Mohali, March 30, Saturday at 04:00 PM IST
So, it’s time for a double-header in the IPL 2019- Kings XI Punjab will be seen hosting Mumbai Indians at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali in the evening in their first home fixture of the season. Kings XI Punjab is returning after playing two away games in which they have managed one win and have faced one defeat. The clash will begin at 04:00 PM IST.
In the second fixture of Saturday’s doubleheader, Delhi Capitals will host Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Delhi faced 6 wickets drubbing at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in the previous encounter at the same venue and will be looking to secure a win against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kings XI Punjab will be playing their first home game on Saturday and will be looking to start the home-leg with a win. They started their IPL 2019 campaign with 14 runs win over Rajasthan Royals but succumbed to 28 runs drubbing at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in the second fixture.
Kings XI Punjab was positive in the run chase on the back of timely fifties from Mayank Agarwal (58 of 34) and David Miller (59 of 40) but Andre Russell’s 17-ball 48 runs havoc in the first innings came out as the difference between the two sides. They would be looking to move forward and bounce back strongly against Mumbai Indians in Saturday’s fixture.
The slow-starters of the tournament Mumbai Indians secured their first win of the season after holding their nerve in a high-scoring thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday evening. With 7 runs to defend off the last ball, Mumbai Indians clinched 6 runs win over RCB, courtesy an umpiring error. The last ball of the innings, bowled by Lasith Malinga, was a no-ball but the on-field umpire S Ravi failed to spot it. The incident has created a furore since then and both the captains were miffed over the mistake.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians travels all the way to North for their third encounter. The side faced 37 runs defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals in the opening fixture but looked quite balanced in the second fixture and would be hoping to continue the momentum. Also, MI has a better record at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
Total – 22
Kings XI Punjab – 10
Mumbai Indians – 12
The IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is a typical batting wicket where the average first innings score in IPL is 164. Initially, the wicket provided assistance to pace bowlers but in the last few years, it has slowed down and has turned ideal for batting. Expect a total of 180+ in the first innings and it won’t be a surprise if the chasing side easily achieves it. The scores of 180+ have been chased down in the past and the chasing side has won more games at this venue.
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
Total – 07
Mumbai Indians – 04
Kings XI Punjab – 03
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
KXIP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – KL Rahul
Batsmen – C Gayle, Sarfraz Khan, M Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, D Miller
All-rounder – R Ashwin
Bowlers – V Chakravorthy, Andrew Tye, M Shami, Mujeeb/Hardus Viljoen
MI Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Q de Kock
Batsmen – R Sharma, S K Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, K Pollard
All-rounder – H Pandya, K Pandya
Bowlers – L Malinga, M McClenaghan, J Bumrah, M Markande
Kings XI Punjab –
Varun Chakravarthy, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar
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
Fantasy picks KXIP –
Power hitters- C Gayle, D Miller and KL Rahul
Pace attack – Andrew Tye
Spin Abilities – R Ashwin & V Chakravorthy
Doubtful – Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Hardus Viljoen
Fantasy picks MI-
Power hitters- R Sharma, Q de Kock, Yuvraj Singh
Mighty all rounders- Pandya Brothers
Pace attack – J Bumrah & L Malinga
Spin abilities – M Markande & Krunal Pandya
Doubtful – M McClenaghan/Ben Cutting
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
The final update will be provided at the time of toss. Don’t forget to check!
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