Mumbai Indians historically have a very good record against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. MI have won 21 out of the 27 games they played against KKR in IPL. However, KKR is coming fresh from a victory against SRH in the same venue, so they will also be looking to roar high in Chennai.
With Quinton de Kock being back in the side, it will be interesting to see if Chris Lynn can retain his spot in the XI. MI might be tempted to go in with Piyush Chawla in place of Rahul Chahar. KKR, on the other hand, might replace Harbhajan Singh with Kuldeep Yadav.
Let us have a look at some of the stats and numbers ahead of the Kolkata and Mumbai clash:
Most runs for MI vs KKR : Rohit Sharma (823 runs)
Most runs for KKR [Among current players] vs MI : Andre Russell (174 runs)
Most wickets for MI [Among current players] vs KKR : Jasprit Bumrah (12 wickets)
Most wickets for KKR vs MI : Sunil Narine (22 wickets)
1000 – Rohit Sharma needs 61 more runs to become the 1st player to smash 1000 runs against a single IPL team.
Most runs vs IPL team
Rohit Sharma – 939 vs KKR*
David Warner – 915 vs KKR
David Warner – 906 vs PBKS
Virat Kohli – 897 vs DC
Virat Kohli – 887 vs CSK
200 – Kieron Pollard needs two more sixes to become the 3rd overseas player to smash 200 sixes in IPL.
1000 – Shubman Gill and Dinesh Karthik need 46 and 58 more runs, respectively, to record 1000 runs for KKR in IPL.
10 – Ishan Kishan needs 80 more runs to become the 10th player to record 1000 runs for MI alone in IPL.
14 – If MI win against KKR then Rohit Sharma as captain will record joint-most wins against the Kolkata franchise in IPL.
Most wins vs KKR in IPL
MS Dhoni – 14
Rohit Sharma – 13
Virat Kohli – 8
Sachin Tendulkar – 6
15 – Quinton de Kock needs 41 more runs to become the 15th overseas player to score 2000 runs in IPL.
50 – Trent Boult will be playing his 50th match in IPL.