The 9th match of the tournament will bring midtable clash of Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians. Both the teams have lost one of the two matches they have played so far in this tournament and now would want to register another win in this game. Kings XI Punjab’s luck was blown off in their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders. They got the wicket of Andre Russell but the ball was cancelled as the fielding restrictions were violated by Punjab’s skipper Ashwin. That one wicket made all the difference and despite putting up a good fight, the game was simply beyond their reach. Mayank Agarwal and David Miller stood out from the rest by scoring 58 and 59 respectively. (KXIP vs MI IPL)
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, had a terrific game in their last game. Skipper Rohit Sharma, led from the front with his innings of 48 runs off 33 balls. Then joined the party Suryakumar Yadav and Yuvraj Singh, helped Mumbai Indians to put up a score of 187 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. At one point of the time, it was almost certain that Mumbai Indians might lose to RCB but owing to the overs of Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai managed to win the game by a very close margin or say by terrible umpiring in the game.
The Punjab Cricket Association ground was once a bowling paradise but with time it has slowly turned into a good batting pitch. Even a score of 180 was chased on this pitch. So some big hits are expected in this game.
It is expected to be a hot and sultry day in Mohali with a maximum of 34 degrees Celsius with 55% humidity in the air and there are no chances of precipitation.
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We are backing the Mumbaikars to win this game because their last game would give them enough confidence to be aggressive from the start. Moreover, the destructive form of Yuvraj Singh would also be a big boost for the guests.
bet365: Mumbai Indians – 8/11, Kings XI Punjab– 11/10
Skybet: Mumbai Indians – 8/11, Kings XI Punjab– 11/10
betfair: Mumbai Indians – 3/4, Kings XI Punjab– 11/10
The books are predicting Mumbai Indians’ WIN.
Top Kings XI Punjab batsmen – C Gayle, KL Rahul
Top Mumbai Indians batsmen – R Sharma, Q de Kock
Top Kings XI Punjab bowlers – AJ Tye, AS Rajpoot
Top Mumbai Indians bowler – JJ Bumrah, MJ McClenaghan
Kings XI Punjab Playing 11: Hardus Viljoen/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, V Chakravorthy, R Ashwin, C Gayle, Sarfraz Khan, M Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, D Miller, K L Rahul
Mumbai Indians Playing 11: M Markande, J Bumrah, M McClenaghan, L Malinga, K Pandya, H Pandya, R Sharma, S K Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, K Pollard