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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 56- Mumbai vs Kolkata- Preview, Playing XI’s, Pitch Report & Updates

By Alan

May 8, 2022

The next match of the Indian T20 League 2022 will include teams from the bottom half of the points table. In the tournament's 56th encounter, Kolkata and Mumbai will face off against each other. The match will take place on May 9th at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. This will be the second meeting between the two this season. Kolkata won the first match by five wickets. Kolkata stands eighth in the points table with four wins in 11 games. Mumbai, on the other hand, has two wins in 10 games. They stand at the bottom of the standings.

Team Updates

Mumbai

Mumbai has finally managed to pick two consecutive wins against Rajasthan and Gujarat. The men in blue and gold are officially out of the race for the playoffs, but they would look to make the most out of their remaining games. The team has made progress in all departments, but there is still more work to be done. They will have to give consistent performances with the bat and the ball.

In the next match, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, the openers, will have to give similar performances as their last game. The five-time champions will make no changes to their winning combination from the previous game.

Players to watch out for

Rohit Sharma- Rohit Sharma has not had the best season. He has scored only 198 runs in 10 matches. However, he looked in great touch in his innings of 43 against Gujarat. He would like to continue his form in the upcoming game.

Tilak Varma- Tilak Varma has been in excellent form for Mumbai. With 328 runs in 10 games this season, he is their leading scorer. He has an average of 41 in the tournament. The 19-year-old would like to keep the form intact.

Probable Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith

Kolkata

The men in purple have not had the best season so far. They have not been able to make much of an impact. They are coming out of a major loss against Lucknow. Kolkata faced a batting collapse as they were all-out for 101 in the match. The team must ensure that they improve their batting performance against Mumbai. Their bowling, on the other hand, has been spectacular this season.

Umesh Yadav has looked excellent with the new ball. Tim Southee has also made significant contributions with the ball. In the next game, Umesh Yadav could return to the team from his injury in place of Shivam Mavi.

Players to watch out for

Andre Russell- Andre Russell has been the only consistent player with the bat for Kolkata. He has scored 272 runs at an average of 38.85 this season. He has also been handy with the ball as he has taken 12 wickets this season.

Sunil Narine- Sunil Narine has not taken many wickets this season, but he has put batters under pressure. He has taken eight wickets in 11 games at an economy rate of just 5.22 runs per over. He would now like to take more wickets as well.

Probable Playing XI

Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi/Umesh Yadav, Harshit Rana

Head to Head

Stats Matches Won by Mumbai Won by Kolkata No Result
Overall 30 22 8 0
Last 5 Matches 5 3 2 0
Indian T20 League 2022 1 0 1 0
Indian T20 League 2021 2 1 1 0

Pitch Report

The track at the DY Patil has slowed down a lot and has become sticky. The spinners will have a fun time at this wicket. The batters might struggle with the difficult playing conditions. The team winning the toss would want to bowl first here.

Match Details

Date- 9th May 2022

Time- 7:30 p.m (IST)

Venue- DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar