with Rohit Sharma scoring 84 runs to chase down the target of 188 runs. But Kolkata Knight Riders are in a good form which gives them the edge here.
Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders betting tips for the IPL match one:
Kolkata Knight Riders to win with bet365: 1/1
The match begins at 8:00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Thursday, April 28.