IPL 2022, MI vs KKR: Laggards Mumbai Indians take on beleaguered Kolkata Knight Riders | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Buoyed by two successive wins towards Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans, five-time winners Mumbai Indians will hope to notch up their third win on the trot in IPL 2022 once they lock horns with a beleaguered Kolkata Knight Riders, who’re coming off a 75-run thrashing by the hands of Lucknow Tremendous Giants in Pune, on the DY Patil Stadium on Monday evening.
In an unprecedented low, the Rohit Sharma-led staff misplaced eight straight matches, earlier than lastly managing to atleast restore their pleasure to somewhat extent due to victories towards Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans.

Tim David’s re-induction within the staff within the final two video games he additionally chipped in with an unbeaten 9-ball 20 towards the Royals on the DY Patil Stadium on April 30 has given MI the firepower they badly missed within the first eight video games.
It additionally begs the query: simply why was the 26-year-old, tall, strongly-built Singaporean, who possesses a median of 34.03 and a strike charge of 160.28 in T20 cricket, benched by MI after he was out for 12 & 1 in his first two video games? And why has Kieron Pollard, who’s endured maybe his worst 12 months with MI simply 129 runs in 10 video [email protected] been given an prolonged run regardless of struggling?

MI, and Team India, would even be happy to see skipper Rohit and Kishan discover some runs after an odd present which has damage the staff badly within the first eight video games.
Sharma’s poor form-just 198 runs in 10 video [email protected], in reality, was termed by coach Mahela Jayawardene as “disappointing,” whereas he additionally revealed he would have a “dialog” with Kishan, who has simply 270 runs in 10 video [email protected]

Whereas Sams has been a revelation within the bowling division, the poor type of Jasprit Bumrah should fear each MI and the Indian selectors.
The Knight Riders, in the meantime, are solely barely higher. They started the season by profitable their first three matches, earlier than shedding 5 video games in a row-six of their final seven truly. Languishing at No 8, they should win their remaining three video games after which hope for a miracle to qualify for the playoffs.

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