IPL 2019 Predictions: MI vs KKR Dream 11 Predictions

Published 04/28/2019, 4:00 AM EDT

The weekend is set to close out with a MI vs KKR encounter tonight. The battle for the top 4 and a playoffs berth continues with the Mumbai Indian gunning for the top spot. In the meantime, Kolkata simply want to end their losing streak.


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Tomorrow evening’s IPL 2019 match will see KKR with the home crowd cheering them on at the Eden Gardens and ES will help with the Dream 11 Predictions in case fans are still unsure.

People interested in Dream 11 predictions will likely have a hard time figuring out the perfect 11. But we have it sorted for them. We will provide an extensive detailed analysis helping fill up the perfect 11.


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Team News

Both teams head into this MI vs KKR match on the back of mixed results. The Indians have won their last match against the Chennai Super Kings, while the Knight Riders lost to the Rajasthan Royals. However, KKR has been hit with the seeds of discord with accusations of ‘bad decisions’.

Predicted Playing 11

Kolkata: Chris LynnShubman GillNitish RanaDinesh KarthikAndre RussellSunil Narine,  Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep YadavLockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier

Mumbai: Quinton de KockRohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan.

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.

H2H record

There have been 23 MI vs KKR ties with Mumbai dominating the head to head scene. The Mumbai Indians have sealed 18 wins to the Knight Riders’ paltry 5. Currently, the pendulum swings towards the Mumbai Indians, having won the 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.


Quinton de Kock is the first-choice wicketkeeper ahead of Dinesh Karthik. The 26-year old wicket-keeper/batsman has 393 runs including an 81. He also has a strike rate of 138.38 and he can be a key player for the Mumbai Indians in this encounter.


Among the five batsmen, two are Mumbai Indians players, namely Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav. Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana and Chris Lynn represent Kolkata in this MI vs KKR tie. Sharma has a score of 67 at a strike rate of 131.69 while Yadav has a 59 at a strike rate of 124.61.

On the side of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Gill has a high score of 65 at a strike rate of 114.06. Rana boasts of a strike rate of 143.24 with an unbeaten 85* while Lynn has a high score of 82 at a strike rate of 125.71.

All rounders

Two all-rounders make the MI vs KKR list, with Sunil Narine and Krunal Pandya from KKR and MI respectively. Narine has 143 runs and 8 wickets in hand at an economy of 7.45. Meanwhile, Pandya coincidentally has 143 runs and 8 wickets, though at an economy of 7.57.


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For the bowling trio, the Indian have two players in the MI vs KKR Dream 11 team. They are Rahul Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah, while the remaining spot is taken by Piyush Chawla. Chahar has 8 wickets at an economy of 6.43 while teammate Bumrah has 13 wickets at an economy of 6.19. On the other end of the spectrum, Chawla has 9 wickets at an economy of 8.19.

Captain and vice captain


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The one leading this MI vs KKR Dream 11 side is Nitish Rana with Rohit Sharma taking on the role of vice captain.



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