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KXIP vs MI Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2020 Match 36

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

KXIP vs MI: Prediction

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.

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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 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 has been pretty impressive as well.
  • With Gayle back in the lineup, their batting is strengthened a bit.

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.
  • Form of third seamer Nathan Coulter Nile is a concern.

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.
  • KXIP’s death bowling is also pretty ordinary.
  • Form of Maxwell and other domestic middle-order batsmen is a concern.

KXIP vs MI: Who will win?

Photo: BCCI

Win Prediction

  • KXIP- 40%
  • MI- 60%

Betting odds

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)

  • Matches Played- 25
  • MI – 14
  • KXIP- 11

Head to Head (UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • MI – 1
  • KXIP- 0

KXIP VS MI MATCH PREDICTION

Photo: BCCI

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

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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 few overs as well. Take him to earn plenty of fantasy points.
  4. Surya Kumar Yadav has been a consistent performer. As for cricket betting tips, he is a safe option to invest your money in.
  5. Universe Boss is back in the game. Invest in Gayle to expect huge returns.

KXIP vs MI Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

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

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KXIP vs MI cricket betting tips

Photo: BCCI

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.

Other prominent options: Surya Kumar Yadav, Chris Gayle, Quinton de Kock

Top Bowler

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

Most Sixes

KXIP- Chris Gayle

MI- Rohit Sharma

Player of the Match

Jasprit Bumrah

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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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.