IPL 2021 – MI vs KKR – Match Preview – Battle of the middle rung teams expected to produce fireworks

Mumbai Indians (MI) to face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 34th match of IPL 2021 at Abu Dhabi.

IPL 2021, MIvsKKR, 34th Match: Mumbai Indians to face Kolkata Knight Riders in 34th match of IPL 2021 at Abu Dhabi, Availability of Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya is still a question mark.
Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya's availability still a question mark. (Image: ©Getty Images)

Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) both kicked off their campaign in the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on the opposite sides of the coin. While Mumbai lost their game against Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata beat Royal Challengers Bangalore comprehensively when they bowled RCB out for a mere 92 runs and chased down the small target in just 10 overs.

MI vs KKR - H2H Record

In the 28 times Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other, Mumbai are far ahead of Kolkata with 22 wins under their belt while KKR have managed to win just six games.

The last time these two teams met during the first leg, Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs. In recent times, Mumbai Indians have dominated KKR winning 12 out of 13 games played against each other.

Additionally, the defending champions Mumbai Indians have won their last six fixtures out of eight played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi which is the venue for the MI vs KKR encounter scheduled to take place on September 23, 2021.

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How the two teams are placed in the IPL points table

Both teams are still in the hunt for claiming a spot in the playoffs with MI having 4 wins out of 8 games and KKR with 3 wins out of the same number of games. Both teams will look to get a win to increase their chances to m