Defending champions Mumbai Indians will play against Kolkata Knight Riders at their fortress Abu Dhabi. MI vs KKR rivalry over the years has been a very one-sided game as Mumbai Indians have come out victorious on 22 out of 28 occasions. However, if Kolkata manage to defeat this Mumbai side, then they will go to 4th position on the points table today.
KKR, who looked poor in the 1st phase of IPL 2021 redeemed themselves in the match against RCB in Abu Dhabi just 3 days back. A Kolkata win against Mumbai will surely open up the points table and might put MI's performance under radar. For Mumbai, Rohit Sharma is likely to return to the playing XI and his presence might help his team tactically.
Numbers and stats to look at in the MI vs KKR game:
Most runs for MI vs KKR in IPL - Rohit Sharma (866 runs)
Most wickets for MI [Among current players] vs KKR in IPL - Jasprit Bumrah (12 wickets)
Most runs for KKR [Among currrent players] vs MI in IPL - Andre Russell (183 runs)
Most wickets for KKR vs MI in IPL - Sunil Narine (22 wickets)
1000 - Rohit Sharma needs 18 more runs to smash 1000 runs against KKR in IPL.
Most runs against an opponent in IPL:
Rohit Sharma - 982 vs KKR
David Warner - 943 vs PBKS
David Warner - 915 vs KKR
Virat Kohli - 909 vs DC
Virat Kohli - 895 vs CSK
1000 - Eoin Morgan needs 46 more runs to complete 1000 runs for KKR while Ishan Kishan needs 24 more runs to complete 1000 runs for MI in IPL.
4000 - Dinesh Karthik needs 54 more runs to complete 4000 runs in IPL.
50 - Shubman Gill will play his 50th match in IPL. Krunal Pandya needs 1 more wicket to pick 50 wickets in IPL.
400 - Rohit Sharma needs 3 more sixes to become the first Indian player to smash 400 sixes in T20 Cricket.
184.56 - Hardik Pandya has the highest S.R of 184.56 against KKR (min 125 balls faced) in the IPL history. If he plays, then he is expected to be a key player for his team in the death overs.