Kings XI Punjab will face bottom-placed Mumbai Indians in the upcoming IPL 2018 clash scheduled at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore tomorrow at 08:00 PM Local.
While it’s almost the end for MI after 6 loss in 8 games, Kings XI Punjab, who are placed third in the points table would be looking to grab 1st position after registering a win in tomorrow’s clash.
Both the teams are coming after a loss in their last encounters and would be desperately looking for a win. Mumbai Indians lost to RCB by 14 runs in a very crucial game while Kings XI Punjab failed to chase 133 run target against SRH and lost by 13 runs.
So, let’s move forwards to KXIP vs MI team news and KXIP vs MI dream11 prediction.
Punjab suffered a 13-run loss against SRH in the last game due to below-par performances of the batsmen. However, no changes are expected in the playing 11 and management might stick to the same combination.
In Mumbai, Evin Lewis missed the last game due to an injury. Kieron Pollard was roped in his place however he was still ineffective. If Lewis gets 100% fit, Pollard will have to make way for him. Rest no changes are expected in Mumbai Indians.
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KXIP Risky Players: Aaron Finch, Barinder Sran
Both the players have looked off color in the last few games.
MI Risky Players: Kieron Pollard
Evin Lewis might replace him if gets fully fit.
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Lokesh Rahul (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Akshdeep Nath, Ankit Rajpoot, Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Karun Nair, Barinder Sran, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
Rohit Sharma (c), Akila Dananjaya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Evin Lewis, Mustafizur Rahman, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Tajinder Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Jean-Paul Duminy, Sharad Lumba, MD Nidheesh, Saurabh Tiwary, Rahul Chahar, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Pradeep Sangwan, Aditya Tare, Ben Cutting, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan
Both the teams are expected to stick to their last playing 11. No such changes are expected in both the sides. The probable KXIP vs MI playing 11 is listed below.
Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Ankit Rajpoot, Barinder Sran, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Rohit Sharma (c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
For PNJ, Chris Gayle and KL Rahul are the consistent contributors with the bat. Both Gayle and Rahul are the top scorers for KXIP. None of the KXIP batters is in form apart from the top two.
In bowling, Ankit Rajpoot has been impressive so far. He bowled the best spell of his career in the last match and took 5 wicket haul. Apart from him, Mujeeb ur Rahman and R Ashwin are also crucial.
For MUM, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, JP Duminy and Hardik Pandya will be the key batters. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard have looked out of form so far.
In bowling, M McClenaghan, M Markande, and J Bumrah have been effective so far. in the last game, Hardik Pandya proved out to be very effective and took 3 crucial wickets. M Markande has 11 wickets so far and will be a key bowler for MI.
Punjab will start the game as favorite. Placed at 3rd position, they have 5 wins in 7 games. On the opposite, Mumbai Indians are bottom placed with just 2 wins in their 8 games so far. Nothing has worked out for Mumbai this season. They have lost a few matches despite some good performances.
As per our PNJ vs MUM Dream11 predictions, Kings XI Punjab will be favorite.
In wicketkeeper, both Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul will be good. We will prefer KL Rahul.
In batting, C Gayle, S Yadav, K Nair and JP Duminy can be a safe bet. We are all familiar with Surya Kumar Yadav’s form and what C Gayle and JP Duminy are capable of doing.
In all-rounder, Pandya brothers will be a good choice.
In bowling, M McClenaghan, J Bumrah, A Rajpoot and Mujeeb will be perfect.
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