Most Matches Won Against KKR in IPL

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are one of the most successful franchises in IPL history with two title wins in 2012 and 2014 under Gautam Gambhir’s leadership. KKR even reached the final in 2021 but lost to CSK. However, some teams have got the better of the Knights over the years in IPL matches. Let’s analyze which teams have the most wins against KKR.

Most Matches Won Against KKR in IPL

# 1. Mumbai Indians – 22 Wins   

Defending champions Mumbai Indians dominate the head-to-head battle against KKR with 22 wins from 31 contests. MI has bossed KKR in recent seasons, evident from winning 8 of their last 10 meetings. Unsurprisingly, MI enjoys an exceptional 15-3 record against the Knights at their fortress – Wankhede Stadium.

Skipper Rohit Sharma averages 40 while smashing KKR bowling frequently. With a power-packed lineup boasting Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, and Suryakumar Yadav, Mumbai Indians will always start as favorites in any contest against Kolkata.

#2. Chennai Super Kings – 17 Wins   

Four-time winners Chennai Super Kings hold second place with 17 wins in 27 matches against the Knights. CSK defeated KKR by 27 runs in the 2021 final to clinch their fourth IPL crown. At Chepauk, Super Kings have bossed KKR with 13 victories out of 16 games.

MS Dhoni’s calm presence against any bowling attack is invaluable whenever these two teams meet. His record-shattering knock of 54 banished KKR from the 2019 playoffs. Ravindra Jadeja will captain CSK in their bid to reclaim IPL glory during the home matches in 2023. So KKR should prepare for another tough IPL battle with their southern rivals!

#3. Royal Challengers Bangalore – 14 Wins  

Despite never having won the IPL, Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore has a winning head-to-head record against KKR with 14 victories in their 30 contests so far. RCB’s only 200+ T20 score came ironically against KKR in IPL 2008 with captain Rahul Dravid smashing a dazzling 66.

AB de Villiers has also torn into the KKR bowling frequently during some explosive batting. Having appointed Faf du Plessis as the new skipper, RCB would be targeting a much-improved record next season with support from stars Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik.

#4. Delhi Capitals – 14 Wins

Emerging team Delhi Capitals share the 3rd place with RCB, having 14 wins against KKR from 31 matches. DC has found excellent form recently against the Knights with 7 wins in their last 10 meetings.

With coach Ricky Ponting at the helm along with the batting firepower of Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals can certainly eye more consistent results against KKR.

#5. Rajasthan Royals – 12 Wins  

Inaugural IPL champions Rajasthan Royals currently have 12 victories against KKR from 27 contests between them. Explosive players like Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer lend tremendous batting might to the Royals.

Leg-spin wizard Yuzvendra Chahal can also contain the KKR batters frequently. Under new captain Sanju Samson, RR would be keen to improve this win ratio against Kolkata Knight Riders in the next editions.

Most Runs Against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL History

KKR’s Best and Worst IPL Seasons

KKR’s most successful IPL campaign came in 2014 when they won their second IPL crown. Led by Gambhir, KKR won 9 league games beating teams like CSK, KXIP, and RR enroute the final. In the finale, Manish Pandey’s 94 trumped Punjab Kings by 3 wickets. This marked KKR’s most memorable IPL season so far.

By contrast, 2009 marked KKR’s worst season when they finished last managing just 3 wins from 14 matches under captain Brendon McCullum. Their batsmen struggled massively averaging just 22 runs per wicket.

It emphasized the need for vital rebuilding which worked wonders in later years under CEO Shah Rukh Khan and coach Trevor Bayliss.


– With 22 wins in 31 games, Mumbai Indians has the best head-to-head record against KKR
– CSK holds second position with 17 wins against the Knights  
– RCB and Delhi Capitals are joint third having 14 victories each vs KKR
– Home dominance at venues like Wankhede and Chepauk tilted contests in MI and CSK’s favor 
– KKR’s most successful IPL campaign came in their 2014 title win
– Lowest point was in 2009 edition when KKR finished last  

Which team has the most wins vs KKR?

With 22 wins, defending champs Mumbai Indians has the best record against KKR.

How many defeats for KKR against CSK?

Chennai Super Kings has beaten Kolkata Knight Riders 9 times in IPL history.

What’s RCB’s record against the Knights?

Royal Challengers Bangalore has 14 victories against KKR’s 16 wins from 30 contests.

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