The fierce rivalry between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians is nothing new to cricket fans. Both teams are very competitive and have relentlessly faced each other in the seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Although Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians IPL matches haven’t always been dramatic to watch, the two franchises are very competitive, and one can never predict the game outcome until its very end.
|Head to Head||Historical Matches|
|Mumbai Indians||Kolkata Knight Riders|
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So far, Mumbai Indians (MI) have had the upper hand at most checkpoints in their collective history, always finding a response to Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) changing defences, tactics, and strategies.
Despite the overwhelming number of losses, the KKR have fought hard in each match and never delivered anything less than great performance and enthusiasm. KKR’s constant strive for greatness has earned them the underdog status in the IPL matchups against MI. The KKR vs MI rivalry is now known as the stiffest in the IPL records.
The Mumbai Indians were much better than the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020. Besides being champions, they’ve also defeated the Knight Riders in both of their meetups. In the first match, the Mumbai Indians won by 49 runs, and in the next game, they defeated the Riders by 8 wickets.
IPL 2021 was a bit more even for the heated rivalry. The Mumbai Indians ended fifth in the group stage, while the Kolkata Knight Riders were the runners-up. In the two games they’ve played against each other, the Indians won the first by 10 runs, while the Riders were victorious in the second, where they’ve won by 7 wickets.
Of all Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders matches in the IPL tournaments, we decided to pick our Top 3 games to give you a hint of what might come next:
All subsequent attempts to gain a similar streak against MI have failed, but those matches still stand out as one of the golden periods in KKR’s history.
Robin Uthappa ended the match with a career-best performance, while MI were missing a player due to international duty. The KKR finished second in that year’s IPL, while MI ended up in fourth.
Ishan Kishan was the star player, single-handedly pushing his team past the 200 marks. On KKR’s end, there was trouble from the start. They couldn’t get wickets in the Powerplay, and the match remains as the biggest win-margin in the MI vs. KKR rivalry.
KKR’s win that night was the first time they had overcome MI since 2015. Andre Russel was the star of the show as he crashed 80 runs from 40 balls and took two catches.
As the KKR records state, this franchise team represents the city of Kolkata and is one of the few teams to have won more than a single title. What’s more, they are one of the few teams to have played all 14 completed IPL seasons. And no, they won’t miss the 15th instalment of the IPL either. As the KKR stats show, they haven’t been much successful in their early years, but they quickly changed things. They’ve managed to win two titles (2012 and 2014) and get to the runner-up position in the last IPL season.
2021 was a big year for the Knight Riders. They finished the group stage as the fourth team in the rankings. They had the same number of points as none other than the Mumbai Indians, but their overall stats were better in the end. Then they won against the Royal Challengers and the Delhi Capitals in the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 matches. They lost to the Chennai Super Kings in the finals by 27 runs.
KKR IPL 2022 will be a spectacle as the Kolkata team is one of the favourites to win the championship. They are ready to win their third title, and we are left to see if that will happen. The team they’ve built for the season is certainly solid. They’ve retained four major players from last year — Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, and Andre Russell. However, they’ve also invested in a new skipper, the popular Shreyas Iyer, a massively good batsman.
Besides the new skipper, the old players are the biggest stars in the 2022 lineup — Andre Russell, the second-highest wicket-taker of the team and Sunil Narine, the most successful bowler the KKR team has ever had.
The only noticeable drawbacks of the new squad are the lack of Indian talent and the wicketkeeping department that could have been better.
The Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in the history of the IPL. The MI IPL record shows they’ve won five titles, the most in IPL history and made it into nine playoffs. They’ve even won the CLT20 title two times. From the very beginning of the IPL, the MI IPL team has been very successful. In the inaugural season, they were second on the table, and then in the year after, they were third.
After that, the Indians kept on getting better, and then in 2013, they won their first IPL title. The second came in 2015 when they started being one of the best teams in the league. As the MI IPL stats show, in 2016, they were fifth, and then they came back on the throne the next year. In 2018, they were fifth once again, and then they followed that achievement with two IPL titles. In 2021, they were fifth yet again. If we were to go by these records, it wouldn’t be surprising for the Mumbai Indians to win another title in IPL 2022.
Even though they were only fifth the last season, the Mumbai Indians are among the favourites to win IPL 2022. This is all due to the incredible MI IPL record, but primarily because of the fantastic team they’ve built for the 15th instalment of the Indian Premier League.
The MI IPL team now has a great squad of batters, both left and right-handed ones. But that’s not all, as the MI IPL stats show a great collection of power hitters and a good bowling department. The team retained four star players from last year — Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah. Besides them, the other notable MI players for the 2022 season are the batters Ishan, David, and Varma. However, the biggest purchase was the famous Ishan Kishan, for whom the MI paid 15.25 crore. He was also the biggest investment for the entire auction. Other notable purchases include Jofra Archer for 8 crore and Tim David for 8.25 crore.
Currently, Mumbai Indians are captained by Rohit Sharma, who’s their leading scorer. He’s supported by Lasith Malinga, who’s the leading wicket-taker in both the team and the entire history of the IPL.
If you’re looking to bet on MI vs. KKR matches, you’ve picked the right time. Both teams are at critical stages in their franchises’ history, and their upcoming IPL matches are sure to be some of the most enthralling ones to date.
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KKR vs MI Odds - 23-Sep-2021
|IPL match||KKR to Win||MI to Win|
|KKR vs MI||1.74||2.06|
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