KXIP vs MI Head to Head; Punjab Probable Playing 11 against Mumbai
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 20, 2017,
Apr 20, 2017, 19:56
Punjab are now riding a losing streak of three matches, while Mumbai have won four matches on the trot. Last game's hero Manan Vohra was unwell and had to miss out.
Vohra's innings of 95 off 50 studded with 9 fours and 5 sixes could arguably be called the innings of the IPL so far, given the circumstances under which it was played. Rohit Sharma, Jos Buttler and Mitchell McClenaghan will be expected to step up with the tournament heading into crucial phase.
The Kings XI Punjab are going steady after losing two wickets.
According to our predictions, Mumbai Indians will win today as they won the toss and chose to BOWL first.
Nitish Rana and Kieron Pollard have been absolute revelations for the Indians this season and have played several match-winning innings for the team. The Kings made a promising start after winning two matches at their home turf but lost the momentum and lost three games in a row.
Howver, Mumbai's middle-order batsmen, especially Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, have been in their prime form.
The Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal - have been no less impactful as well, with Hardik getting quick runs lower down the order and Krunal being the partnership breaker.
All four games that Mumbai have won this season have been won while chasing targets, and they have lost the only game in which they have defended.
Kings XI captain Glenn Maxwell said he would have bowled first too.
The only concern for MI has been the form of their skipper Rohit Sharma. The skipper came out to bat and did exactly the same, carting the bowlers all around the park.
For the Kings XI, though, it has been a mixed bag. In 21 games so far, 12 have been won by the chasing side.
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell (captain), Marcus Stoinis, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Ishant Sharma.