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MI vs KXIP Playerzpot Prediction IPL Preview, Team News, Playing 11

By Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Playerzpot Prediction IPL Preview, Team News, Playing 11

Mumbai Indians will host the Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming match in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians handed over the Chennai Super Kings their first defeat and bundled out Sunrisers Hyderabad for 96 to register two back to back wins. Kings XI Punjab will also land in Mumbai riding high on the momentum wave after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match. Punjab outfit have won four of their six matches in IPL 2019 so far and are firmly seated on the third spot in the IPL Points Table ( along with Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings with 8 points so far).

The last time both the teams met, Mumbai Indians had to suffer a defeat against KXIP but playing in home conditions might yield a different result for the Mumbai Indians.

The hosts have a formidable pace attack with Jasprit Bumrah and left-arm Jason Behrendorff. They also have Joseph Alzarri and Hardik Pandya who could utilise the bounce and carry on the Wankhede track.

Kings XI, on the other hand, have been top heavy in batting with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal leading the way with 200-plus aggregates.

It is a dream: Alzarri Joseph

“I could not have asked for a better start. I just backed myself and it worked. My plan was to keep everything simple and execute my plans,” Joseph said.

Enjoying my batting: KL Rahul

“I couldn’t start off the way I wanted to in the first couple of games. Just enjoying my batting and happy to end up on the winning side.”

Match Details

When: 10 April 2019, 08:00 pm IST

Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Head to Head:

Total Played: 23

MI won: 12

MI Lost: 11

TEAM NEWS MI vs KXIP

  • Both the teams are expected to field their same playing combination.
  • Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma sustained  a hamstring injury during a practice session ahead of the match against Kings XI Punjab. But, reports suggest that he is fit and rearing to go.
  • MI is expected to bring back Yuvraj Singh. Ishan Kishan is likely to make way for him.
  • Lasith Malinga has returned from Sri Lanka and he is available for today match. He might be roped in for the Sri Lankan and Behrendorff.

Pitch Report

The seaside location of the Wankhede stadium means that the swing bowlers get a fair amount of assistance during the early part of each day. The pitch is also suitable for bowlers.

Squads

Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Sam Curran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman,  Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar

Mumbai Indians

Yuvraj Singh, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Pankaj Jaiswal, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rasikh Salam

Playing XI MI vs KXIP

Kings XI Punjab

KL Lokesh, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Sarfraz Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah

Fantasy Picks Kings XI Punjab

  • KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 71* off 53 balls against SRH. Against MI, he has scored 71, 94, 24, 68, 23 in his last five innings. Yet another blistering performance could be expected from him.
  • R Ashwin has been leading from the front. Ashwin has taken seven wickets in six matches so far.

Fantasy Picks Mumbai Indians

  • Alzarri Joseph starred in the previous clash for Mumbai Indians as he returned figures of 6/12 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He would aim to carry forward his red hot form.
  • Hardik Pandya took three wickets in the last match by giving only 20 runs off his four overs.  He has scored 102 runs so far and four wickets.

Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

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