KXIP vs MI today match prediction: Mumbai Indians are coming at the back of an extraordinary match and arguably one of the greatest matches in IPL history ever. They fought hard till the last minute against RCB and couldn’t go past the brilliance of RCB boys. That match was nothing but a cliffhanger by all means. Mumbai Indians will be pumped up to get back to winning ways and maintain the winning consistency.
Kings XI Punjab on the other hand were involved in an epic run chase that saw Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia play blinders. Rahul Tewatia in particular played once in a lifetime knock which mightn’t even happen ever again. KL Rahul need to manage his fast bowlers in a better way as he don’t have a legit bowler who has a reputation of bowling at death. They have Chris Jordan but they dropped him after one bad game and paid the price for it in their previous game at Sharjah.
After having played 3 games each, there are some glaring weakness in both the teams and in today IPL match prediction, let us bring out the strengths and weaknesses of both the teams
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
They have 2 openers who are in supreme form and are reluctant to get out without giving their team dashing starts. They are sitting handsomely at the first and second spot for leading run-getters in this IPL. Their spin bowling department led by the young gun in Ravi Bishnoi has been top notch.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
The miraculous innings from Ishan Kishan in the previous game has made the team, a much stronger one with Kieron Pollard showing he has still got that ruthless hunger in him. It’s only a matter of time that Quinton de Kock hits his peak form as he is too good a player to miss out on more than 3 games.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Death bowling. Its as simple as that. They have one of the worst pair of death bowlers in this season. Drafting Chris Jordan into the playing XI might just solve the issue to some extent. The form of Glenn Maxwell is a worrying sign as a rare failure from openers might put the middle order in the spot of bother.
Mumbai Indians (Mi)
The consistency of Rohit Sharma has once again come to fore as after one good game, the captain has slumped and flopped in a big run chase. The form of Hardik Pandya with the bat is another area which MI will be worried about. Their overseas pacer James Pattinson and Trent Boult haven’t been at their best and they might bring in Nathan Coulter-Nile in place of either of the overseas fast bowlers who is a much experienced and a canny customer as far as T20s is concerned.
Form guide (last 5 games)
Kings XI Punjab playing11
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cotrell
Mumbai Indians playing11
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahal, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
IPL 2020 Prediction: KXIP vs MI who will win today match prediction?
Both the teams are coming at the back of a dramatic loss and this match will be a high octane one as both the teams will be looking for a win. In who will win today match section, MI are winning the game according to betting sites
Bet365: KXIP- 2.20, MI- 1.66
Betway: KXIP- 2.10, MI- 1.61
KXIP vs MI Dream11 team for today’s match
Some players are not in the best of form but the match winners in them can turn up on any given day and in dream11 prediction, let us see the players who can be useful in fetching big points
KL Rahul: With 222 runs including a century and a half-century, he is looking in fine form and will be a direct entrant in any fantasy team
Mayank Agarwal: He is just a solitary run behind his captain in the leading run scorer table. He can be a given the captain in fantasy teams.
Kieron Pollard: The game changer. His 60 from 34 balls showed that he is still pretty much intact. Rohit Sharma is using him with the ball as well. He can be a good pick
Mohammad Shami: He has been amongst the wickets once again. He has picked 7 wickets in the tournament so far in 3 games. That’s just over 2 wickets per game. He is sure to fetch you some points.
Other picks: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Glenn Maxwell, Ravi Bishnoi can be handy picks in your fantasy teams.
Today IPL Match score: Team batting first is expected to score around 180.
IPL match today pitch report: The pitch will be two paced with longer boundaries on one side and relatively shorter boundaries on one side.
Who won yesterday IPL match: KOL won the game against RR by 37 runs