After heartbreaking losses, making it two defeats in three games for every of the sides, each Kings XI Punjab and defending champions Mumbai Indians need to discover some momentum as they go face to face in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Whereas KXIP had been on the receiving end of the spectacular heist that made Rahul Tewatia an in a single day star, MI, regardless of an equally stunning fightback from Ishan Kisan and Kieron Pollard, may only a lot as tie the game before succumbing within the Super Over towards Royal Challengers Bangalore. Nonetheless, the 2 teams have more in common than just heartache and mid-table placement. Two of one of the best bowling sides in powerplay this IPL, KXIP and MI are, at the same time, additionally the 2 worst faring sides in death overs. Their pacers’ inconsistency – in particular that of Sheldon Cottrell and Jasprit Bumrah – has loads to contribute to that.
Hardik Pandya’s first competitive tournament after a major surgery has meant that MI have been cautious of utilizing his bowling. And the lack of these 4 overs have tremendously damage the team stability as properly. That their spinners have not fired as but solely adds to their worries, particularly going again to a venue the place they might need to rely much more on their slower bowlers for management. And now they’re up towards a team led by KL Rahul, the person who has been main from the entrance and boasts of a stellar record towards them.
Rahul’s three earlier scores towards Mumbai Indians read 100* (64), 71* (57) and 94 (60), and his present kind solely makes him a much bigger risk for Rohit & Co. In reality, Rahul (222) and teammate Mayank Agarwal (221) are the tournament’s leading run-scorers in the meanwhile, having scored marginally over 2/3rds of their team’s runs within the three games so far. As a lot as Rahul will cherish the match-up towards a seemingly off-colour Bumrah, MI could be hoping to use his weakness in opposition to spinners, his tendency to decelerate within the center overs. Which puts the spotlight on Pandya Sr. once more. Krunal’s underwhelming returns, with each bat and ball, do not encourage a lot confidence. However the lack of a top quality like-for-like replacement would mean there will not be an excessive amount of tinkering with a line up that is appeared a bit rusty and is already one bowler short.
Match Begin Time: October 1, Thursday at 19:30 IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Both Teams News:
Kings XI Punjab: Might this be the game Chris Gayle returns? KXIP has left everyone guessing on that. But it surely’s their bowling that should pull up their socks. Barring Ravi Bishnoi, not one of the bowlers has been economical – not even Shami for all of the wickets he is picked. They could possibly be tempted to bring in Mujeeb ur Rahman, a greater than a helpful option with the brand new ball as well as on the death. However that will imply dropping Sheldon Cottrell for an uncapped Indian pacer.
Mumbai Indians: Should Nathan Coulter-Nile be available – after having missed the three opening games thus far with pre-season facet pressure – he may replace James Pattinson within the side. After his counterattacking 99, Ishan Kishan will, perhaps, proceed within the eleven.
Both Teams Squads:
Kings XI Punjab Squad: Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai
Probable Squads of each teams:
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran/Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, M Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Shami
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Our Dream11 Team for This Match:
Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul(C), I Kishan, Q de Cock
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma(VC), Mayank Agrawal, K Nair
All-Rounders: Kieran Pollard
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, J Pattinson, Mohammad Shami, M Ashwin
Today, Punjab is likely to won the toss today, and they decided to bowl First
Key Players: KXIP vs MI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Q de Kock
- K Pollard
These are main players of MI for Today’s Match
- KL Rahul
- K Nair
These are main Players of KXIP for Today’s Match
Who Will Win Today’s Match?
According to stars, KXIP will won today’s Match