KXIP vs MI Dream11 Prediction: Indian Premier League’s 2020 edition has lived up to all the hypes and the wait have totally worth it. It is producing thrillers after thrillers between 8 evenly matched teams. In the continuation of the same, we move to Abu Dhabi today where Kings XI Punjab will take on Mumbai Indians. We will preview KXIP vs MI Dream11 contest.
Kings XI Punjab are coming into this match after an unexpected loss against Rajasthan Royals in the last match. Batting first, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal put on one of the best opening partnerships in the history of the league. They slammed 183 in 16.3 overs and hit the balls to almost all parts of Sharjah. Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran played their parts with a late cameo as KXIP set an improbable target of 224 to RR. In reply, Sheldon Cottrell got Jos Buttler early but Sanju Samson and Steve Smith didn’t allow required rates to climb up as they continue to find the fence regularly. Once Steve Smith got out after his fifty, RR promoted Rahul Tewatia at no 4. After initial struggles, he took a liking to Sheldon Cottrell in 18th over by taking 30 runs. The floodgates opened for KXIP thereafter as poor death bowling was one of the main reasons behind their defeat.
Mumbai Indians couldn’t complete a come-from-behind victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last match. Bowling first, all the fast-bowlers went for journeys as RCB’s power-packed batting lineup put on 201 from their 20 overs. In reply, Mumbai Indians had a poor start as they lost 4 top-order batsmen on the score of 78 runs. But Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan scripted an amazing turnaround with a century plus stand in double quick time. They came very close to register an impossible win before Ishan Kishan was dismissed on penultimate delivery. In the end, scores were level after a boundary on the last ball by Kieron Pollard. In the super over, Jasprit Bumrah couldn’t defend 8 runs which were below par against the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
Historically, Mumbai Indians have fared slightly better in the head-to-head record against Kings XI Punjab. Mumbai Indians have won 13 matches while 11 games have gone KXIP’s way. In last 5 matches, MI lead the proceedings with 3-2. They are meeting for the very first time in UAE.
The pitches at Abu Dhabi have remained interesting so far. On some occasions, it has displayed signs of extra bounce while also helping out spinners with considerable turn. This is also having one of the world’s biggest boundaries and you need a proper hit here to get a six. Clearly, scores have been comparatively lower than the other two venues and KXIP will have to adjust to that as they are playing for the first time here.
Fixture name: Kings XI Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians, Match 13, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 1st October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Kings XI Punjab: Matches- 3, Win- 1, Loss- 2, Points- 2, Standing- 5th
Mumbai Indians: Matches-3, Win-1, Loss- 2, Points- 2, Standing- 6th
Kings XI Punjab: 02, Mumbai Indians: 03, Tie: 00
Kings XI Punjab: LWLWL
Mumbai Indians: LWLLW
Sunrisers Hyderabad (162/4, 20 Overs) beat Delhi Capitals (147/7, 20 Overs) by 15 runs, 29th September 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and KXIP Vs MI Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
Quinton de Kock
WK: KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan
Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal
All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers: Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi
As per our Today Match Predictions, Mumbai Indians are primed to win this match against Kings XI Punjab. This is a crucial match for both the sides as both are placed in middle of the table. MI are looking a strong unit in all the departments with their Indian core while KXIP have some weaknesses in their play. KXIP will have to produce a well-furnished performance to beat this Mumbai Indians outfit.
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