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KKR v MI match-1 IPL 2015 Predictions - IPL 8 KKR v MI M1 Preview

KKR v MI match-1 IPL 2015 Predictions - IPL 8 KKR v MI M1 Preview

IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony has been ended and It's the time to begin the T20 IPL 8 show. It's 8th April, and the 1st Match of IPL 2015 will be played b/w Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians. Simply the contest b/w #KorboLorboJeetboRe vs #ApunKaSuperStar. This is also the match b/w 2015 defending champions vs 2013 IPL champions can say as, KKR vs MI match-1 IPL 2015. Both team will start the IPL 2015 tournament in the Eden Gardens, Kolkata live at 8:00 PM. Take a look upon KKR vs MI match-1 IPL 2015 Predictions & IPL 8 Preview below in the post. Winning team will directly get the 2 points here. Rain can be the crucial factor here.

Interesting Facts about Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) match-1 IPL 2015-

  • KKR embark on the Pepsi IPL 2015 journey eyeing a third Indian Premier League title – following their success in 2012 and last season. 
  • The franchise has retained the bulk of the squad that won them the title last season and made additions to the squad during the Pepsi IPL 2015 Player Auction – more to give the captain and coach the flexibility of depth and variety.
  • Mumbai Indians, who clinched the title in 2013 and qualified for the Playoffs in the 2014 season, will be aiming to go the distance and lay their hands on silverware yet again.
  • After a turbulent start – losing their first five matches, MI picked themselves up, rallied brilliantly and edged the Rajasthan Royals out in the race to the Playoffs, before losing to the Chennai Super Kings in the Eliminator.
  • The New Zealander John Wright, who was the head coach last season, has handed the baton to Ricky Ponting, come along with Australian experience.

KKR v MI match-1 IPL 2015 details:

  • IPL 8 1st Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
  • Timing: 8:00pm IST (6:30pm GST, 02:30PM GMT), Wednesday 8th April 2015
  • Venue: Eden Gardens. Kolkata

One Side Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

  • KKR have relied heavily on their openers – skipper Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa – to set up a platform. 
  • After which an experienced and explosive middle-order – comprising Manish Pandey, Shakib-al-Hasan, Yusuf Pathan and Surya Kumar Yadav - can cut loose. 
  • On the bowling front, KKR will be boosted by the news that their premier bowler Sunil Narine - who was reported for a suspect action last season – has been cleared and can reclaim his place in the XI.

Other Side Mumbai Indians (MI)

  • The Mumbai Indians too have plenty of explosive batsmen in their line-up. 
  • Aaron Finch is expected to partner Unmukt Chand at the top of the innings; the Australian, together with skipper Rohit Sharma, Corey Anderson and Kieron Pollard will play key roles in MI’s batting scheme of things. 
  • On the bowling front, the eight overs combined of Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh will be critical to MI’s success.

KKR vs MI Previous Meetings

  • Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians indicates the latter have generally dominated those contests. 
  • MI have won 10 of their 14 contests against KKR.
  • Most recently, when the two teams met last season, KKR got the better of MI on both occasions – firstly by 41 runs at Abu Dhabi and subsequently by 6 wickets in Cuttack.

KKR vs MI Trivia & look-forward to


  • The KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir will be aware of his poor record against the Mumbai Indians. 
  • The left-hander has an aggregate of 79 runs (with a best of 27) and an average of 9.89 in eight outings for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • In 9 of their 14 matches against MI so far, KKR have had opening partnerships of less than 10 runs.
  • With 6 wins in 7 IPL matches at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Mumbai Indians have the best record among all the visiting teams.
  • KKR’s Chinaman bowler Brad Hogg will be 44 years and 61 days old on the day of the match. If he takes the field, he will be the oldest cricketer to play in the IPL. 

Look Forward to-

  • The contest between Rohit Sharma and Sunil Narine promises to be mouthwatering. 
  • The Trinidadian mystery spinner has so far dismissed the MI skipper thrice in six matches.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians match-1 IPL 2015 Predictions (KKR vs MI M1 Predictions):

  • Home Advantage for KKR team will be very helpful in this match. KKR vs MI match-1 IPL 8 is the contest b/w Bat vs Bat. Both teams contains solid batting line up.
  • Kolkata Knight riders as well as Mumbai Indians, both sides are good fielding aspects, If we neglect the Final match of KKR vs KXIP IPL 2014. Main experience comes from Internation Cricket for both of the sides.
  • If Kolkata Knight Riders bat 1st and score 175+ runs, then they can defend this type of total against Mumbai Indians at this unexpected nature wicket of Kolkata. There is always some due factor, because match will start at 8:00 PM.
  • If Mumbai Indians bat 1st, then they have to score at least 185+ runs to defend this type of total against Kolkata Knight Riders solid & attacking batting line up.
  • Both teams are good in chasing the total. So, It’s hoping that chasing team will win this time again in IPL 2015 Opening match.

KKR vs MI match-1 Predictions Ratio:

  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 60% Win
  • Mumbai Indians: 40% Win

What Next in IPL-8 2015:

  • Kolkata Knight Riders will play their next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at April 11 at the same venue.
  • While Mumbai Indians will play their next match against IPL 2014 runner-up Kings XI Punjab at their home ground on April 12.


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