| On Updated : Oct 1, 2020 12:00 PM IST

KXIP vs MI Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS Today IPL Match 1 October

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.

Pitch and Conditions

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.

KXIP vs MI Dream11 Teams Match Details

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

Points Table Standings

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

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Kings XI Punjab: 02, Mumbai Indians: 03, Tie: 00

Recent Form

Kings XI Punjab: LWLWL
Mumbai Indians: LWLLW

Last Match at the Venue

Sunrisers Hyderabad (162/4, 20 Overs) beat Delhi Capitals (147/7, 20 Overs) by 15 runs, 29th September 2020.

KXIP vs MI Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and KXIP Vs MI Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

Kings XI Punjab Team News

  • Kings XI Punjab may bring one or two changes to their playing XI today after the loss in the last match.
  • KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will continue to open for them and both are looking in tremendous form.
  • Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran are overseas options in the middle while Sarfaraz Khan and Karun Nair will round-off the batting department. James Neesham has done a decent job with the ball without getting an opportunity with the bat.
  • Death bowling is an area of concern for KXIP as Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell have struggled to say the least without any variations in lengths. There is an option of playing Ishan Porel in the place of one of the spinners – Ravi Bishnoi & Murugan Ashwin.

KXIP Playing 11 (Probable)

KL Rahul
Mayank Agrawal
Nicholas Pooran
Glenn Maxwell
Karun Nair
Sarfaraz Khan
James Neesham
Ishan Porel
Ravi Bishnoi
Mohammad Shami
Sheldon Cottrell

Mumbai Indians Team News

  • Mumbai Indians don’t make bulk of changes usually after a loss and they may go in with the same playing XI from the last match.
  • Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock will open the innings and both are searching for their consistency in this format. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan give a lot of hope with the form they are in currently.
  • We got another reminder of what Kieron Pollard can do in the last match as if we needed one. Hardik and Krunal Pandya are yet to fire with the bat in hand this season.
  • Trent Boult and James Pattinson have been good with the new ball but both have to improve their death bowling if they are to play longer. Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar will remain the Indian options in the bowling department in KXIP vs MI Dream11 predictions.

MI Playing 11 (Probable)

Rohit Sharma
Quinton de Kock
Suryakumar Yadav
Ishan Kishan
Kieron Pollard
Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
Rahul Chahar
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah

KXIP vs MI Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

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

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Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • KL Rahul should be a natural pick for the captaincy position today looking at the way he is hitting the ball. He is the orange cap holder currently with 222 runs from 3 innings. He is a safe option with high return probability due to his consistency. His wicket-keeping points will be an added advantage.
  • KL Rahul’s partner Mayank Agarwal is not behind by much in terms of runs scored this year. In fact, a solitary run separates both of them in the list. Though Abu Dhabi will be a lot different to Sharjah and Dubai but Mayank Agarwal is a proper batsman and can adapt to any conditions.
  • Ishan Kishan played his first match this year after missing out on couple of matches early on. He straight away demonstrated his skills in a tense chase and almost took MI to brink against RCB. He couldn’t complete the ton but his form gives you a hope of similar performances in the upcoming matches.

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For Grand Leagues

  • Mohammed Shami is a genuine wicket-taker in all forms of the game. He has taken early wickets for KXIP in almost all the matches so far. He would enjoy bowling at Abu Dhabi compared to other two venues. Yes, death bowling is an issue but he can give you enough points with the new ball.
  • Rohit Sharma played an innings of 80 runs when Mumbai Indians played here last time against Kolkata Knight Riders. He has looked in great touch but hasn’t capitalized on the starts apart from that innings. He can be an option in the grand leagues only because of his skills.
  • Kieron Pollard is a handy option for the grand leagues today. He slammed 60 from 24 balls in the last innings and when he gets going, there are no boundaries enough for him. His game time is less comparatively but he doesn’t need much time to make an impact as we saw in the last match. Also Rohit Sharma is using him in the bowling as well this season. So, there lies another potential for you.

Who will win KXIP vs MI Today Match Prediction?

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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