Two in-form teams face off in the Indian Premier League as Mumbai Indians host Kings XI Punjab in the regular season on Wednesday.
Mumbai Indians have won the IPL three times, and they are looking like a side who is more than likely to make the playoffs this season. They have had some issues in terms of having all their players available, but Alzarri Joseph’s unbelievable performance in the last game has solved all those problems. If MI’s batting holds up, this franchise is genuinely unbeatable, as the management team coaching these players are absolutely top-notch.
Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab are the joint leaders of the IPL and are playing really well. The team has been making some changes, but still, the core has always been retained. The fact they have a variety of different bowlers who can be used at various tracks all over India makes them a versatile outfit. With KL Rahul in menacing form and fighting for a spot in India’s squad for the ICC World Cup 2019, the side will be looking to keep on winning games and prove that they have arrived at the grand stage with mean intentions.
Venue – Wankhede, Mumbai, India
Date & Time – 10th April | 8:00 PM IST
MI vs KXIP Dotball Team News
This pitch gives a slight advantage to bowlers, especially spinners in the second innings. As this stadium is near to the sea, there is always a due factor in the evening.
The Squads –
Mumbai Indians –
Pankaj Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam
Kings XI Punjab –
Lokesh Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Alzarri Joseph, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar
Kings XI Punjab – Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, KL Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman/Andre Tye, Mandeep Singh, R Ashwin, Mohd Shami, M Ashwin/Ankit Rajpoot, Sam Curran
Key Players –
Mumbai Indians – Quinton de Kock | Keiron Pollard | Alzarri Joseph
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul | Mayank Agarwal | Ravichandran Ashwin
MI vs KXIP Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock (MI, 9Cr)
Batsman: C Gayle (KXIP, 10.5 Cr), M Agarwal (KXIP, 9 Cr), R Sharma ( MI, 10 Cr), K Pollard (MI, 8.5 Cr)
Bowlers: R Ashwin (KXIP, 8.5 Cr), H Pandya (MI, 9.5 Cr)
All Rounders: J Bumrah (MI, 9Cr), A Joseph (MI, 8.5 Cr), M Shami (KXIP, 8.5 Cr), M Ashwin (8 Cr)
Captain: R Sharma (MI)
V-Captain: C Gayle (KXIP)