Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 36
Date & Time: 18 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST
Dubai Cricket Stadium, UAE
It’s a battle of far ends. Both teams are in contrasting situations. MI is very well placed in the points table whereas KXIP is languishing down at the bottom. They need to win all of their remaining six games to reach the playoffs. With that being a distant dream, the door may shut soon for KXIP as they will be locking horns with one of the strongest team of the competition in this encounter.
Kings XI Punjab:
Kings XI Punjab:
Bet365: MI- 1.61, KXIP- 2.30
Betway: MI- 1.72 KXIP- 2.00
Mumbai Indians to win this match
MI has a better team than KXIP and they are in fine form as well, hence they are expected to outcast KXIP as per today match prediction.
If you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on MI.
Head to Head (overall)
Head to Head (UAE)
KXIP VS MI MATCH PREDICTION
As far as team selection is concerned, MI is expected to retain the same team with giving one more chance to Nathan Coulter Nile whereas KXIP who won a match after ages are also expected to retain the same team.
KXIP Playing 11: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi
MI Playing 11: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter Nile, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Expert free tip for Fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips
Dubai has seen close games as well as one-sided games. But largely it has suited the team batting first. It has also become more spin-friendly in the last few matches. So 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: 160-170
Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.
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.
Other prominent options: Surya Kumar Yadav, Chris Gayle, Quinton de Kock
KXIP- Mohammad Shami
He has been almost unplayable in the powerplay. If he can replicate that in the death overs as well, then he could turn the fortunes around for KXIP.
MI- Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah 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
KXIP- Chris Gayle
MI- Rohit Sharma
Player of the Match
Considering the current form of Bumrah, it is quite impossible to look beyond him for a possible player of the match prediction. Bet on him to grab this prestigious award.
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