Eoin Morgan’s ruthless leadership involving the batsmen, which handed England the World Cup, seems to be the mantra for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League.

KKR batted in top gear against Sunrisers Hyderabad to start the tournament on a high. It beat David Warner’s side by 10 runs. And when it meets Mumbai Indians at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, expect the Knights to go berserk with the bat once again.

They will be keen on improving the head-to-head record against the five-time champion and keep the net run rate up.

Out of 27 games between the two teams, MI has won 21 while KKR could bag only six wins.


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