While Mumbai have lost two games on the trot, Kolkata have won two of their three games thus far in Indian T20 League 2022.
Mumbai are favourites to win the tie based on their superior head-to-head against Kolkata - 22 wins in 29 meetings. However, Kolkata’s strong start to the latest season gives them a psychological edge heading into Wednesday’s fixture.
Kolkata vs Mumbai key player battles
Shreyas Iyer vs Jasprit Bumrah
Shreyas Iyer has begun his Kolkata career on a confident note as a batter and a captain. The Kolkata captain has scored 59 runs in three matches and will be eager to consolidate his head-to-head against Jasprit Bumrah.
In eight meetings, Iyer has hit 59 runs off 40 deliveries at a strike rate of 147.50. Bumrah, in turn, has dismissed the former just once. While he has grabbed three wickets in two Indian T20 League 2022 games, an economy rate of 8.18 is something Jasprit Bumrah will look to improve when facing Kolkata and Shreyas Iyer.
|Shreyas Iyer’s record vs Jasprit Bumrah
Rohit Sharma vs Umesh Yadav
With Rohit Sharma opening for Mumbai, Kolkata will look up to the experienced Umesh Yadav to keep the Hitman at bay.
In 14 head-to-head meetings, Rohit has hit 143 runs off 94 deliveries while being dismissed on four occasions. While the Mumbai captain has had a slow start to the latest campaign, Umesh Yadav currently leads the wickets charts with eight scalps and will be out to disrupt Rohit and Mumbai’s plans of scoring runs on a whim.
|Rohit Sharma’s record vs Umesh Yadav
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