MI vs KKR
There are certain teams in the history of the IPL where there is an added heat of their previous rivalry existing between the two teams who are competing with each other. One of such clashes is the MI vs KKR match which is always the centre of attraction for fans.
The performance of the KKR team has not been up to the mark in the last few seasons of the IPL. They failed miserably to qualify for the playoffs in 2019 & 2020. After displaying poor performance in the first half of the IPL last year, Eoin Morgan was handed the Captaincy of KKR to steady their submerging ship in the rest of the season. Whereas Mumbai Indians had a blasting season last year as they clinched the IPL title for the fifth time. MI will look forward to defending their title win. This year, Mumbai Indians & Kolkata Knight Riders will face each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai and M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
MI vs KKR Head to Head Stats:
MI & KKR have played 27 matches against each other. Mumbai Indians won 21 matches while Kolkatta is staggering behind with 6 wins.
Number of Matches being Played between MI & KK: 27
Matches won by Mumbai Indians: 21
Matches won by KKR: 6
Top performers for MI vs KKR:
In the matches played between MI & KKR, Rohit Sharma is the highest scorer for Mumbai Indians by scoring 823 runs followed by Suryakumar Yadav 367 runs & Kieron Pollard 246 runs. For KKR, Dinesh Karthik is the highest run scorer against MI. He scored 330 runs in 22 games.
In terms of bowling, Sunil Narine is the most successful bowler for KKR by scalping 22 wickets whereas for Mumbai Indians Jasprit Bumrah’s is the highest wicket-taker by scalping 12 wickets followed by Hardik Pandya’s 11 wickets.
KKR vs MI Match Details:
Date: April 13, 2021.
Time: 7.30 pm IST.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium
The weather would be cloudy & warm in Chennai while the average temperature will be around 29 degree Celsius. Dew is expected to play a key role in the later stages of the match.
The wicket in Chennai would be a heaven for the batsmen to bat. The pitch doesn’t offer many turns but the ball has gripped in the surface as observed on most of the occasions. Any score around 180 will be competitive to chase.