• KKR to face MI for the first time in IPL 2021
• MI would be eyeing for the win given their start to the campaign was with a loss against RCB
• Look at their head-to-head stats and more
In the 5th match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Mumbai Indians (MI). The team in blue would be keen on winning the match as they started their IPL 2021 campaign with a loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) which was also the opening match of IPL 2021.
The 5 time IPL winner, Mumbai Indians, will be going into their second game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, with the odds favouring them. Having faced each other in 27 matches, MU has won 21 times.
Not only this, in the last 12 meetings alone, MI has won 11 times.
Though Eoin Morgan and company do not have numbers in their favour, and both Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell failed to contribute much to their first game, KKR can take heart from the fact that they won their opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs. They will be looking to defy the odds.
The last time these two IPL franchises went head to head was in the 32nd match of IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on the 16th of October 2020 which MI won comfortably with 8 wickets and 19 balls in hand.
KKR put up a score of 148 after losing 5 wickets in their inning, and MI went on to win the match with the final score after 16.5 overs 149/2.
Quinton de Kock played a remarkable inning scoring 78 runs off of 44 balls, hitting 9 boundaries and 3 sixes. Rohit Sharma scored 35 runs.
KKR played a rather underwhelming inning with only Eoin Morgan and Pat Summins scoring more than 30 runs. Morgan scored 39 of 29 balls while Pat Cummins scored 53 from 36 balls, both remained unbeaten.
KKR Vs MI Head To Head
In the history of the Indian Premier League, the two sides have faced each other 27 times. Out of the 27 matches played, Mumbai Indians has dominated KKR by winning 21 matches and KKR winning only 6.
Having said this, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
KKR Vs MI Last 5 Encounters
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
8th May 2018: Mumbai Indians won by 108 runs
Additional Stats Of KKR and MI
KKR highest score against MI: 232
MI highest score against KKR: 210
Most runs for MI: 5,249 (Rohit Sharma)
Most runs for KKR: 3,845 (Dinesh Karthik)
Most wickets for MI: 170 wickets (Lasith Malinga)
Most wickets for KKR: 150 wickets (Harbhajan Singh)
Lowest total defended by KKR against MI: 148
Lowest total defended by MI against KKR: 140
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Though on paper both the teams showcase depth in their respective line-up, however, winning 11 games out of the last 12 matches and taking a closer look, winning 4 of the last 5 matches against KKR, Mumbai Indians would be the fan-favorite to win today’s match.