Rohit Sharma, IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians, MI vs KKR
Rohit Sharma © PTI

Defending VIVO IPL 2018 champions, Mumbai Indians (MI), are the most successful team in the IPL history. However, this season they have been far from the best. With only 3 wins and 6 defeats, MI run the risk of not advancing to the Playoffs. They are in a situation where they will have to 5 of their remaining games to get to the safe zone —16 points.

They will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday at Wankhede Stadium in another must-win encounter. To their credit, Mumbai have a fabulous record against KKR, having won 16 out of their 21 matches. In fact, KKR have been their favourite opponents, a side against whom they enjoy a 76 per cent success rate.

IPL 2018: MI vs KKR, Match 37 at Wankhede: Preview, Predictions and Likely 11s
IPL 2018: MI vs KKR, Match 37 at Wankhede: Preview, Predictions and Likely 11s

MI also have a good record on May 6. They have played 4 matches on the sixth day of May, and won 3. On this date, their skipper, Rohit Sharma, too, has done well as a batsman.

In a video capsule posted by MI’s Twitter handle, the franchise has presented numbers to show how the hosts are favourites for this contest.

Mumbai fans can draw solace from the fact that Rohit has good scores on this date because every time their captain has done well this season, they have won.

The numbers may be heavily tilted towards Mumbai but Kolkata have played better cricket this season and as a result they find themselves at the third spot with 10 points.