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Rohit Sharma’s IPL Records and Stats against Kolkata Knight Riders

Rohit Sharma's IPL Records and Stats against Kolkata Knight Riders

Rohit Sharma and Mitchell Starc. (Source -Twitter/X)

Having led Mumbai Indians (MI) to record five titles, Rohit Sharma is undoubtedly one of the most successful captains in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history. However, his captaincy success overshadowed the credit he deserved for his batting prowess. With 6541 runs from 255 matches, the former MI captain is currently fourth in the list of all-time highest run-scorers.

Of those staggering numbers, 1051 runs came against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Over the years, the two formidable units have shared a fierce battle, with Rohit Sharma at the forefront with both bat and mind. He will be up against KKR for yet another time as MI are set to travel to the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday (May 11) for the 60th match of the 2024 IPL.

The veteran opener has had a stellar start to the campaign but as the tournament progressed, he failed to sustain the momentum. He scored a brilliant century against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) but has been getting out for cheap scores since then. With the T20 World Cup around the corner, Rohit will aim to return to form and help MI end their tour on a positive note.

Rohit Sharma’s overall stats vs KKR

Innings – 33

Runs – 1051

Average – 40.42

Strike Rate – 129. 59

50/100 – 6/1

Highest score – 109*

Rohit Sharma’s memorable performance against Kolkata Knight Riders

Rohit Sharma‘s memorable performance against KKR in the 2012 season saw him smash his maiden century in the league. Backed by youngster Rohit’s scintillating 109* off 60 balls, MI posted a competitive first-innings score of 182/1.

His power-packed innings, against a quality bowling attack comprising Brett Lee, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan and Jacques Kallis, consisted of 12 fours and five sixes. In reply, KKR were restricted to 155/4 and handed a 27-run win for Mumbai at the Eden Gardens.

Also Check: IPL 2024 Most Runs

Key Battles for Rohit Sharma against Kolkata Knight Riders

Mitchell Starc: Rohit Sharma and Mitchell Starc have had contrasting outings in IPL 2024. The Australian pacer struggled to find form in the early matches but somehow managed to find his rhythm as the tournament progressed.

On the other hand, Rohit has been scoring decent runs at a good pace but has been getting out for cheap scores in the last five matches. Moreover, the MI opener’s weakness in playing against the left-arm pacers makes Starc the favourite to win this battle.

Sunil Narine: Rohit Sharma’s other big threat is Sunil Narine’s magical spin. Looking at their head-to-head record, the KKR spinner has dismissed the MI talisman nine times and conceded runs at a strike rate of 104.3. Moreover, it was Narine who got rid of Rohit when the two teams clashed with each other last week.

Also Check: IPL 2024 Most Wickets

Rohit Sharma’s Records against Kolkata Knight Riders

– Rohit Sharma scored the second-highest runs against KKR (1051 – Runs, 33 – Innings).

– Rohit Sharma has the fifth-highest Individual score against KKR [109*(60) in 2012 IPL].

– Rohit Sharma has the joint second-most fifties against KKR (7 – 50s).

– Rohit Sharma has scored the third-most sixes against KKR (39 Sixes)

– Rohit Sharma took joint fourth-highest catches against KKR (13 Catches).

– Rohit Sharma and Herschelle Gibbs scored the second-highest partnership against KKR (167* Runs)

– Rohit Sharma has played the joint second-most matches against KKR (33 Matches).

– Rohit Sharma has played the joint second-most matches as captain against KKR (21 Matches).

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