IPL 2021: 5th Match Between MI and KKR

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

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5th Match:

The match between MI and KKR is the fifth meeting of the IPL 2021, which is going to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on April 13th 2021.

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MI vs KKR History:

The teams competed against each other 27 times, till date. Out of them, MI won 21 times and lost 6 times only.

MI Home:

The teams competed 10 times at the home ground of MI. The home team won 9 times and lost just once.

Last 5 (completed) match results of MI against KKR are WWWWW.

KKR Home:

The teams faced each other 10 times at the home ground of KKR. The host won just thrice. On the other hand, visitors won 7 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against MI are  WLLLW.

Neutral Venue:

The teams met 7 times at the neutral venue. MI won 5 times, whereas KKR also won twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results of MI against KKR are WWWLL.

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Points and Ranks:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

Mumbai Indians:

MI is at fifth rank in the table and may have a chance to come in top four with earning 2 points after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of MI are LWWLW.

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Kolkata Knight Riders:

KKR is at the second rank in the table and may earn 2 points to become table topper after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR are WWLLW.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Chennai shows the weather would be mostly clear in the beginning of the match and partly cloudy after that throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be 2% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 29 to 30 Celsius. The wind would be between 11 to 14 km/h. The speed of wind would decrease and the temperature would fluctuate with the match progress.

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Toss and Pitch:

Record of Last IPL (2019):

Teams prefer to field first 6 times in 8 matches. The selection behaves neutral to the teams, as the team won thrice and lost thrice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLWWL.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened twice out of 8 matches, won once and lost once, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WL – – -.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 4 times and lost 4 times as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLLWW.

The first batting team won the matches 4 times including. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won also 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWWLL.

Score:

The lowest successful defended total was 155 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 176 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 70, and the highest total was 179 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 99 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 176 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 27.45 and 21.28 is for the second innings.

Record of IPL 2021:

Teams prefer to field first in both the played games. The selection behaves neutral to the team, as the team won once and lost once.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LW – – -.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first never happened, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are – – – – -.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 1 time and lost once, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LW – – -.

The first batting team won the matches 1 time. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 1 outing.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WL – – -.

Score:

The lowest successfully defended total was 187 runs and the highest successful chase is 160 on the ground.

The lowest first inning total was 159 runs and the highest one is 187 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 160 runs (chased down the target) and the highest one is 177 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 23.07 and 25.92 is for the second innings.

T20 History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against MI at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ T20 History at the Venue:

MI got 13 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has a pretty good record, as the team won 8 times, and lost 5 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of MI at the venue are LWWWW.

KKR had 10 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has a very poor record, as the team won thrice and lost 7 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR at the venue are WLLLL.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Mumbai Indians:

The team may replace C. Lynn with Q. de Kock and R. Chahar with J. Yadav, the rest of the team would be unchanged.

Mumbai Indians Eleven: Q. de Kock, R. Sharma, I. Kishan, S. Yadav, H. Pandya, K. Pollard, K. Pandya, M. Jansen, J. Yadav, T. Boult, J. Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team may go with the winning combination.

Kolkata Knight Riders: S. Gill, N. Rana, R. Tripathi, A. Russell, E. Morgan, D. Karthik, S. al Hasan, P. Cummins, P. Krishna, H. Singh, V. Chakravarthy

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.