In a game played in the Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab will be playing hosts to Mumbai Indians in what will be either sides third game of the season on Saturday.
Kings XI Punjab have an even record till now with one win and a loss. The team who controversially came out on top against Rajasthan Royals by some unsportsmanlike behaviour. Even though the side do have some really good players, the negative backlash the franchise took was evident as they lost the subsequent game against Kolkata Knight Riders. It will be interesting to see what kind of character does the captain in Ashwin and his players display to battle through this adversity in their pursuit of a championship.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians roared back after facing defeat in the first game to outscore Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team showcased their balance and one again proved why they have one of the deepest batting lineups in the league. In the bowling department as well, it was Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan and Lasith Malinga who pulled the string in order to register the first points on the board for the franchise. With the monkey finally off the back, now is the time for three-time champions to go on a run, and assert their dominance over the others in the Indian Premier League.
Venue – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, India
Date & Time – 30th March | 4:00 PM IST
The Squads –
Kings XI Punjab –
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Simran Singh, Andrew Tye, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen
Mumbai Indians –
Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Pankaj Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rasikh Salam
Kings XI Punjab – David Miller, Mohammed Shami, M Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Andrew Tye, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mumbai Indians – Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, M Markande, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga
Key Players –
Kings XI Punjab – Chris Gayle | David Miller | Ravichandran Ashwin
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma | Hardik Pandya | Jasprit Bumrah
Captain: R Sharma
V Captain: Q de Kock