KKR vs MI: Decoding Rohit Sharma's performance against Sunil NarineLast updated on Sep 23, 2020, 07:14 pm
Defending champions Mumbai Indians are all set to take on Kolkata Knight Riders.
Notably, the match will be held in Abu Dhabi, where MI lost their opening encounter to Chennai Super Kings.
Meanwhile, MI skipper Rohit Sharma, who has struggled against KKR spinner Sunil Narine, will aim to iron the chinks.
Here we decode Rohit's performance against Narine in the IPL till now.
Rohit vs Narine: Stats that matter
Rohit, who is closing-in on the 5,000 IPL runs, has been dismissed as many as six times by Sunil Narine in the tournament.
So far, he has managed to score only 122 runs against the Caribbean spinner.
After all, he is a veteran of 122 IPL wickets, which he has taken from 110 matches at an average of 23.31.
Rohit vs Narine in Indian Premier League
#IPL @ImRo45 has scored 122 against #SunilNarine while Sunil Narine has taken Rohit Sharma's wicket 6 times in the IPL #KKRvMI @KKRiders @mipaltan— NewsBytes (@NewsBytesApp) September 22, 2020
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KKR vs MI: IPL 2019
In the previous edition, the two teams won a game apiece against each other.
The first match saw a high-scoring thriller wherein Andre Russell smashed a 40-ball 80, an innings that was studded with eight sixes.
Although Hardik Pandya's 91 (34) pulled MI back, they fell short by 34 runs eventually.
In the second game, MI easily chased down 134.
IPL 2020: What to expect?
Interestingly, Mumbai Indians have won nine of the last ten matches against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
They lost the only game in the last season when KKR posted a record 232.
Before that game, MI had been unbeaten against KKR since 2015.
Besides, it remains to be seen if Narine can outfox Rohit's lazy elegance, this time around.