MI vs KKR IPL Score: Eoin Morgan, Rohit Sharma will aim to seal wins for their respective teams.© BCCI / IPL
The Mumbai Indians (MI) will aim to bounce back and win against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Game 34 of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season underway on Thursday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. MI, who was without captain Rohit Sharma, resumed their 2021 IPL campaign with a loss to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday, losing by 20 points. The defending champions are currently fourth in the standings, with eight points in eight games. On the other hand, KKR is sixth in the standings (six points in eight games), after the impressive Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday. The team led by Eoin Morgan won by nine wickets. MI will aim to seal a victory and consolidate their position in the top half of the table. Meanwhile, KKR must build on their winning streak and move up the league standings.
IPL 2021 live score updates between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, direct from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
According to Danny Morrison and Matthew Hayden, who work for the broadcaster, the pitch is a bit grassy with a slow rebound. Fats bowlers could be picking up wickets and the weather is also hot with a breeze coming in. The spinners also take a lot of wickets in this place and could be on top tonight too! A tough time for drummers today!
To watch: Andre Russell
The West Indian all-rounder was in fantastic form in KKR’s victory over RCB. He took three wickets in three overs and conceded just nine points. He reported on the important dismissal of AB de Villiers and seized the counters of Srikar Bharat and Mohammed Siraj.
It will be crucial for KKR’s performance tonight!
6:26 p.m. (IST)
Rohit Sharma is about to take a unique step!Rohit Sharma could become the first Indian to hit 400 six in T20 cricket, if he registers three maximums against KKR. With 397 sixes in T20 cricket, he is currently eighth on the all-time list, led by Chris Gayle (1042). Kieron Pollard (756) is second in the list, followed by Andre Russell (509), Brendon McCullum (485), Shane Watson (467), AB de Villiers (430) and Aaron Finch (399).
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The two teams have faced each other 28 times, MI leading with 22 wins. KKR claimed six wins.
Hello and good evening everyone!
Hello and good evening everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of IPL 2021 Game 34 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) from Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Both teams will be aiming for victory, with MI having yet to earn two points in the UAE this season.
Stay tuned for some exciting cricket people!
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