KXIP vs MI Dream 11 Prediction: IPL Fantasy Tips for KXIP vs MI as The SportsRush helps you form the best possible Dream 11 team.
KXIP and MI are coming off differing results in the encounter before the one on Sunday. KXIP ended up on the losing side after Nitish Rana and Andre Russell went berserk to put the game largely out of KXIP’s reach. Their batting unit did well to reach 180 odd, but were always up against it, especially when you have a bowling unit as skilful and varied as KKRs.
MI managed to sneak through at the Chinnaswamy, as they always do. Posting a total of 180 odd, the MI bowling unit was always under doubt of keeping the RCB batting unit at bay. But the RCB lower middle order imploded and couldn’t tee off when needed; thereby gifting the win to MI.
Bumrah and Malings had a large role to play in stifling the chase as well and once again, RCB stumbled just before the final hurdle.
— SportsGridUK (@Sportsgriduk) March 29, 2019
Let’s get to business now.
KXIP vs MI Dream 11 Prediction
For the wicketkeeping slot, it is going to be a straight shootout between QDK and KL Rahul. KL Rahul hasn’t been feeling it this season, whereas QDK is coming off a brilliant home series, having scored 5 fifties and a 100. He seemed to be in decent touch in the first two games and could come good on that flat track in Mohali too, one that suits his style of batting.
Jasprit Bumrah would be my first pick for this game, largely because of the way he single handedly turned the game into MIs favour the last time Mumbai took the field.
Bumrah has been instrumental in the success of the Indian team and Mumbai Indians in the last few seasons and could be really handy with ‘fantasy points’ tomorrow as well, as he certainly bowls two overs at the death.
Mitch McCleneghan is a ‘fantasy genius’, owing to his high wickets/match ratio. Mitch McCleneghan is every fantasy manager’s best friend. He probably has the best wicket/match ratio(1.36) in the IPL. To give you some perspective, Malinga has wicket/match ratio of 1.4, Rashid has one of 1.21, Narine has one of 1.12 and Bumrah of 1.03. Enough evidence to get him in for every Dream 11 game you ever play.
Andrew Tye is back in the mix for KXIP. He is their designated death overs specialist and could give you those ‘cheap wickets’ that we as fantasy managers are always after.
Mayank Markande will be my last bowling option for this game. He was MIs missing cog from their first game this season and fit right in during the 2nd fixture at the Chinnaswamy.
Markande bowls with guile, trickery and precision. With 4 right handers in the KXIP top 6, Markande could be a real threat on Sunday. Get him in.
Hardik Pandya showed why he is one of the most important Indian players going into the 2019 World Cup. He knows how to take wickets with the ball and most importantly can provide the necessary oomph with the bat during the death overs. Amongst the all-rounders on display for this game, Hardik Pandya is the best possible option. Get him in at all costs.
Chris Gayle has had a terrific start to the 2019 IPL, one that even the KXIP management would be a little surprised by. Gayle tends to generally start tournament a little slow, just like his innings, but this time, he has decided to fire right from the word go. And when Gayle goes big, you would really regret not having him in your side. So, save yourself the trouble and just draft him in.
Rohit Sharma would be second pick for the game, largely because of the way he batting in the last game. The Indian opener loves to have the ball come onto the bat and would absolutely love to stroke the ball on the flat Mohali deck. With KXIP refusing to draft Mujeeb in their XI, the attack that they would dish out shouldn’t pose much of a problem to Rohit and thus I wouldn’t advise you to leave him out.
Mayank Agarwal has performed well for KXIP in the first two outings, scoring a 50 in the second game and anchoring the KXIP chase well under the pressure of a stiff KKR target. While KXIP did end up on the losing side, it was impressive to see how Mayank constructed the innings.
Keiron Pollard would be my 4th batting pick, one because of his batting position and two because of how he has been striking the ball in T20 leagues all around the globe.
One could argue that Yuvi should be picked ahead of him, but if you have watched the games, you would know that Yuvi has flattered to deceive. He got lucky thrice in the first game and scored 20+ in the second only because Kohli decided to bowl the one bowler against him that he could easily get away. Don’t get wrong, I would be the happiest one’s around if Yuvi tees off, but I just don’t see that happening.
For the final pick of the game, I am forced to bring in a KXIP player, as I already have 7 MI players in my side.
I am only ready to invest in a batsman in the top 4 and hence Sarfaraz seems like the only good option. He is a budget pick and does fit into my criteria as well. Also, he has batted brilliantly in the last two games and could shower you with some important points.
Captain: Chris Gayle/Rohit Sharma(whoever bats second)
Vice-Captain: Chris Gayle/Rohit Sharma(whoever bats first)
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