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- In 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians by 41 runs in Abu Dhabi.
- In this season’s opening match, Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai by 5 wickets
The 5th match of the 13th season of IPL will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in Abu Dhabi today. Mumbai has played two matches on this ground so far and has lost in both. Here the team played the opening match of this season, in which Chennai Super Kings defeated by 5 wickets. Earlier in 2014, KKR beat them by 41 runs.
Mumbai’s record in the UAE has been extremely poor. The first 20 matches of the IPL were held in the UAE in 2014 due to the Lok Sabha elections. Then Mumbai played 5 matches here and was defeated in all. At the same time, in the UAE, KKR have won 2 out of 5 matches and lost 3. KKR played 3 matches in Abu Dhabi, winning 2 and winning 1 match.
Mumbai won the title 4 times and Kolkata 2 times.
Mumbai has won the title 4 times (2019, 2017, 2015, 2013) in IPL history. The last time he defeated Chennai by 1 run in the final. Mumbai has played the final 5 times so far. At the same time, Kolkata has played the final twice (2014, 2012) so far and has been the champion both times.
Mumbai’s success rate in IPL is 57.44%, higher than KKR
In the league, Mumbai Indians are on top with 109 matches out of 188 wins. The team’s success rate is 57.44%. Mumbai has lost 79 matches so far. At the same time, KKR has so far won 92 matches out of 178 and lost 86 matches. The team has a success rate of 52.52%.
Pitch and Weather Report: The sky will be clear during the match in Abu Dhabi. Temperatures are likely to be between 29 and 38 degrees Celsius. The pitch can help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that won the toss at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium would prefer to bowl first. The success rate of the first bowling team in the last 45 T20s here was 56.8%.
Total T20 on this ground: 45
First Batting Team Won: 19
First bowling team won: 26
Average team score in first innings: 137
Team’s average score in the second innings: 128
KKR could win only one of the last 10 matches against Mumbai
So far 25 matches have been played between Mumbai and KKR. In this, Mumbai won the most 19 matches, while it has lost 6. 1 match was inconclusive. Talking about the last 10 matches, KKR has been able to beat Mumbai only once. If Mumbai team wins this match then it will become the first team to win 20+ matches against one team.
Karthik, Russell and Naren Key-players for KKR
Kolkata will have the highest expectations from Andre Russell apart from off-spinner and opener batsman Sunil Narine. Although Russell did not bowl much in the CPL recently. In the 2019 season, Russell hit 52 sixes while batting aggressively. Russell also has the highest strike rate of 186.41 in the IPL.
KKR expects IPL’s most expensive foreign player Pat Cummins
KKR would like to win the first match of the season under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik. The team also has the most expensive foreign player in IPL history, Pat Cummins. KKR has bought this Australian fast bowler for 15.50 crores. For this reason, the franchisees will also have full expectations from them. Captain Rohit Sharma will be the most expensive player in Mumbai with Rs 15 crore.
Rohit, Hardik and Pollard to win first win of Mumbai season
Apart from captain Rohit Sharma, all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard will be on hand to give Mumbai their first win of the season. Suryakumar Yadav and Saurabh Tiwari may appear again in the middle order. At the same time, the bowling department will depend on Jaspreet Bumrah, Trent Bold and James Pattinson.