Mohali, March 30, Saturday at 04:00 PM IST
After clinching 6 runs win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy on Thursday evening, Mumbai Indians travel their way up to Mohali to face off Kings XI Punjab in the next fixture. Both the sides have managed one win and one loss in the two fixtures played so far and would be looking to gain some momentum in the tournament. The two teams will face each other at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Saturday evening. The match will begin at 04:00 PM IST.
Mumbai Indians clinched 6 runs win over Royal Challengers Bangalore to open their account in a high-scoring match that went down to the wire with 7 required off the last ball for RCB to win. The final ball of the innings, bowled by Lasith Malinga, was a no-ball but the on-field umpires missed to rectify it and Mumbai Indians managed 6 runs win in the game. Now, Mumbai Indians have one win and one loss in two outings and they will be looking to continue their momentum.
Kings XI Punjab thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs at their fortress Swai Man Singh Stadium to kick-start their campaign but failed to triumph Kolkata Knight Rider's backyard Eden Gardens and faced 28 runs defeat while chasing a massive 218 runs total on the board. Kings XI Punjab managed 190/4 in the end and would be satisfied by the outing as they did not throw it away while chasing a big score. M Agarwal (58), David Miller (59*) and Mandeep Singh (33*) fought bravely but couldn't help cross the line.
Moreover, playing their first home game of the twelfth edition, Kings XI Punjab will be the favourites to win the contest.
In another fixture on Saturday, Delhi Capitals will be seen hosting Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroz Shah Kotla in the night.
Total – 22
Total – 07
Mumbai Indians – 04
Kings XI Punjab – 03
The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is areally good wicket to bat on. In IPL, even 180 is not a safe target on this pitch and many high-scoring encounters have been witnessed here in the past. Pacers can get some pace and bounce from the wicket in the starting but later on, it becomes ideal for batting.
Matches won batting first – 22
Matches won bowling first – 27
Average 1st Inns scores – 164
Average 2nd Inns scores – 154
Highest total recorded – 240/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded – 67/10 (17.1 Ov) by DC vs KXIP
Highest score chased – 194/6 (20 Ov) by KXIP vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 106/6 (10 Ov) by KXIP vs RCB
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab:
Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Varun Chakravarthy, Andrew Tye
This MI vs KXIP Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
KXIP wins the toss an elects to bowl first
MI are playing with the same playing11
Kings XI Punjab have undergone one change
M Ashwin comes in for Varun Chakravorthy
Team 1 & 2: As per the stats
Since 2011 IPL, Kings XI Punjab has failed to manage a win against Mumbai Indians at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium. Mumbai Indians have 4 won consecutive encounters in Mohali since 2011. And with the current run, it will no surprise if MI makes it five wins on the trot.
Both the sides have plenty of big hitters in their rank and as the wicket also favours batsmen more, another high-scoring thriller is expected at Mohali tomorrow.
C Gayle and R Sharma will be in most of the teams so there's no point in picking them as captain & vice-captain.
Captain & vice-captain- KL Rahul, D Miller, Yuvraj Singh, Q de Kock, M Agarwal & Hardik Pandya
THIS MI VS KXIP DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.