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IPL 2021 Phase 2 MI vs KKR: Preview, head-to-head, and sponsors

MI has acquired the fourth spot while KKR has occupied the sixth spot in the IPL standings.

In the 34th fixture of IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians will be taking on Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi at 7:30 PM IST. 

Mumbai Indians will be heading into this fixture on the back of a 20-run loss against Chennai Super Kings in the phase 2 opener. MI has currently acquired the fourth spot with eight points in eight games. The five-time IPL winners will head into this crucial fixture and will aim to grab a comprehensive victory. With a dangerous batting lineup and a formidable bowling attack, MI will be looking to get into the rhythm as soon as possible to clinch their first win in phase 2 and claim a higher spot in the points table. 

Kolkata Knight Riders will enter this fixture on a positive note following a crucial nine-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this week. KKR currently finds itself in sixth place with six points in eight games. The Kolkata-based franchise will be looking to continue their current form and grab their second win of the phase. A victory against MI will help them grab the fifth spot replacing Rajasthan Royals. 

Head-to-Head

Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other on 28 occasions with the former completely dominating the fixture. MI won 22 times, where KKR has only won on six occasions. 

The last time MI faced KKR was back in April during phase 1 of the competition as the former won the match by ten runs. 

Team News:

Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR will be missing out on the services of Pat Cummins as the pacer is unavailable throughout phase 2.

Mumbai Indians – MI does not have any absentees going into their second match as they have a fully fit squad available. 

TV and LIVE streaming details:

TV- Star Sports Network 

OTT- Disney+ Hotstar 

Sponsors:

Mumbai Indians – The principal partners are Samsung and DHL Express. 

Kolkata Knight Riders – The Principal sponsor of KKR is MPL 

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