After facing a humiliating loss against RCB, Kings XI Punjab will now lock horns with Mumbai Indians who lost to RR in their last encounter. It’s a kind of knockout for both the teams as the losing team will be officially out of the race to playoffs. The clash will take place tomorrow May 16 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and will begin at 08:00 PM Local.
Beating Mumbai Indians at their home ground will be a bit tougher for KXIP who have struggled to perform in the second half of the tournament. Things will become even worse for the visitors due to their poor run rate.
So, let’s move forwards to MI vs KXIP team news and MI vs KXIP dream11 prediction.
Punjab would be highly disappointed with the show put up by their batsmen in the last game against RCB. One or two changes are certain to take place. Mayank Agarwal and Aaron Finch are doubtful starters for Punjab.
Mumbai Indians might stick to their last playing 11 despite a loss against RR. As no changes are expected to take place in Mumbai Indians unless there is an injury concern.
MI Risky Players: JP Duminy/K Pollard
KXIP Risky Players: M Rahman/Marcus Stoinis
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Rohit Sharma (c), Aditya Tare, Ben Cutting, Hardik Pandya, Sharad Lumba, Akila Dananjaya, Suryakumar Yadav, Pradeep Sangwan, Mustafizur Rahman, Krunal Pandya, Tajinder Singh, Evin Lewis, Mayank Markande, Kieron Pollard, Jean-Paul Duminy, Saurabh Tiwary, Rahul Chahar, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Anukul Roy, MD Nidheesh, Ishan Kishan (wk), Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Marcus Stoinis, David Miller, Akshdeep Nath, Mayank Dagar, Ankit Rajpoot, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Karun Nair, Axar Patel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Pardeep Sahu, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Manzoor Dar
Both the teams are expected to make one or two changes. The probable MI vs KXIP playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Ishan Kishan
Batsmen: Jean-Paul Duminy, Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav,
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting,
Bowlers: Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande
Wicketkeeper: Lokesh Rahul
Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal/Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch/D Miller,
All-rounder: Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c),
Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot
For Mum, the form of Rohit Sharma is subject of concern. The bulk scoring is dependent upon Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Evin Lewis. Lewis was the top-scorer in the last game. In lower middle order, Pandya brothers can also hit biggies. Surya is the leading run-getters and has scored 402 runs in 10 games while Lewis has 296 runs in 9 innings.
In bowling, Pandya brother will be crucial. Hardik has taken 15 wickets in 10 games and is second in the list of purple cap holders. M McClenaghan will also be crucial.
For Punjab, Chris Gayle and KL Rahul are the only contributors with the bat. KL Rahul has 460 runs in 10 matches while C Gayle has scored 350 runs in 9 matches.
In bowling, Andrew Tye holds the purple cap with 19 wickets in 10 matches and Mujeeb ur Rahman has 11 wickets in his bag in 9 matches.
Punjab’s batting order fell like a pack of cards in the last game against RCB at their home ground in Indore. This is a must-win game for both the teams and Mumbai Indians seem to have an upper hand due to their home advantage.
As per our MUM vs PNJ Dream11 predictions, the hosts will be favorite.
In wicketkeeper, both Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul are a good choice. We will prefer KL Rahul.
In batsmen, C Gayle, Evin Lewis, Karun Nair, Surya Kumar Yadav are a must have choices.
In all-rounder, Pandya Brothers along with M Stoinis/R Ashwin will be perfect.
In bowling, Andrew Tye, M McClenaghan, M Markande and Ankit Rajpoot will be crucial.
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