IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Highlights Latest News


May 13, 2024

Highlights of KKR vs. MI in the 2024 IPL: After a dominant start, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy derailed Mumbai Indians, while Kolkata Knight Riders won by eighteen runs in a rain-shortened match to guarantee a postseason berth. With two wickets for eighteen runs, Chakravarthy was the most effective bowler; Andre Russell and Harshit Rana also took a couple.

In the match that was postponed due to weather, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 157 for 7 against Mumbai Indians. As KKR reached 150, Rinku Singh (20 off 12 balls) and Andre Russell (24 off 14 balls) made significant contributions. Venkatesh Iyer top-scored with a 21-ball 42. 33 was made by Nitish Rana in 23 balls. Hardik Pandya, the captain of the Mumbai Indians, won the toss and chose to bowl first in the 16-over match against the Kolkata Knight Riders. While Nitish Rana returned for KKR, MI chose to stick with the same starting lineup.

The Kolkata Knight Riders are getting ready to play their final home game of the season at the legendary Eden Gardens on Saturday against the faltering Mumbai Indians, and they might perhaps make the IPL playoffs for the first time in three years. The key to KKR’s incredible turnaround this season has been the return of Gautam Gambhir, their two-time champion captain and team guru. They presently lead the 10-team standings with eight victories from 11 games, and a victory will seal their playoff spot and send their home run into the history books.

Gambhir’s choice to start Sunil Narine with Phil Salt at first base has paid off handsomely, as it has given KKR explosive starts and laid the groundwork for six 200-plus totals from eight matches while batting first. After compiling 461 runs at an incredible strike rate of 183.66, Narine—who has amassed an astonishing 32 sixes—has emerged as a formidable force at the top of the game, while Salt has added 429 runs at an equally explosive rate.

The performances of designated finishers Andre Russell and Rinku Singh, who enhance KKR’s batting strength, have been eclipsed by the pair’s form. Their batting arsenal has also been strengthened by the services of rookie Angkrish Raghuvanshi and the dependability of Ramandeep Singh late in the game. Even with sporadic bowling errors, especially from Mitchell Starc, KKR’s potent batting attack has secured their victory in the competition.

In contrast, the Mumbai Indians, captained by Hardik Pandya, are in a vulnerable situation as they were the first side eliminated after Sunrisers Hyderabad thrashed the Lucknow Super Giants by 10 wickets earlier this week. But after beating SRH to raise their spirits, Mumbai will be keen to retain some prestige in their next games.
With innings of 56 and 102 not out of the bag recently, Suryakumar Yadav’s remarkable form speaks volumes for India in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup. However, Team India is concerned about Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya’s patchy performances. As the major international competition draws closer, the focus will be on all-rounder Rohit since he has struggled to contribute in previous games and Pandya has shown poor form.