Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

Mumbai Indians

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: 1st Innings Score Predictor IF MI Bats First: 

The Mumbai Indians have a strong batting line-up that has finishers like Pandya brothers. A total in excess of 160+ looks likely.

So close, yet so far.

The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will be cursing their luck for having not crossed the finishing line against the Rising Pune Supergiant in their first match of the tournament. Mumbai got so close and yet would’ve felt so far from the victory line. With 10 needed off the last 3 deliveries, 2 sixes from Steve Smith seized the match for Pune and Mumbai Indians were left shattered.

“Smith is the best batsman in the world” – Buttler from MI after losing to Pune

Rohit Sharma needs to take up the opening role

Mumbai will, however, come into the match knowing that they didn’t play that badly in the last match. The batting sure did impress, they’d be hoping for Rohit Sharma to come good for them. The Mumbai Indians have tried something new and innovative i.e. to get Buttler to open the batting along with Parthiv, with Rohit coming to bat at 1st down – perhaps they need to consider sending Rohit as an opener with Buttler because that’s the only way Rohit Sharma’s talent is maximized – at the top.

Strategic failure for Mumbai Indians, inept usage of resources

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy has come under scrutiny after the last match for having improperly managed his bowling resources and in the end, leaving himself with Pollard as the bowler to bowl the last and penultimate over. Sharma has returned from a prolonged injury and needs to take the center stage for Mumbai to turn into winning ways.

Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: 1st Innings Score Predictor IF KKR Bats First: 

KKR chased 180+ in their last match and they didn’t even need their middle order batsmen to chip in. With Gambhir and Lynn seeing the ball like a football, a total in excess of 170+ looks likely.

Gambhir & Lynn look like the perfect opening-duo

The KKR will take a lot of heart from the win against Gujarat Lions – it’ll perhaps go down as one of the finest wins for the franchise in the last 9 years of the IPL. Chasing over 180 runs with all 10 wickets in hand is not a mere feat and Gambhir along with Lynn deserves all the credit.

Gambir’s form is a sign of strengthened KKR

The captain has fired and with runs under his belt, Gambhir looks determined to win matches for his side and with a bold move such as sending Lynn to open the batting and demoting Uthappa – who performed really well for KKR last season shows that the side is willing to make desired changes to win. Gambhir’s form at the top makes KKR an extremely dangerous unit.

KKR’s bowling remains a little area of concern

The bowling will remain a slight concern for KKR with Narine going over 8 to the over in the last match. But, with prominence shown by Kuldeep Yadav – things are not all that bad. Gambhir will know how to extract performance from a key bowler like Kuldeep Yadav.

IPL 2017 Match Winner Predictor: 

Kolkata Knight Riders have with itself solid momentum. Even though Mumbai Indians will play at their home ground, KKR has very little to worry in either batting or bowling department. They start the match as clear favorites.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Key Player Predictor:

IPL 2017 Match Prediction : Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, can Buttler win it for Mumbai?
Buttler’s new role of opening is a sign of Mumbai Indian’s thinking aggressively

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    The Mumbai Indians will put their money on Jos Buttler to fire and we predict that he will score in excess of 30+ in the match and should he deliver a quick start, the likes of Rohit, Pollard and Pandya should cash in.

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