We have almost surpassed the half-trip of Indian Premier League 2019, and now Mumbai Indian will face off against Kings XI Punjab in the 24th fixture of the tournament. Mumbai Indians started their season with multiple failures, but crushing down Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous encounters would have boosted up their confidence.
The clash between Mumbai Indians and King XI Punjab will take place at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai on Wednesday. This is the second time when Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings will lock horn against each other in Indian Premier League 2019.
Now, Mumbai has a fair chance to take their revenge against Kings after they were defeated by Kings in their first face-off. Mumbai Indians have now tightened their belts and are bouncing back in brilliant form. It would not be an easy battle to fight for Kings this time.
MI vs KXIP: Preview
Mumbai Indians played their last fixture against a well built Sunrisers Hyderabad, but a surprise package (Alzarri Joseph) by Mumbai Indians didn’t allow Sunrisers even to come near to the targeted score. Chasing down a small target of 137 runs in 20 overs, the Sunrisers struggled in front of the new bowling talent and were bowled out on mere 96 runs. All the credit goes to the Mumbai Indians debutant Alzarri Joseph.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab has been through many ups and downs this season. At present, they are sitting at the 3rd position at the points table with four wins in 6 matches. Fortune mostly favours the brave. There are yet plenty of loopholes in this team, but they seem to fix it all the gaps with time.
Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
10th April 2019, 08:00 PM IST
Total Matches Played: 23
MI won: 12
KXIP won: 11
Wankhede Stadium mostly favours batsmen and bowlers here are benefited with the new ball. Team chasing has an upper hand here. Dew plays an important role here in the second innings.
Total matches: 68
Matches won batting first: 35
Matches won bowling first: 33
Average 1st Inns scores: 165
Average 2nd Inns scores: 153
Highest total recorded: 235/1 (20 Ov) by RCB vs MI
Lowest total recorded: 67/10 (15.2 Ov) by KKR vs MI
Highest score chased: 195/3 (20 Ov) by DC vs MI
Lowest score defended: 135/6 (20 Ov) by DCG vs MI
Pankaj Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam
Kings XI Punjab
Lokesh Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar
Playing 11 ( MI vs KXIP)
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh/Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah.
Kings XI Punjab:
Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Andrew Tye
Chris Gayle (c)
Hardik Pandya (vc)
KXIP Chris Gayle must always be your pick up as he is one of the best batsmen of his format. He can turn up things quickly. Whereas, Hardik Pandya is another reliable player of MI and contributes with the bat as well as with the ball. KL Rahul is back in form, he is worth betting on. Alzarri Joseph took 6 wickets on his debut for Mumbai. He is expected to do the same against KXIP.