Abu Dhabi: IPL defending champion Mumbai Indians on Thursday thrashed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 48 runs. This is the second consecutive defeat for Punjab’s team in this tournament in the last 2 matches.
After the defeat from Mumbai, the team of Kings XI came in sixth place in the points table. Meanwhile, we are going to tell you about the 5 major reasons for the defeat of Kings XI Punjab in this 13th match of IPL 2020.
Punjab could not take advantage of a good start
Winning the toss of Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul, the decision to bowl first proved to be right and the team of Punjab gave the first blow to Mumbai Indians in the first over. Shortly thereafter, Kings XI also dropped Mumbai’s second wicket as a run out. But after this, the Punjab team failed to take wickets in the middle overs and thus the good bowling team could not take advantage of the start.
Runs fiercely in Death Overs
Bowling problem in Death Overs in front of Kings XI Punjab in IPL 13. In front of Mumbai Indians, Punjab bowlers bowled poorly in the last 5 overs and looted 89 runs. Due to which the Mumbai team was successful in reaching the big score of 191 runs in 20 overs.
Punjab fights after a strong start in Powerplay
Chasing the target of 192 runs from Mumbai, Kings XI openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gave the team a quick start but Punjab’s good due to the wickets of Agarwal and Karun Nair in the sixth over of the innings The beginning has turned into a bad one.
KL Rahul gets out on the crucial occasion
After falling 2 wickets in the initial 6 overs, the responsibility of handling the team came on the captain KL Rahul and Nicholas Puran. But Punjab captain KL Rahul, who is in fine form in this IPL, could not last long and when the team needed a good partnership, Rahul was clean bowled by an irresponsible shot. .
Glenn Maxwell became a headache for Kings XI
Under the IPL auction, Glen Maxwell was bought by Punjab for a hefty price of 10.75 crore. But Maxvell’s bat in this tournament is completely silent and against Mumbai too, he played a very slow 11-ball 11 in 18 balls, which became the defeat of Kings XI Punjab.