KXIP vs MI Fantasy Prediction: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians – 1 October 2020 (Abu Dhabi). Both teams will be looking to get their second win of the season.
Kings XI Punjab will take on Mumbai Indians in the league match of IPL 2020 aka Indian Premier League which will be played at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Mumbai Indians have lost two of their three games in the tournament so far and they lost their last game by the slightest of margins in the super-over. Apart from the losses, Mumbai Indians are looking like a stable side and the form of Ishan Kishan & Kieron Pollard has been a really good thing for them. Jasprit Bumrah failed in the last game but he is expected to be at his best in this game.
Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, have also won one of their three games but they should have won all three of them. The last match of Kings XI Punjab was one of the best games in the IPL history where Sheldon Cottrell conceded five sixes in an over. Punjab needs to stay calm in pressure situations and if they can achieve it then they are a really strong side as well.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent enough for the batting in the first innings whereas it gets a little slower in the 2nd innings. The average 1st innings batting score in IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi is 165.
Total IPL 2020 Games Played: 4; Batting 1st Won: 2; Batting 2nd Won: 2
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Jimmy Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi.
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Glenn Maxwell.
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Kieron Pollard.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Kings XI Punjab – Mohammad Shami and Sheldon Cottrell.
Mumbai Indians – Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, and Mohammad Shami.
KXIP vs MI Team Wicket-Keeper
KL Rahul (Price 10.5), Ishan Kishan (Price 8.5), and Quinton de Kock (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. Rahul is in a brilliant form and has already one century & a half-century in just three games so far in the tournament whereas Ishan played his first game of IPL 2020 in the last game and played his career-best knock of 99 runs in it. Quinny, on the other hand, has not been in a great form but still, he is a force to reckon with on his day. Ishan and Rahul are un-droppable options whereas Quinny is also a decent pick.
KXIP vs MI Team Batsmen
Rohit Sharma (Price 10.5) and Suryakumar Yadav (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Mumbai Indians. Rohit and Surya are world-class players and they just need to find some consistency with the bat. Both of them played really well against the Knight Riders and will be roaring to do the same in this game as well. The stats of both of them are brilliant and there is no doubt over their quality.
Mayank Agarwal (Price 9.5) will be our batsman from the Kings XI Punjab. Mayank has been on top of his game at the moment and he scored a brilliant century in the last game against the Royals. He has already scored 221 runs in the tournament so far in just three games.
KXIP vs MI Team All-Rounders
Kieron Pollard (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from the Kings XI Punjab. Pollard has shifted the time back and is looking like his prime version again. The way he batted in the last game was a treat to watch and he is now bowling some overs as well. Polly cannot be dropped with the form he is in.
KXIP vs MI Team Bowlers
Trent Boult (Price 8.5) and Rahul Chahar (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Mumbai Indians. Boult has bowled really well in the powerplay overs and in the death as well. He has picked five wickets in his bowling so far whereas Chahar will get help in his spin bowling on this track and he has also picked four wickets with the ball. Both of them are bowling really well.
Mohammad Shami (Price 9) and Ravi Bishnoi (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Kings XI Punjab. Shami is taking wickets for fun in the tournament and has picked 7 wickets in just three games whereas Bishnoi has been bowling beautifully as well and has picked four wickets in the tournament. Both of them are genuine wicket-taking bowlers.
Alternative Changes: Jasprit Bumrah & Murugan Ashwin In, Mohammad Shami and Rahul Chahar Out.
Match Prediction: Mumbai Indians will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Mayank Agarwal and Kieron Pollard
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