Match 47 of IPL 2019 will be a clash between the Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders. This MI vs KKR match is important for the former as they are eager to regain the top spot from CSK. But the latter have nothing to lose as they are 7th in the IPL 2019 standings. Also, with reports of unrest within the team owing to poor decisions, at least according to Andre Russell, things will be harder for KKR.
There have been a grand total of 23 MI vs KKR ties with Mumbai dominating the head to head scene. The Mumbai Indians have snatched 18 wins to the Knight Riders’ paltry 5. Currently, the momentum is with the Mumbai Indians, as they have sealed their last game and been higher in the table. The highest score statistic remains on MI’s side with 210 to KKR’s 187. The lowest score statistic also sees them romp ahead with 108 to Kolkata’s 67.
Weather and pitch report
Since the match takes place in the evening, temperatures will be a lot cooler, though it will range between 29°C and 30°C. Also considering that humidity will be quite high and the dew factor will come into play.
The Eden Gardens pitch will likely be advantageous for the chasing team courtesy the dew. Teams will have to concoct good strategies in order to win the match. Also, since the wicket is a batting-friendly one, a high-scoring game will be expected.
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Prediction for match result
Both teams head into tomorrow’s game on the back of wins. As mentioned before, the the Mumbai Indian have won their last game and are 2nd in the table. The Knights, though, have not been in a good run of form. The venue will be at the Eden Gardens, so the Kolkata Knight Riders have the home advantage.
This is the first time this season that there will be a KKR vs MI meeting. The Mumbai home leg is set to take place on the 5th of May.