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MATCH PREVIEW BY AMOL KARHADKAR
If there was to be a contest that’s really a no-contest primarily based on the shape and document of groups within the Indian Premier League’s 2020 version, that is the one.
It seems a lot of a mismatch, at the very least earlier than the toss, on nearly each rely. Mumbai Indians’ complete 48-run win in opposition to Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi within the first face-off of the groups this yr tilted the head-to-head document 14-11 in Mumbai’s favour.
But that’s as shut because the groups can get. Otherwise Mumbai – on a five-match successful streak – has gained six of its eight video games, whereas it’s inverse on the subject of Kings XI’s win-loss document this yr. No marvel that Mumbai has constantly been among the many prime two groups on the desk, whereas Kings XI has occupied the eighth slot in standings for some time.
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Despite Okay.L. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal’s heroics on the prime of the order, Kings XI has completed second in every of their contests barring the 2 in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore. And it’s their second win after a string of losses in its final encounter that has stored their marketing campaign alive. Captain Rahul and his bunch shall be eager to upset the defending champion and provides their head coach Anil Kumble an ideal birthday present a day after he turned 50.
The key males
For it to occur, nevertheless, each Rahul and Agarwal should guarantee at the very least certainly one of them bats out the innings, no matter whether or not the set or chase goal, to be aggressive. This would imply the duo, together with Chris Gayle at No. 3, should climate Jasprit Bumrah’s storm.
Besides, within the earlier face-off between the groups, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya went after the Kings XI loss of life bowlers. Since then, they’ve been struggling to discover a dependable loss of life bowler.
Mohammed Shami might want to assault Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock at the beginning and maintain the big-hitters on the again .
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The two groups have confronted one another 25 occasions within the IPL to this point, and MI has dominated the fixture by successful it 14 occasions.
Last IPL assembly:
MI (191/Four in 20 overs) beat KXIP (143/Eight in 20 overs) by 48 runs.
Earlier this season, the edges had squared off in Abu Dhabi on October 1, Thursday. The Mumbai-based franchise handed the Punjab-based aspect a 48-run defeat. MI skipper Rohit Sharma (70) and Kieron Pollard (47) guided he aspect to the massive complete. A disciplined bowling assault, which included three two-wicket hauls, then restricted KXIP to 143. Four bowlers picked two wickets apiece.
IPL 2020 Form information: (final 5 matches | win:loss)
MI- The workforce is in red-hot kind, having gained all of its final 5 encounters (5:0)
KXIP- The franchise has misplaced 4 of its final 5 matches, however comes into this recreation on the again of a nail-biting win. (1:4)
Current place within the desk:
MI (2nd): After six wins and two losses from eight matches, Mumbai at present sits second within the factors desk with 12 factors.
KXIP (eighth): On the opposite hand, Punjab is at present reeling on the backside of the desk after bagging solely 4 factors from eight matches. The aspect has gained two matches and misplaced six.
Top performers to this point – MI :
|Quinton de Kock (269)||Jasprit Bumrah (12)|
|Rohit Sharma (251)||Trent Boult (12)|
|Suryakumar Yadav (243)||Rahul Chahar (9)|
Top performers to this point – KXIP :
|Okay.L. Rahul (448)||Mohammad Shami (12)|
|Mayank Agarwal (382)||Ravi Bishnoi (8)|
|Nicholas Pooran (218)||Murugan Ashwin (6)|
MI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
KXIP: KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Okay Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
TOP FIVE PLAYERS WITH MOST POINTS IN FANTASY SQUADS
1. KL Rahul (KXIP) – 157.5 factors
2. Mayank Agarwal (KXIP) – 155 factors
3. Jasprit Bumrah (MI) – 130 factors
4. Quinton de Kock (MI) – 128.5 factors
5. Trent Boult (MI) – 127 factors
- Highest run-getter: KL Rahul (448)
- Highest wicket-taker: Kagiso Rabada (19)
- Highest particular person rating: KL Rahul (132*)
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai
Kings XI Punjab: Okay. L. Rahul (c), Glenn Maxwell, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M. Ashwin, J. Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh
IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||9||6||3||12||-0.096|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||8||4||4||8||-0.684|
|Chennai Super Kings||9||3||6||6||-0.386|
|Okayings XI Punjab||8||2||6||4||-0.295|
WHERE TO WATCH IPL 2020 – MUMBAI INDIANS VS KINGS XI PUNJAB LIVE?
The Indian Premier League match Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab shall be broadcast reside on the Star Sports Network. Live streaming may also be out there on the Hotstar app or web site solely for VIP and Premium customers.