MUMBAI INDIANS vs KINGS XI PUNJAB Match Preview :
The defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Kings XI Punjab in 36th match of IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 18th October, Sunday at 7:30pm IST.
Duo teams are returning to this fixture after victorious game respectively, MI have been formidable with six wins in their played eight games and have managed to secure their spot at first or second place at the points table their opponent team find it difficult to gain defendable scores against them due to fierce bowling attack of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav’s consistent form have also aided the team to its best. One more win on their side could assert dominance in the league.
Meanwhile nothing has gone according to the plan for Kings XI Punjab they are on the bottom of table with only just two wins in their played eight games. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal partnership has once again added fire to field and Chris Gayle’s inclusion has bolstered the team well with him scoring 53 off 45 and registering second win from their previous game. The team wouldn’t look back to reverse the fixture and will bank on their batting unit to get better of the opponent bowling as the duo Bumrah and Trent Boult are among the top wicket takers chart.
In their previous meeting in match 19 MI defeated KXIP by 48 runs, it will intriguing to see who will take on win against whom in their double round robin fixture.
Mumbai Indians :
Krunal Pandya might be promoted higher in the order and there is chance that MI will look up to rest some of its players likely as James Pattinson getting rested for their previous game.
PROBABLE XI :
Quinton de Kock(wicket keeper)
Trent Boult/Mitchell McClenaghan
KINGS XI PUNJAB :
The team has experimented a lot of times so it is a little uncertain whether they will retain their spots or opt for a change. There might be a chance of inclusion of an offspinner in their playing XI.
PROBABLE XI :
KL Rahul(Captain )
Nicholas Pooran ( Wicket keeper)