Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians have endured an inconsistent run in IPL 2020. After Mumbai Indians lost their opening game to Chennai Super Kings, Rohit Sharma’s side won against Kolkata Knight Riders but suffered heartbreak at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Super Over. Kings XI Punjab also let victory slip out of their grasp when they lost two wickets in the final two balls to lose to Delhi Capitals in the Super Over. After trouncing Virat Kohli’s RCB thanks to KL Rahul’s ton, they were undone in spectacular fashion by Rahul Tewatia and Sanju Samson’s knocks in Sharjah.
Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab have played 24 times in the IPL, with Rohit Sharma’s team having a 13-11 advantage against Kings XI Punjab. But, KL Rahul’s side has narrowed the gap down by winning two out of the last five encounters and they will be expected to give a tough fight in their first match at Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have already played two games at the Sheikh Zayed stadium, winning one and losing one.
However, Kings XI Punjab will look to bounce back from the absolute hammering they faced against the Royals. Their bowlers were smashed all over the park by the likes of Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia, eventually losing the game.
Match No: 13
Date : October 1
Venue : Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Timings : 7:30 PM (IST), 6:00 PM (Local time)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium’s pitch is slow and favours spin bowlers. Batting is difficult on this track. Since the pitch is bowling friendly and the ground is also big a total of around 160-170 would be a great one to get hold of the match. Ravi Bishnoi and Rahul Chahar will play a crucial role for their teams in the KXIP vs MI match.
KXIP Probable XI: Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell
MI Probable XI: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians have made a significantly poor start to their IPL 2020 campaign. Their last match went down to the wire and had to be decided in a super over. Unfortunately, the men in blue could only manage 7 runs in the deciding over which was easily chased down by the Bangalore side.
In a bid to challenge Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians will have to bowl at their very best. The Rohit Sharma-led side will have to try and restrict Punjab to a low total which might make things easy for their capable batsmen. But considering the recent form, it is Kings XI Punjab who is likely to win the game.
KXIP VS MI Match Prediction:
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For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020. Mumbai Indians to win the match. With not much contribution coming in from their middle-order, Kings XI Punjab are a little too over-reliant on Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. Kings XI Punjab’s bowling has been dismal in the death overs in the tournament so far. With a fantastic batting lineup and a world-class bowling attack, Mumbai Indians are undoubtedly a better-balanced team between the two. Bet on Mumbai Indians to make real money.