- KKR faces struggling MI in a crunch contest in Pune on Wednesday
- Mumbai Indians are yet to open their account in the new season
- KKR have won 2 out of their first 3 matches
All eyes will be on Andre Russell when he faces the Kolkata Knight Riders of Mumbai in the 14th match of the IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The five-time winner MI will be looking for his first championship win when he faces last season's runner-up KKR, who is on good terms with two wins out of three.
The Mumbai Indians would like to get back on the winning track after a poor start to their IPL campaign. Rohit Sharma and Mahela Jayawardene played down concerns saying it was still early days for the tournament but IM needed to move on.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Kolkata Knight Riders started the tournament by defeating the Chennai Super Kings, who are still looking for their first win in the tournament. They scored a 6-wicket win over CSK as they managed to chase a goal 131 times with 9 balls to spare.
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KKR lost their second match to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai where they failed to defend their 128th goal. Sherfane Rutherford and Shahbaz Ahmed were in the shield for last season's final. However, Shreyas Iyer's team came back with a comfortable six-wicket victory over the Punjab Kings in a comfortable chase of 137 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The Mumbai Indians did not take off at the start they expected as they lost to the Delhi Capitals in their first match and then to Rajasthan Royals in their second match. Unable to salvage their 170-point lead against Delhi, then they could not chase Rajasthan's 193-point lead. The problem with Rohit Sharma's men is that they are unable to stop the opposing batsmen during their beatings.
Andre Russell, KKR
Andre Russell was a savior for the Kolkata Knight Riders who played a key role in their victory over the Punjab Kings as he scored 31 points from 70 of the 2 and 8 sixes to help his team chase down 137 with ease. Help make it. He also took over from PBKS player Arshdeep Singh.
Ishan Kishan, MI
Ishan Kishan scored 81 assists on 48 assists with 11 quads and sixties against Delhi Capitals and then 54 assists on 43 balls against Rajasthan Royals, which included 5 runs and one six. The opening chat has played a major tournament role so far for the franchise in the batting division.
PREDICTED PLAYING XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings ((wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.
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