Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Mumbai and Kolkata lock horns in dead rubber

May 9, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for Match 56
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
9th May, 2022, 07:30 PM

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Mumbai Indians will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the match 56 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Saturday. The match is expected to begin at 07:30 PM IST.

In the previous meeting between the teams earlier in the competition, which was also played at Pune on 6th April, it was the Kolkata, who registered a comfortable win over Mumbai.

Teams Status

Mumbai Indians

Five-time IPL Champions, Mumbai Indians, have found some momentum at the fag end of the competition. The side has registered back-to-back victories in the competition and will be looking to more of the same against Kolkata Knight Riders.

In their previous outing, Mumbai registered a comfortable win over Gujarat Titans. Rookie batsman Tilak Verma is currently leading the batting charts for Mumbai Indians with 328 runs at a strike rate of 136.66.

Besides Tilak, Suryakumar Yadav (303 at 43.28 and strike-rate of 145.67), and opener Ishan Kishan (270 at 30.00 and strike-rate of 116.88) has also made some important contributions.

In the bowling department, Leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin has eight wickets at an average of 24.12 along with an economy-rate of just 7.72. 

Kolkata Knight Riders

With four victories to their name this season, Kolkata will be keen to put on a decent show against Mumbai Indians.

In their previous outing, the side suffered a thumping defeat by 75 runs against the newcomers Lucknow Super Giants.

Since Kolkata are already out of the contention for a spot in the playoffs, the management would be hoping that the players can play to their potential in this dead rubber.

Kolkata’s leading run-getter in the competition is captain Shreyas Iyer with 330 runs at an average of 33.33 along with the strike-rate of 133.95, which included two half-centuries.

All-rounder Andre Russell is second on the list with 272 runs at 38.85 and with the strike-rate of 183.78 with one half-century to his name.

With the ball in hand, pacer Umesh Yadav has shown excellent form this season and claimed 15 wickets in 10 outings at an average of 19.06.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders 1.80 2.02
PariPesa 1.768 2.172
22Bet 1.78 2.00
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The odds are in Mumbai’s favor, Kolkata will be looking to make a strong comeback in this dead rubber. On the sportsbooks at, Paripesa, and 22Bet, the odds for a Mumbai Indians win are placed at 1.80, 1.768, and 1.78, respectively. On the other hand, 2.04, 2.172 and 2.00 are the odds for a Kolkata victory in the three sportsbooks above.

Tipster’s Angle

After going through a horrible run in the competition, Mumbai Indians seemed to have got it right with two wins on the trot. Captain Rohit Sharma will be hoping that the side can continue their winning ways in this fixture.

On the other hand, Captain Shreyas Iyer will need to lead from the front with the bat to help Kolkata push Mumbai in this contest.

Tip: Andre Russell to lead the bowling charge for Kolkata @4.50

Medium-pacer Andre Russell has put in excellent performances in the eleven matches played for Kolkata this season. With 12 wickets in eleven matches, Andre Russell is backed to be top bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders. These odds have been sourced from

Tip: Suryakumar to continue his decent form for [email protected]

Middle-order batsman has put in notable contributions with the bat for Mumbai Indians in the eighth matches played so far this season. Jos Butler is expected to score well over 23.5 runs and is tipped to be top batsman for Mumbai Indians.These odds have been sourced from


On paper and as per the current form, Mumbai Indians are looking too strong and in form for a team like Kolkata Knight Riders, who have registered one victory in their previous seven outings.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Rohit Sharma-led side to secure another win on Monday.

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