Mumbai Indians will take on Kings eleven Punjab on 4th may, 2018. The match is scheduled to held at Holkar cricket stadium in Indore. Kings eleven sits comfortably on 3rd position with 10 points off 7 matches. The Punjab franchise has one game in hand in comparison to Mumbai Indians who are struggling on 7th position, just on top of the last position Delhi Daredevils, owing to a slightly better net run rate. Both the team has 4 points off 8 matches so far.
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The gap of point table cannot be taken into consideration since the match is being played at a neutral venue and Mumbai Indians expected to push through a hard battle struggle in the remaining 6 games of the campaign.
Mumbai Indians bowling department has been struggling lately. Bowling coach has stressed on giving out the easy runs in the death overs, something which cost them in the match against at Chinnaswamy against Royal challengers Bangalore.
Head to Head
Both the teams have played 20 matches between them and the count right now is 10 for Mumbai Indians and 10 for Kings Eleven Punjab. So by the end of this match, one of them is going to have a one-match lead over the other. Both teams have played 1 match at the Holkar stadium, where Mumbai Indians came out as triumphant. If we talk about the day of the week matches between the team have been played, Kings have a clear advantage, they’ve won 4 matches out of the 5 played against Mumbai. Checkout our free ipl betting tips for more in depth info.
The pitch at Holkar Stadium supports batsman and can be counted down as a batting heaven. The ball comes down good at-bat and short boundaries can inspire a big total on the board. A throwback to 2011 when Virender Sehwag scored 219 against the Carribean team.
Kings Eleven Punjab
Ravichandran Ashwin (Captain), Akshdeep Nath Mayank Agarwal Mayank Dagar Ben Dwarshuis Aaron Finch Chris Gayle Manzoor Dar David Miller Mujeeb Ur Rahman Karun Nair Axar Patel Lokesh Rahul (W) Ankit Rajpoot Pradeep Sahu Mohit Sharma Barinder Sran Marcus Stoinis Manoj Tiwary Andrew Tye Yuvraj Singh
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah Rahul Chahar Ben Cutting Akila Dananjaya JP Duminy Ishan Kishan Siddhesh Lad Evin Lewis Sharad Lumba Mayank Markande Mitchell mcclenaghan Adam Milne Mohsin Khan Mustafizur Rahman MD Nidheesh Hardik Pandya Krunal Pandya Kieron Pollard Anukul Roy Pradeep Sangwan Tajinder Singh Aditya Tare (W) Saurabh Tiwary Suryakumar Yadav
Kings Eleven Punjab
Chris Gayle, the name is enough. Over the years, his name has become synonymous with hard-hitting, outside the ground sixers batting. His start of the campaign was not something unlikely him. He got a buyer in Punjab for the third time and was bought for a meager 2 crores, which is turning out to be a bargain of the campaign. So far he has scored 252 in just four innings, hitting 23 sixes while doing so, with an amazing average of 126. He’s the one to look out for in the Kings batting line-up.
Wicketkeeper-Batsman Lokesh Rahul has scored 268 runs off 7 innings for the Punjab Franchise.
Suryakumar Yadav has gone through a phenomenal change this season and established himself as one, his team can depend on. His ability to get runs at important moments has not gone unnoticed and the Mumbai batsman currently represent his team in most run list with 283 runs in 8 matches so far, outscoring his captain along the way. Do check the session tips we provide in ball by ball analysis
Kings Eleven Punjab
Interestingly, the top two best bowling figure comes from the opponents, with young medium pacer Ankit Rajpoot, who hails from Uttar Pradesh managed to pick a five -wicket haul against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mayank Markande, the leggie from Mumbai Indians picked 4 wickets against the same opponent, Sunrisers Hyderabad.both the best bowling figures came out at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. He has managed to pick 11 wickets so far, equalling the same figure as team-mate, Hardik Pandya.
Jasprit Bumrah is going to be a regular threat for the Punjab batting with his well-calculated yorkers. The seamer has managed to bang 9 wickets so far.
Kings eleven Punjab
The Punjab franchise has been on cloud nine with consecutive victories in their previous four matches. Their winning run came to a halt when they were bowled out at a total of 119 runs while chasing a total of 132 runs set by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mumbai is going through a rough spell with 3 loss in last five matches, most recently coming off against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday.
Both the team are coming off from a defeat against their respective opponents.