- Kolkata Knigh Riders will face defending champions Mumbai Indian today in the 34th match of IPL 2021
- In the 28 matches played between the two teams, MI has won 22 giving them a big edge
- MI Vs KKR will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium at 7:30 PM (IST)
In the 34th match of the Indian Premier League 2021, defending champions Mumbai Indians will face the Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Stadium at 7:30 PM (IST). On the IPL 2021 points table, there is not much to differentiate between the two team as Mi site on 4th position while KKR sits at 6th.
MI has a lead of only 2 points over KKR, however, KKR enjoys a positive NRR of 0.110 while MI has a negative NRR of 0.071.
Both teams will come in the match after winning just 2 of their last 5 matches in IPL 2021.
MI and KKR last met each other on the field in the current IPL itself, it was the 5th match of the cash-rich tournament at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 13th April which was won by Mumbai Indian by 10 runs.
MI Vs KKR Head To Head Stats
Mumbai Indian are the force to be reckoned with in the Indian Premier League and their overall stats prove this, looking at their last encounter with KKR, MI proved that they are an all round team with great depth.
Playing on 13th April 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, MI faced KKR and put up a total of 152 in 20 overs with Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma scoring most runs with 56 (36) and 43(32) respectively. KKR’s bowling did their best to restrict them with Andre Russell taking 5 wickets in his 2 overs and giving away just 15 runs.
Though KKR would have thought that it is a modest scored to chase, they had another thing coming for you. Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill played good knocks of 57(47) and 33(24) respectively, they were restricted to 142/7 by the Mi players. Rahul Chahar tool 4 wickets in his 4 overs and gave just 27 runs. Trent Boult, too, gave same runs in his 4 spells and also took 2 wickets.
MI won the match by 10 runs.
In the 28 matches MI and KKR have played against each other, Mumai Indians have won a staggering 22 times while KKR won just 6 times.
PBKS Vs RR Last 5 Encounters
13th April 2021: Mumbai Indians won by 10 runs
16th October 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
23rd September 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 49 runs
5th May 2019: Mumbai Indians won by 9 wickets
28th April 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders won by 34 runs
Additioanl Stats Of DC & SRH
MI highest score against KKR: 210
KKR highest score against MI: 232
Highest Individual Score against KKR: 109* (Rohit Sharma)
Highest Individual Score against MI: 81* (Manish Pandey)
Most wickets for MI against KKR: 20 (Lasith Malinga)
Most wickets for KKR against MI: 22 (Sunil Narine)
Lowest MI score against KKR: 108
Lowest KKR score against MI: 67
MI has the advantage over KKR which is not hidden at all given their past record from the very 1st seaon on the Indian Premier League. However, we could not disregard that KKR has a very good team and has won the IPL as well.
We think it will be a close match and keep the fans on their edge, but if we have to choose a winner it will be Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians have a complete team, they have variety of bowlers which can change the change at any moment. Talking about their batting prowess, even the 10th man has the ability to play some big knocks.