Kolkata Knight Riders
In the 12 year history of IPL, Mumbai Indians (MI) has emerged as the team to beat. They have won the title 4 times, leaving behind Chennai Super Kings, who have won thrice. The reasons for this continued success are quite evident. Their primary strength has been their bowling. Although their batting has faltered on a few occasions, yet they always manage to produce a team performance that is good enough on balance. Another strong point for MI is their stellar think tank, which includes the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, among others.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is looked upon as a team that could have achieved more than it has. They seem to have everything going for them. They have a celebrity owner who doesn’t shy away from spending big money. They have always had very strong teams as well, with adequate bench strength. Their home ground Eden Gardens is the biggest in Asia, and vociferous home support is often crucial. The pitch at Eden also supports the bowling attack of KKR. Therefore, KKR has always had a lot of attention to itself. All the KKR-MI matches played so far in IPL have been keenly followed by the media and by respective supporters as well.
Last 5 matches:
KKR vs MI
There have been some memorable moments in KKR vs MI matches. MI scored the highest-ever T20 total at the Eden Gardens. Hardik, Shubman, and a host of others have given several memorable moments. This is the reason fans are eagerly awaiting the KKR vs MI clash in IPL 2020.
KKR vs MI 2017
MI was put in to bat at the Eden cauldron. The standout performers for them with the bat were Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayadu. Tiwary was coming back to the team after having played the first three seasons for MI. He powered his way to a half-century in double-quick time. At the other end, Rayudu relied more on sweet timing and great placement to get his boundaries. He was the top scorer with 63 well-made runs. In their reply, KKR seemed to be within sight of the target for the most part. But when they would look to improve the pace of scoring, they would lose a wicket. Manish Pandey with 33 was the only batsman who showed the will to stay for a longer period. Southee, Hardik Pandya, and Vinay Kumar all picked up two wickets apiece, helping MI win by 9 runs.
KKR vs MI 2018
The next year was nothing like the seemingly close encounter of the previous year. MI handed KKR an embarrassing defeat at their home ground. MI took the first strike, and the youngsters stood up to be counted. The wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan top scored with a gutsy 62 in just 21 balls. He was ably supported by Suryakumar Yadav and the captain Rohit Sharma. They both scored 36. This set up a daunting 211 run target for KKR. The scoreboard pressure got to KKR, and they never really took off during their chase. They collapsed in a heap for 108, giving MI a 102 run victory.
KKR vs MI 2019
After two successive home defeats in the earlier years, KKR was finally able to hand it to MI in their 2019 clash. Opener Shubman Gill took just 45 balls to get to 76, and KKR never looked back from there. If anyone could upstage that, it was Andre Russell. He scored 80 in 40 balls. With 8 maximums and 6 boundaries, 72 of those 80 runs were in boundaries. The target of 233 was always going to be difficult, but MI didn’t give up without a fight. Hardik Pandya took the fight to the opposition with 91 runs off just 34 balls. But the rest of the team didn’t really provide solid support. MI folded for 198, to give table victory.
KKR vs MI Live
Watching an IPL game at the venue is always a big attraction, especially for iconic stadiums like Eden Gardens or Wankhede Stadium. But many a time, it is not convenient to watch the game live. There could be work commitments. The traffic is usually a big deal breaker. Also, some people feel claustrophobic at a big stadium. They prefer the comfort of their offices or homes. If you are one of them, you can use any of the streaming websites or mobile apps. There are a number of such sites with which IPL has entered into contracts.
KKR vs MI Match Prediction
As we get ready for IPL 2020, the KKR vs MI matches will hold a lot of interest. Many pundits look at the immediate previous clash to foretell what will happen. The last IPL match between these two teams was played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. MI comprehensively thrashed KKR by 9 runs, with almost 4 overs to spare. Subscribe to our email service to find out more about IPL Betting in the upcking IPL 2020 season.
KKR vs MI Head to Head
The two teams have played each other 25 times in the IPL so far. The quality of the two teams is not reflected in the results, though. KKR has managed only 6 wins, being outplayed as many as 19 times. KKR doesn’t seem to have pulled together as a team against MI. In the list of top 5 batsmen by runs, three are from KKR. It is pretty obvious that the rest of KKR haven’t matched up. Sunil Narine and Shakib are the only two KKR bowlers in the top 5 bowlers by wickets. Malinga, Hardik, and Harbhajan are the three MI bowlers.
Games played: 25
KKR wins: 6
MI wins: 19
No result: 1
56th Match, (N) at Mumbai, May 5 2019
Kolkata Knight Riders 133/7 vs Mumbai Indians 134/1 (16.1/20 ov, target 134)
Mumbai Indians won by 9 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
47th Match, (N) at Kolkata, Apr 28 2019
Kolkata Knight Riders 232/2 vs Mumbai Indians 198/7 (20 ov, target 233)
KKR won by 34 runs
41st match, (N) at Kolkata, May 9 2018
Mumbai Indians 210/6 vs Kolkata Knight Riders 108 (18.1/20 ov, target 211)
Mumbai Indians won by 102 runs
37th match, (D/N) at Mumbai, May 6 2018
Mumbai Indians 181/4 vs Kolkata Knight Riders 168/6 (20 ov, target 182)
Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs
|2019||Mumbai Indians||9 Wickets||Mumbai|
|2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||34 Runs||Kolkata|
|2018||Mumbai Indians||102 Runs||Kolkata|
|2018||Mumbai Indians||13 Runs||Mumbai|
|2017||Mumbai Indians||7 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2017||Mumbai Indians||9 Runs||Kolkata|
|2017||Mumbai Indians||4 Wickets||Mumbai|
|2016||Mumbai Indians||6 Wickets||Mumbai|
|2016||Mumbai Indians||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2015||Mumbai Indians||5 Runs||Mumbai|
|2015||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||41 Runs||Abu Dhabi|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Cuttack|
|2013||Mumbai Indians||65 Runs||Mumbai|
|2013||Mumbai Indians||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||32 Runs||Mumbai|
|2012||Mumbai Indians||27 Runs||Kolkata|
|2011||Mumbai Indians||4 Wickets||Mumbai|
|2011||Mumbai Indians||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2010||Mumbai Indians||7 Wickets||Mumbai (BS)|
|2009||Mumbai Indians||9 Runs||East London|
|2009||Mumbai Indians||92 Runs||Port Elizabeth|
|2008||Mumbai Indians||8 Wickets||Mumbai|
|2008||Mumbai Indians||7 Wickets||Kolkata|