MI vs KKR IPL 2024 Match 51 Match-Ups: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Published on: May 3, 2024 5:30 pm IST|Updated on: May 2, 2024 9:03 pm IST

MI vs KKR IPL 2024 Match 51 Match-Ups: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 51st match of IPL 2024 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

KKR are having a good campaign, having won 6 of their 9 games and sitting second in the points table, while MI are enduring a forgettable campaign, having lost 7 of their 10 games. They languish in 9th place on the points table.

Let’s explore five interesting matchups to watch in MI vs KKR.

  1. Rohit Sharma vs Sunil Narine

Rohit Sharma’s explosive batting has been a significant asset for Mumbai Indians, but he will face a stern test against the guile of Narine, who has kept the hard-hitting opener quiet in the IPL, allowing only 141 runs off 128 balls while dismissing him seven times. Narine’s ability to maintain a tight line and length, coupled with his variations, has proved to be a challenging proposition for Rohit.

Runs 141
Balls 128
Dismissals 7
Average 20.14
Strike-Rate 110.15

2. Suryakumar Yadav vs Andre Russell

Andre Russell has a fine match-up against Surya, allowing a mere 39 runs off the 19 deliveries, while also accounting for his dismissal on two occasions. Russell’s ability to vary his pace has proved to be a challenging proposition for the Mumbai batter.

Runs 39
Balls 19
Dismissals 2
Average 19.50
Strike-Rate 205.26

3. Shreyas Iyer vs Hardik Pandya

While Shreyas Iyer has been in sensational form for Kolkata Knight Riders, he will be wary of Hardik Pandya, who has kept the right-hander’s scoring rate in check and has dismissed him once in the IPL, conceding just 8 runs off 11 deliveries.

Runs 8
Balls 11
Dismissals 1
Average 8.00
Strike-Rate 72.72

4. Andre Russell vs Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah has enjoyed tremendous success against Andre Russell, dismissing the right-hander four times while conceding only 56 runs off 44 deliveries. While Russell has a strike rate of 200+ in death overs since 2018, he has managed to score against Bumrah at a strike rate of 127.27.

Runs 56
Balls 44
Dismissals 4
Average 14.00
Strike-Rate 127.27

5. Rinku Singh vs Jasprit Bumrah

While Jasprit Bumrah has kept the dangerous Rinku Singh in check, dismissing him twice and conceding just 10 runs off 13 deliveries, the Kolkata Knight Riders finisher has managed to score at a strike rate of just 76.92.

Runs 10
Balls 13
Dismissals 2
Average 5.00
Strike-Rate 76.92
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