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.
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.
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.
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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