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Kings XI Punjab odds
Toss Winner - Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bowl first
Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets
Hosts Mumbai Indians up against in-form Kings XI Punjab
Our prediction is Mumbai Indians will win the match!
Tournament: Indian Premier League (IPL) | Format: | Venue: Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai | Toss: WIN the toss, BAT FirstBet Now
Mumbai Indians started the tournament with two losses in their three matches, but they have come back strongly to win the next two matches. Mumbai Indians will be very happy with the fact that different players stood up during different matches. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock had starts of 20s and 30s, but they have a lone fifty between them. Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya have played responsible knocks whenever the team needs them.
Kieron Pollard`s form with the bat is a big boost for MI as he combines with Hardik Pandya at the death to smash boundaries at will. Alzarri Joseph had a memorable debut taking 6/12 the best IPL bowling figures against SRH. They bundled out SRH for a paltry 96 runs. Jason Behrenndoff and Jasprit Bumrah together will form a formidable pace attack which every team will envy. Krunal pandya and Rahul Chahar will share the spin bowling duties and Chahar has been impressive with his leggies.
Kings XI Punjab are looking good in this tournament and are currently placed third in points table. KL Rahul is playing beautifully and has been in the crease till the end scoring an unbeaten 71 runs last match against SRH. He did the same against the Mumbai Indians the other night too. Mayank Agarwal has been impressive with his stroke play and has upped the scoring rate whenever required. Their middle order looks like their weak link and they are struggling to complete their chases.
They almost screwed the chase in last match against SRH and lost the match against CSK despite having wickets in hand. Skipper Ravi Ashwin has been excellent with the ball this season has taken wickets in every match. Mohammed Shami and Sam Curran are bowling well and contained the batsmen with good bowling spells. The spin department has been a musical chair affair between Murugan Ashwin and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Andrew Tye and Hardus Viljoin failed to impress their outings and may find themselves out of the playing XI.
Kieron Pollard – Pollard has played two excellent cameos in the last two matches which helped the team to set up a good total on board. Pollard can make below par scores above par with his hitting in the end.
Alzarri Joseph – Joseph set the IPL on fire with his fiery bowling spell of 4-1-12-6 last match. Mumbai pitch will suit his bowling style in the will be a big force in coming matches.
Stats from the season:
Quinton de Kock -133 runs, Strike rate – 133, HS- 60, 50s- 1
Jasprit Bumrah - 5 wickets, Economy -6.75 RPO, BB -3/20
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendoff, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
Siddhesh Lad, Krunal Pandya, Jason Behrendorff, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Alzarri Joseph, JJ Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, SA Yadav
Lokesh Rahul – Rahul has scored three fifties in last four matches and has been not out to complete the chases twice. Rahul is taking up responsibility with the bat and it is good sign for KXIP.
Ravichandran Ashwin – Ashwin is an impact bowler and he has been using his variations to full effect. He has been the best bowler for KXIP this season so far.
Stats from the season:
Lokesh Rahul - 217 runs, Strike rate – 123, HS- 71*, 50s- 3
Ravi Ashwin – 7 wickets, Economy -7.4 RPO, BB - 3/23
Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul (Wk), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mandeep Singh
AS Rajpoot, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lokesh Rahul, M Singh, David Miller, Sam Curran
Mumbai pitch has good amount of pace and carry, and batsmen will find it easier to score runs. The average score in this pitch is around 170-180 runs. Pace bowlers will enjoy bowling with the new ball as it may huff and puff over the batsmen. The match day promises to be sunny with less chances of rain. The winds blowing may help the bowlers to move the ball in air.
Teams batting first has won both the matches played here so far. The ball seems to swing and bounce more during the second innings and teams want to take advantage of the conditions. Chasing under lights is not easy in night matches.
Mumbai Indians have excellent pace bowling department when compared to Kings XI Punjab and pitch favoring pacers, MI have an upper hand. Kings XI Punjab further has troubles with their non-performing middle order which may haunt them. So, we expect hosts Mumbai Indians to win!
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