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KXIP vs MI Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 Match 13

Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 13

Date & Time: 01 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST

Abu Dhabi, UAE

KXIP vs MI: Who will win?

Two of the most unfortunate teams in the IPL 2020 so far will lock horns with each other in Abu Dhabi to start the October leg of the competition. Despite showing considerably good performances in the last three outings both these teams could only end up on the right side of the results only just one time. Both teams were even part of a super over, where they ended up losing those games. That being said, by looking at their current form, the Kings XI Punjab are expected to outcast the defending champions by a considerably smaller margin. So if you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on KXIP.

Strength

Mumbai Indians:

  • A highly potent top-order batting which has a blend of youth and experience.
  • A strong middle order with power-packed finishers.
  • All their three pacers have been pretty good in the early part of the innings.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • In form top order. Both KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are in splendid form.
  • In-form bowling unit. Mohammad Shami and young Bishnoi are almost unplayable in this tournament so far. Murugan Ashwin, who replaced K. Gautam has been pretty impressive as well.

Weakness

Mumbai Indians:

  • The spin department of Mumbai looks weak compared to the rest of the teams in IPL 2020.
  • Death bowling is a huge worry for MI, despite having Bumrah and Boult in their armoury, they have been pretty ordinary in that front.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • Weak middle order. If either of Mayank or Rahul don’t fire, they are in very serious trouble. They would need timely support from Maxwell and Sarfaraz.
  • Just like MI, their death bowling is also pretty ordinary. The likes of Sheldon Cottrell were taken to the cleaners by the RR batsmen in the last match.

Win Prediction

  • KXIP- 55%
  • MI- 45%

Betting odds

Bet365: KXIP- 2.20, MI- 1.66
Betway: KXIP- 2.10, MI- 1.61

Kings XI Punjab to win this match

  • Both teams have a good team on paper. And hence this will be one of the most closely contested matches of IPL 2020. But considering the larger boundary dimensions in Abu Dhabi and taking into account the quality of the spin attack in the KXIP unit, they are expected to edge over MI, as per today match prediction.
  • Captain KL Rahul and his fellow opener Mayank Agarwal are in incredible form with the bat. If they can provide a long-standing healthy start in this match as well, then they’ll be hard to beat.
  • With Hardik Pandya not available for bowling, and with Krunal struggling for form MI is lacking depth in their bowling attack. It may cost them big against strong opposition like KXIP.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 24
  • MI – 13
  • KXIP- 11

KXIP VS MI MATCH PREDICTION

Despite performing considerably well in the past three matches, both these teams have been able to secure just one win. That itself is expected to deteriorate the confidence in these camps. The most unfortunate among them is KXIP. They’ve lost two matches, which they should’ve won comfortably. Failing to score 1 from 2 balls to conceding 30 runs in the penultimate over, KXIP is finding new ways to lose matches. They have got their combinations right and now it is just only a matter of getting few wins under their belt. On the team selection front, no big changes are expected. Despite the constant failure of the middle order, they are expected to get one more chance. The only possible replacement may be Mandeep Singh replacing Karun Nair.

MI, just like KXIP have lost games that they should’ve won. They came so close to RCB’s humungous target of 204, only to fall behind in the super over, courtesy of a valiant knock from young Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard. As a result, Ishan Kishan is expected to keep his place. The death bowling and spin department is the biggest worry for MI, if they don’t click again MI is in very serious trouble.

KXIP Playing 11: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal,  Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Jimmy Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi

MI Playing 11:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Expert free tip for Fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

  1. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are in tremendous form with the bat. Never ever leave these two from your fantasy teams.
  2. Young leggie Ravi Bishnoi and experienced pacer Mohammad Shami have been consistent in this tournament so far.
  3. Kieron Pollard is in terrific form with the bat. With Hardik not fit to bowl and Krunal not finding his best form, Pollard is expected to roll his arm for a few overs as well. Take him to earn plenty of fantasy points.
  4. Barring the failure in the last match, Surya Kumar Yadhav has been a consistent performer in this format of the game. As for cricket betting tips, he is a safe option to invest your money in.

KXIP vs MI Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

UAE conditions have been un-predictable so far. Despite the presence of dew in the second half, most games were won by the team batting first. This is one part were captains would be scratching their heads at. Going purely by the past stats, batting first seems to be the ideal choice. Teams batting first should look to score above 170 as anything below that should be easy to chase down.

If Mumbai Indians bats first: 170-180

If Kings XI Punjab bats first: 180-190

KXIP vs MI cricket betting tips

Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsmen

KXIP- KL Rahul/ Mayank Agarwal

These two are in splendid form. With the rest of the batting unit not stepping up to the mark, the pressure is high on them to deliver consistently. They are expected to do justice to those expectations in this match as well.  If you are in for IPL betting, bet on either of these two to score the maximum runs in this match.

MI- Rohit Sharma

Despite the failure in the last match, the ‘Hitman' is still the top contender to score the maximum amount of runs for his team. The last time MI played in this venue, he scored a mammoth 80 of 54 balls and single-handedly took the game away from the opposition.

Other prominent options: Surya Kumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock

Top Bowler

KXIP- Mohammad Shami

Shami is just behind Kagiso Rabada in the race for the purple cap. He has been almost unplayable in the powerplay. If he can replicate that in the death overs as well, then he should be a sure shot candidate to topple Kagiso for the coveted Purple Cap.

MI- Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah is nowhere near his absolute best. He had been leaking runs in the death. But still, he is the best bowler for his team. Just like Shami, he is almost unplayable in the powerplay. If he can make use of that to get rid of Rahul and Mayank early, then MI does stand a chance to win this match.

Other prominent options: Trent Boult, Ravi Bishnoi

Most Sixes

KXIP- KL Rahul/ Mayank Agarwal

MI- Rohit Sharma

Player of the Match

KXIP- KL Rahul/ Mayank Agarwal

Considering the current form of these two, it is quite impossible to look beyond them for a possible player of the match prediction.  Bet on either of these two to grab this prestigious award.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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