Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians had gone head to head for 25 times in the IPL history. Mumbai Indians leads the race by winning 19 matches. Kolkata Knight Riders has 6 matches won.
It is seen that Mumbai Indians have huge advantage over Kolkata Knight Riders seen from the head to head stats. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each team.
KKR Team Analysis
For KKR captaincy had been a major issue. After Gautam Gambhir’s departure who lead the team to win the tournament two times. The team was not able to qualify to playoffs for the past two seasons, which is a huge drawback. With potential players like Sunil Narine, Andre Russell in the team, they were not able to perform well.
Dinesh Karthik should find some way out to get the team to perform well and get the team into playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders have a bad record against Mumbai Indians. The team is in the situation to win the match desperately. The two-time champions are against the four-time champions, which will be a good match to watch right.
Mumbai Indians Team Analysis
Mumbai Indians is a surprising team, no one knows when they will be changing gears. The four-time champions were looking to start their season successfully, but they lost to Chennai Super Kings. Due to the worldwide pandemic teams are finding it difficult to structure their team. Mumbai Indians are also facing the issue. They are unable to form a team that can outperform in overseas.
Against Kolkata Knight Riders they are maintaining a winning streak. In pitches like UAE, the team which has a beat bowling attack wins. Both teams should concentrate on their bowling side to maintain the win.
Two teams from opposite corners of the country face in tonight’s match. Let’s wait to see who is going to win their first match.