Kings XI Punjab lost by 48 runs in the last match against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. KXIP has found their winning touch in their previous game and MI will have a tough challenge to continue their winning streak.
Mumbai Indians’ batsmen once again showed their dominance in the field. Quinton de Kock scored his third half-century. He was well supported by his opening partner Rohit Sharma. It is highly unlikely there will be any changes in the team for this match.
MI has a variety of bowlers in the line-up. Each bowler has contributed well to the success of the team so far this season. Trent Boult at the start and Rahul Chahar in the middle will be a key once again in this match.
Kings XI Punjab batsmen were finally able to finish a chase victoriously courtesy of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Chris Gayle’s addition to the batting line has been a big positive. The top three of KXIP’s batting line up will be once again important for the team’s chances of winning.
Kings XI bowlers have come back strong in the last few matches. They have taken wickets at regular intervals and contained runs as well. Murugan Ashwin will be a key bowler at a pitch where there might be some assistance to the spinners.
Kings XI Punjab has played exciting cricket in the tournament so far irrespective of the result. Looking at the Mumbai Indians’ form, this match looks like going down to the wire.
MI VS KXIP Head to Head:
- Total – 25
- Mumbai Indians – 14
- Kings XI Punjab – 11
MI VS KXIP Team News:
Mumbai Indians – There are no injury concerns in the team as of now.
Kings XI Punjab – Chris Gayle has recovered from his sickness and played the last game as well. There are no concerns in the team now.
MI VS KXIP Weather Report:
The temperature in Dubai during the evening will be around 34 degrees Celcius.
MI VS KXIP Pitch Report:
The pitch at Dubai has offered something for both batsmen and bowlers. The team batting first will be looking to score more than 175 runs.
Mumbai Indians VS Kings XI Punjab Probable Playing XI:
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab – Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Mumbai Indians VS Kings XI Punjab Fantasy XI:
Wicket-keepers – Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock (Vice-Captain)
Batsmen – Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal (Captain)
All-rounders – Kieron Pollard
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Murugan Ashwin