Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab will clash heads on Thursday in Indian Premier League (IPL).
Kings XI Punjab
Despite extraordinary batting performances from skipper Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, Punjab lost two of their three games in this season. Kings XI Punjab are ranked at fourth position in the points table. Rahul is highest run-scorer in this season with 222 runs in three games. Mayank Agarwal followed him closely with 221 runs in three games. Sheldon Cottrell and Mohammed Shami bowled well this season.
Kings XI Punjab were left dumbstruck by Rahul Tewatia in the last match against Rajasthan Royals. He changed the game’s direction in space of 8 balls to destroy bowling attack of Royals. He slapped 5 sixes in one over of Sheldon Cottrell to win the game for Kings XI Punjab. Skipper Rahul and head coach Anil Kumble be will contemplating on how to convert close games to win. They will want to defeat Mumbai Indians in the next game to get some important points.
Defending Champions Mumbai Indians are a most complete team of IPL and they suffered two consecutive losses in recent games. They are ranked at fifth position in the points table.
Even after completely out of the game in first 15 overs and they nearly won the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in just five overs. Ishan Kishan played his first game in the last match and scored outrageous 99 runs off just 58 balls. He will wish to carry this form in the next game. Kieron Pollard scored terrific 60 runs in the last game of just 24 balls to scared Bangalore’s bowlers.
Australian pacer James Pattinson had a horrible game against Bangalore and he will be eager to perform well in this game. They can opt to play destructive batsman Chris Lynn in place of wicket-keeper Quinton de Cock to leave wicket-keeping duties to Ishan Kishan to make their batting stronger.
Mumbai Indians will be looking forward to winning the next game against Kings XI Punjab to gain some points.
These two teams played each other 18 times from 2013 where Mumbai Indians won 11 of them and Kings XI Punjab won remaining seven games
Mumbai Indians are more likely to win this match as they will try to bounce back.
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Date and Time:
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
(The odds might change without prior notice)