MI vs KKR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 16, 2023

MI vs KKR Match Prediction - Apr 16, 2023

The Mumbai Indians will be looking to build upon its winning momentum as they are back on home turf to face the Kolkata Knight Riders this Sunday.

MI vs KKR head-to-head record

Both teams have squared off in 31 matches so far. The Mumbai Indians hold a clear edge here as have won 22 of those matches, while the Knight Riders have won just 9.

MI vs KKR Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema app. Fans can also watch it live on TV on the Star Sports Network.


MI vs KKR Team Previews

Mumbai Indians

After losing back-to-back matches at the start of the season, the Mumbai Indians managed in their latest fixture, as they defeated the Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets.

The victory notwithstanding, the 5-time Champions will need to work a lot harder if they want to finish in the top-4. The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan finally managed to get some runs under their belts and got the team off to a brisk start. They will be hoping to put up a repeat performance here.

Tilak Varma has been pretty solid at number 3. However, the form of Surya Kumar Yadav as well as Tim David and Cameron Green remains a cause of concern for the team. These batters are far too talented to fail for very long and we fancy their matchups against the weak KKR bowling unit.

Jason Behrendorff picked up a 3-wicket haul against the Delhi Capitals and will once again lead the pace attack along with Riley Meredith. Piyush Chawla is the lone full-time spinner in the team and the Mumbai Indians will have to depend on part-timers like Hrithik Shokeen to fill in during the middle overs.


Mumbai Indians Playing 11

Cameron Green, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Timothy David, Nehal Wadhera, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Riley Meredith.

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Kolkata Knight Riders will be pretty disappointed with the outcome of their latest fixture, played against the Sunrisers Hyderabad as they lost out to them in a high-scoring encounter. The failure of their overseas batsmen, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Andre Russell cost them dearly as they fell short of the target by 23 runs.

Nevertheless, the team will be taking some positives from the match despite the loss. Nitesh Rana played a brilliant knock under pressure and Rinku Singh scored a quick-fire half-century to show that his match-winning inning against the Gujarat Titans was not a fluke.

However, the top order will need to perform better here. N Jagadeesan and Venkatesh Iyer have squandered away good starts this season. They will need to stay longer on the crease and play a big knock to be more helpful to the team. In the bowling department, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur have managed to take just 1 wicket in 4 matches, while Lockie Ferguson has managed just 1 in 2 matches.

The Knight Riders will have to get back Tim Southee back in the mix soon to add bite to their pace attack. In the meantime, they will depend on Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy to bowl well during the middle overs.


Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11

Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Narayan Jagadeesan, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

MI vs KKR Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai offers a good pitch to bat on. The boundaries are on the shorter side and the consistent bounce allows the batsmen to play their shots. The average first-inning score here is around 170. However, teams batting first will be hoping to get closer to 200. There are some green patches on the pitch which will generate some movement. Since this is a day match, dew will not be much of a factor.

The weather will remain warm and humid with temperatures of between 30-35 degrees Celsius. 


MI vs KKR Betting Tips

With MI finally hitting its stride with a win in the previous match, we think playing at home against KKR is a great opportunity for MI to get another win under its belt. Its bowling is a bit under-powered this season but KKR's batting is not the strongest either. 

We have faith in the MI batting unit to be able to get their team a win.

Bet on the Mumbai Indians to win.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Satbet


    Rinku Singh Total Runs

    Over 15.5 (1.87)


Rinku Singh is having a wonderful outing with the bat this season and appears to be in prime form at the moment. He has put up scores of 46, 48, and 58 in the last 3 matches and we are expecting another good inning from him here.

  1. GG Bet

    GG Bet

    Highest Score after 1st 6 overs

    Mumbai Indians (1.80)


Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan are both explosive batsmen for the Mumbai Indians at the top of the order. Wankhede Stadium has been their favorite hunting ground and we are likely to see them get some quick runs during the Powerplay.

  1. Betway


    To Hit A Six

    Rohit Sharma (1.60)


A superb six-hitter, Rohit Sharma is now in good form with a strong performance in the previous match. He has been more attacking from the start, has a great record against KKR, and is being offered at a good price. Well worth taking a punt on.

Today Match Prediction

Mumbai Indians To Win the Match, 1.75

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Who will win MI vs KKR

Mumbai Indians 75.44% (427)
Kolkata Knight Riders 24.56% (139)
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