The defending champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 34th match of IPL 2021 at Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Mumbai Indians have won four out of the eight matches they have played whereas Kolkata Knight Riders have won three out of the eight they have played so far. Thus, it will be a crucial match for both these teams.
We have made Match Prediction for you that can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head-to-head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form for Mumbai Indians: L L W W L
Mumbai Indians haven’t got off to an ideal start but we have seen on numerous occasions that they can bounce back from a poor position. They have the experience in their squad and Rohit Sharma will look to get his team back on the right track. Mumbai has quality players in their team and one expects them to bounce back in style.
Current form for Kolkata Knight Riders: L L W L W
KKR’s last win against RCB was comprehensive and it would have added a lot of confidence to the team after a horrid run in the first phase of the IPL. KKR’s spinners – Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy – were right on the money against RCB. Furthermore, Andre Russell had also did a good job with the ball. Shubaman Gill’s return to form and performance of debutant Venkatesh Iyer was also a big positive for the team.
Head to Head: Overall matches – 28, Won by MI – 22, Won by KKR – 6.
Mumbai Indians have a huge advantage in the head-to-head battle.
Players to watch out for: Mumbai Indians will rely on Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, and Sunil Narine will hold the key for KKR.
Match Prediction: Despite losing their last match against CSK, MI will begin the contest as favorites against KKR.