Both the sides are sitting in the middle of the points table, with both having played 8 games each so far. After 4 wins and 4 losses, Mumbai Indians are placed fourth, while the Eoin Morgan-led outfit is positioned sixth, having won 3 games. Both are coming off contrasting results: MI lost to CSK while KKR registered an emphatic victory over RCB.
The 5-time champions have an incredibly-titled one-sided head-to-head record against the 2-time IPL titleholders: MI have defeated KKR in 22 of their 28 encounters, and have lost just one game in their last 12 meetings.
Earlier in the season when the two met, in Chennai, Rohit Sharma’s team produced a brilliant comeback with the ball, as KKR collapsed from 72/0 to 140/7, losing the match by 10 runs. Rahul Chahar, who has now been selected in India’s T20 World Cup squad, was impressive with a four-wicket haul.
IPL 2021, Match 34: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Toss Report
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and elected to bowl first in Abu Dhabi. Rohit Sharma returns to lead Mumbai Indians; Anmolpreet Singh misses out.
IPL 2021, Match 34: MI vs KKR, Playing XI Details:
Mumbai Indians playing XI:
Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Kolkata Knight Riders playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna