IPL 2022 Match 14 KKR vs MI: Preview, predicted XI, fantasy tips

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Published on: Apr 06, 2022

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The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on the Mumbai Indians (MI) in match number 14 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. This will be an evening game and hence the match will begin at 7:30 PM IST. KKR have made a good start to their IPL 2022 campaign under Shreyas Iyer, winning two of their three matches. On the other hand, five-time champions MI have struggled, going down to the Delhi Capitals (DC) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their first two matches.

After a poor performance against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), a game in which they were bowled out for under 130, Kolkata recovered well to get to better of the Punjab Kings (PBKS). In-form pacer Umesh Yadav yet again stood out with figures of 4 for 23. Tim Southee has provided him excellent support while the spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine continue to throttle opponents.

There are no changes expected in the playing XI. However, opener Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana need to score some runs after three failures. Ajinkya Rahane too has gone off the boil after an impressive start. Shreyas Iyer has led the team well but bigger contributions will be expected of him with the bat.

KKR predicted XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy

Barring Jasprit Bumrah, MI’s bowling was punished by Jos Buttler in the match against RR. This is something the team will need to be wary of. They need to have five quality bowlers in the line-up. Ishan Kishan has been brilliant in both the games so far while Tilak Varma made a serious impact against RR. Suryakumar Yadav is set to play and his presence will make a difference.

MI predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat

Top fantasy picks for KKR vs MI clash: Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Jasprit Bumrah

--Renin Wilben Albert

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