- Mumbai Indians (MI) has a 22-8 head-to-head lead over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
- Kolkata Knight Riders are currently placed second last in the IPL 2022 points table, while Mumbai Indians is at the bottom of the table.
- The Kolkata Knight Riders have lost six of their past seven games and are on the verge of being eliminated from the playoffs.
The Mumbai Indians will face the Kolkata Knight Riders in a thrilling match at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Both teams haven’t had the best of runs in the competition, and KKR is on the verge of joining MI as the squad that has given up on making to the IPL 2022 playoffs. Despite a poor start, the Mumbai Indians have won their past two games and will undoubtedly seek to conclude the season on a good note.
The Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, had a strong start to the competition but have subsequently lost six of their past seven games. With only four victories in 11 games, KKR does not have much time to rethink their strategy and will need to deliver their A game soon. The duo of Aaron Finch and Baba Indrajith at the top isn’t working, so they’ll likely bring in Ajinkya Rahane and Sam Billings to bring stability.
MI Vs KKR Head To Head
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 30 IPL games against one other. MI has won 22, whereas KKR has only won 8. Therefore, Mumbai Indians has a dominating record against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
MI Vs KKR Last 5 Encounters
6th April 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
23rd April 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
13th April 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 10 runs
16th October 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
23rd September 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 49 runs
Additional Stats Of MI and KKR
MI highest score against KKR: 210
KKR highest score against MI: 232
Most runs for MI: 5,809 (Rohit Sharma)
Most runs for KKR: 4,021 (Ajinkya Rahane)
Most wickets for MI: 135 wickets (Jasprit Bumrah)
Most wickets for KKR: 151 wickets (Sunil Narine)
Lowest total defended by MI against KKR: 148
Lowest total defended by KKR against MI: 140
Mumbai Indians have regained their rhythm, and shaky KKR will find it difficult to stop them. In addition, MI has a strong head-to-head record against KKR. As a result, they will be favourites on Monday.
Therefore, Mumbai Indians (MI) is expected to win the match.