IPL 2021, Match 5: KKR vs MI, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones
Rohit Sharma's only IPL hundred has come against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Updated - Apr 12, 2021 2:42 pm
Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians are set to clash in the fifth match of IPL 2021 on Tuesday 13th April at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Mumbai faced a two-wicket defeat in their first game of the tournament against RCB. They would be looking to go back to the winning ways in the season.
On the other hand, KKR started their season campaign with an excellent win against SRH. Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi put up a phenomenal performance in their victory in the first match. Both teams have played their first game of the season on the same ground, so it will make things easier for them in terms of understanding the behaviour of the pitch.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the clash between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders:
Head to Head: In the 27 matches, both sides have clashed so far, Mumbai Indians are leading ahead with 21 wins while Kolkata have only 6 games.
198 – Kieron Pollard has hit 198 sixes in IPL so far. He needs 2 more maximums to complete a double century of sixes in the tournament.
39– Rohit Sharma has scored 39 half-centuries in IPL. He needs 1 more fifty to go past Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli and attain the third spot in the tally.
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46 – Shubman Gill has aggregated 954 runs in 39 IPL innings till now. He needs to hit 46 more runs to complete 1000 runs in his IPL career.
939 – MI captain Rohit Sharma has hit 939 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, which is the most by any batsman in the league history. He has scored these runs at an average of 46.95 and a strike rate of 133. His only IPL hundred has also come against the Kolkata team.
0 – Hardik Pandya did not bowl a single over against RCB, but is expected to roll his arms in the second game. MI used only 5 bowlers in their first league game.
41 – Mumbai Indians opener Quinton de Kock did not feature in the inaugural game but is all set to return at the top against KKR. He has aggregated 1959 runs in his IPL career and requires 41 more runs to complete 2000 runs in the tournament.
91 – Hardik Pandya’s highest individual score in IPL came against KKR in 2019. He smashed 91 runs off only 34 balls in that match which included 9 sixes and 6 fours.
214 – Rohit Sharma has smashed 214 sixes in IPL so far and is only behind MS Dhoni (216) among Indian players. The stylish opener will reach the top spot in this tally if he hits 3 sixes in this match.
86 – Eoin Morgan has scored 6914 T20 runs in 296 innings. He requires 86 more runs to complete 7000 runs in the T20 format, and become the fourth player from England to reach the landmark.