The 5-times champion of the Indian Premier League title, Mumbai Indians, had a bit of a setback in their start to the 2021 edition of this tournament. They lost the match against RCB by two wickets. However, the team is all set with their dedicated practice session results to face off KKR in the second leg of this tournament on 23rd September.
In the last few meetings of these teams, MI never failed to defeat the Knights. The odds go in favor of Mumbai Indians. However, KKR, led by Morgan, has won their first match of IPL 2021 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and is ready to defy the odds in this match.
|Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders||Sheikh Zayed Stadium||7:30 PM IST||Star Sports, Hotstar|
Eoin Morgan (C), Harbhajan Singh, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Kartik, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tripathi
Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jensen
|Played Matches||Won By SRH||Won By PBKS||Tie|
Rohit Sharma – Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma, captain of Mumbai Indians, has a record of exceptional performances against KKR. The opening batsman is in the best form after the stunning cricket performance in the last series against Sri Lanka and England. He has six half-centuries and an average strike rate of 31.33, with the highest run of 43 against KKR itself. He is a primary source of stress for the Knights in the upcoming game.
Andre Russel – Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russel has shown a magnificent bowling performance in the last MI vs. KKR IPL match, where he astonished the audience with five wickets for 15 runs in the entire match. Russel is a fast bowler with a great economy rate and speed in his bowling. He can become a nightmare for MI in this upcoming match.
IPL 2021 match prediction for MI vs. KKR – MI will win this match