Dubai: Mumbai Indians (MI) look extremely strong after winning 5 consecutive matches but will have to avoid complacency against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL 2020 (IPL 2020) match this evening as Chris Gayle returns. From this, his rival has aroused new enthusiasm. Mumbai team will be very close to the playoffs with one win while Punjab can be out of the race with another defeat.
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Mumbai is easily able to overcome the challenge of the opposing teams with its strong batting and lethal bowling. In the last match, he defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 8 wickets.
Mumbai’s top order batsmen captain Rohit Sharma (251 runs) and his opening partner Quinton Dickock (269 runs) are in good rhythm while Suryakumar Yadav (243 runs) and Ishaan Kishan (186 runs) in the top table. Are also doing well.
In bowling, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult have just emerged as the most successful bowling pair of IPL. He has taken 12–12 wickets in eight matches. In the spin department, young Rahul Chahar has bowled effectively.
Mumbai Indians potential playing XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton Dickock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kiron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jaspreet Bumrah
The entire team of Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattinson, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McLanegan, Mohsin Khan , Nathan Culper-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton Dickock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwari, Sherfen Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.
Kings xi punjab
In the Kings XI Punjab tournament, despite two batsmen captain KL Rahul (387 runs) and Mayank Agarwal (337 runs), they are at the bottom of the point table. The problem of Punjab is that when its batsmen walk, bowlers do not play. It is another matter that the return of West Indies offensive batsman Gayle has increased the enthusiasm of the team.
Gayle performed brilliantly in his first match, scoring 53 runs off 45 balls which included 5 sixes. With this, Punjab was successful in defeating Virat Kohli-led RCB. In such a situation, the battle between Gayle and Bumrah and Bolt will be worth seeing. Rahul and Agarwal can reduce the impact of these two fast bowlers and create a good platform for Gayle.
Punjab’s problem is its bowling. Except Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi, none of his bowlers have left an impact. His team has not been able to establish the right balance despite trying many options.
Kings XI Punjab Probable Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (captain and wicketkeeper), Nicholas Puran, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi.
The entire team of Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshadip Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Mujib ur Rehman, Sarfaraz Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Jagdish Suchit, Krishnappa Gautham, Hardas Viljoen, Simran Singh.
Toss Time: Indian time today at 7:00 pm
Match Start Time: Indian time today at 7:30 pm
field: Dubai International Stadium