IPL 2018 match 41 KKR VS MI: Cutthrought competition to be in the playoffs
IPL 2018 match 41 KKR VS MI: Cutthrought competition to be in the playoffs

With the match 41 of the VIVO Indian Premier League, the team Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians will meet for the second time. The match will be played in the Eden Gardens Kolkata at 1600 Hrs (IST).

earlier the teams came against each other at the Mumbai Wankhede Stadium during the match 37. On that day, Mumbai Indians conquered after they successfully defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 181 runs. Mumbai Indians will have to win every match of IPL 2018 to stand still to grab a chance of making the playoffs. For MI the equation is simple "keep on winning".

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders are on the mid-table with five wins and many losses. The team KKR have never really managed to sustain the momentum over a period of time in IPL 2018. They have not won more than two games in a row. It is the time for KKR to string together a series of wins.

Team Head to Head:
In the Indian Premier League, the overall matches being played in between KKR VS MI are 22 where Kolkata Knight Riders won 5 and Mumbai Indians won 17 matches.

--On the same venue, the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, in totality 8 Matches were played in between these teams in which Kolkata Knight Riders won 2 and Mumbai Indians won 6.

--The Mumbai Indians have now prevailed in their last 7 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders. The last time KKR defeated MI was in the 2015 season opener.

Match Preview:
--This match 41 will be Rohit Sharma’s 100th match as captain in T20 cricket. Rohit will become the 4th Indian to be captain in 100 or more matches including the others being MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, and Virat Kohli.

--Rohit Sharma has been dismissed by Sunil Narine on six matches in the Indian Premier League.

--Teams chasing have won 4 of the 5 VIVO IPL 2018 matches played at the Eden Gardens.

--KKR have struggled to find the early breakthroughs in their last six matches. Their opponents have had opening partnerships of 54, 116, 59, 67, 48 & 91.

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