April 10, 2019
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MI vs KXIP : Lasith Malinga returns, Rohit Sharma doubtful for the clash!

By Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

The twenty-fourth fixture of Vivo IPL 2019 will be played tonight between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. The three times title-winners Mumbai Indians will be looking to avenge their 8 wickets loss when Kings XI Punjab hosted the side in Mohali.

Rohit Sharma doubtful; suffers muscle pull 

Ahead of the clash of with Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians faced major blow when skipper Rohit Sharma pulled off his hamstring of right thigh while running during a Mumbai Indians training session on Tuesday. He was seen limping off the ground and was immediately attended by the physio.

The update on the seriousness of the injury is yet awaited.

Read more: KXIP vs MI Dream11 Prediction for Small League

Lasith Malinga joins MI Squad

Sri Lanka ace pacer Lasith Malinga has rejoined the MI squad ahead of the clash with Punjab. He had flown back to Sri Lanka after the clash with CSK to take part in the Super Provincial One-day tournament which serves as the base for the national squad selection for the World Cup 2019.

It will be interesting to watch if L Malinga gets a place in the playing 11 or not. Windies youngblood Alzari Joseph stunned everyone with his best debut figure (6-12) in the history of IPL and is a sure shot starter. So, it will be J Behrendorff who can make way for veteran Malinga.

L Malinga plays for Galle and took 7 wicket haul against Kandy and will return after the match against Punjab. Galle is slated to play the final against Colombo tomorrow morning.

Read more: MI vs KXIP Dream11 Grand League Teams

Probable Playing 11:

Mumbai Indians:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Doubtful : R Sharma/Yuvraj Singh

Kings XI Punjab:

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, R Ashwin, Sam Curran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Ankit Rajpoot

Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

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