Mumbai Indians enjoy a very healthy winning rate over Kolkata Knight Riders. Although KKR are the defending champions and MI have failed in three attempts despite being one of the strongest side, although in the current edition KKR looks down and out while MI looks good to sail ahead at continue domination at home. Otherwise also they have a complete control over KKR with 9 wins in 11 matches.
Mumbai Indians have dominated Kolkata Knight Riders with 9 wins. KKR has won 2 matches only winning one in 2010 and other in 2012.
Head-to-Head: MI 9, KKR 2
- MI def KKR by 7 Wickets
MI def KKR by 8 Wickets
- MI def KKR by 92 runs
MI def KKR by 9 Runs
- MI def KKR by 7 wickets
KKR def MI def by 9 wickets
- MI def KKR by 5 wkts
by 4 wickets, MOM: Munaf Patel
- MI won by 27 runs, MOM: Rohit Sharma
KKR won by 32 runs, MOM: Sunil Narine
- MI won by 5 wkts, MOM: Dwayn Smith
In 2008, MI won 7 and lost 7 too. KKR won 6 and lost 7.
In 2009, MI won 5 and lost 8, with one match abandoned. KKR won only 3 and lost remaining.
In 2010 they were extremely successful winning 11 and losing only 4. KKR with 7 wins and 7 losses could not reach knockout due to less NRR>
MI won 9 and lost 5, while KKR won 8 and lost 6.
MI reached the Eliminator winning 10 and losing 7. KKR won the tournament winning 12, losing 5 and 1 no result against Deccan Chargers.
MI is at 3rd position with 3 wins and 3 losses in 6 matches, while defending champion KKR is in a state of bother having lost 7 of their 11 matches, winning only 4, and they must win all the remaining 5 matches now to avoid knockout.
MIs Fixture and Results in 2013
KKRs Fixture and Results in 2013
Mumbai Indians have the best team record, after CSK with 50 Wins, 37 Losses, 1 NR against Rajasthan Royals in 2009. KKR on the other hand has 42 wins and lost 43 with 3 no results, one each against DD, CSK and DC.
Mumbai Indians have been a better team than Kolkata Knight Riders in 2013 edition. They have crossed 200 runs mark once, although have been bowled out below 100 runs also once. Their middle order is strong, and even from lower order Harbhajan is providing good support. Karthik and Rohit Sharma in particular are shining, while Pollard and Rayudu are providing good helping hands at the death. Dwayn Smith has stopped the quick wicket fall on top.
MI Team Performance in 2013
KKR on the other hand is struggling. Morgan is the sole warrior in batting alongwith Narine in bowling, who is not that effective in this season. Their middle order is collapsing and although Yusuf Pathan has played a winning knock but Morgan needs more support to win the matches. Kallis has the ability but he is still struggling.
KKR Team Performance in 2013
KKR has good bowlers for slow turners while MIs bowling was a concern. But the team that bowls out CSK below 100, for the first time in IPL history, cannot be considered weak on bowling anymore. A slow pitch would give KKR some hope but otherwise MI batsmen may not find it tough to deal with slowers of KKR bowlers and with KKR batsmen struggling for form, the match is for MI to continue their winning streak at home.