Description: KXIP Vs MI MyTeam11 Team Picks, Pitch Report, Probable Playing 11 And Match Overview: Both teams go at loggerheads today looking to turnaround their foregone defeats.
For Mumbai Indians, this has not been an ideal start to the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League. Failing to win two out of their three encounters in the league, the side finds itself already staring at a deficit from the top 4.
The manner in which they ended up losing their foregone affair is one the side will be beating itself about. After throttling themselves towards a sensational recovery in their run chase against RCB, a tie which went down to the super over, Mumbai’s shambolic decision making resulted in their demise.
From faltering to send out the right combination in to bat to failing to set the right field, Mumbai were left ruing their own mistakes. At the end of the day, the seven run target they laid out in the super over was way too timid and meek a score to defend, one which saw Mumbai lose grip of a match which could have easily swung their way.
KXIP Vs MI MyTeam11 Probable Winner
Elsewhere, things weren’t any better for Kings XI Punjab who only had themselves to blame for their horrendous defeat to Rajasthan. Looking set to canter their way to the two points, a subliminal effort by Tewatia ripped Punjab into shreds to see them being dished out the largest ever run chase in the league.
With both the sides defeated the last time around and left with the sole win in three clashes, this is a crucial encounter for either team. Either side will come hot out of the blocks with Mumbai’s bowling earning them a win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A wicket which is known to take a change in the second innings, the team winning the toss is set to come out and bat first today. Given the quick rate at which encounters are being contested here, the surface has cracked open as the match runs down its course to make chasing a gruelling affair.
Nothing changes today either with a traditionally hot day set to greet the players out onto the field.
Chasing Side’s Record This Season
Win: 2 Lost: 2
Average First Innings Score
Probable Playing 11
Kings XI Punjab
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C, WK), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Indian Premier League 2020
Match: Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians
Date And Time: 1st October, Thursday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Telecast: Star Sports 1,2, Hindi/HD, Disney+ hotstar
Five Quiessential Players
Kings XI Punjab
- Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell
- Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Quinton de Kock is really struggling to get going in the league at the moment. However, Punjab’s bowling is hardly a formidable one, a unit which could see the opener settle in the middle and peel off much yearned for runs.
Ishan Kishan did everything within his capacity to pull off a win for Mumbai Indians the last time around. The batsman went berserk, scoring 99 runs to not only revive a languishing run chase for his side but take the contest into the super over.
With 69 runs the last time around, Kings XI Punjab’s opener and wicket-keeper, KL Rahul now has a century and half-century in three clashes to see him become our first pick from the side.
Also with a century and half-century in the league inside the space of three encounters is Punjab’s second opener, Mayank Aggarwal. He smashed a scrumptious one hundred and six runs against SRH to see him be a must have pick for us.
Mumbai will on the other hand see us make captain and opener, Rohit Sharma, the first pick in this docket. He has failed to get going, a player off the boil but his sprawling skill set is well known to see him be inducted in our framework.
Suryakumar Yadav will be his partner for the clash for the impending encounter, two players capable of moving in unison to blow apart a floundering Punjab bowling setup.
Kieron Pollard needed three ties to settle into his groove but once he pulled his socks up, he showed what he can do. He piled on a behemoth sixty runs, scoring them right in the tailend of the run chase to make him our lone pick in this slot.
This surface is going to be one where Mohammed Shami will hold the key for Punjab. A wicket where Shami’s versatility and ability to switch up the deliveries can see him easily go for the sucker punch and pull off crucial early breakthroughs.
Sheldon Cottrell was made a mockery of by Tewatia the last time around who cleaned him for five sixes in one over. However, we will still be reposing faith in him with him bound to pick up wickets as the batsmen go after him.
Mumbai Indians will see their new entrant, Trent Boult be snagged by us. He’s further proving Delhi wrong for letting go off him, a spearhead who has absolutely lit up Mumbai’s fast attack with five wickets in three matches.
Jasprit Bumrah is struggling to get going but his calibre and worldclass skill set makes the speedster a must have pick for us today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
MI Bat First: Punjab’s bowling could see Rohit rediscover his touch to see captain our side while Mayank is the vice-captain.
KXIP Bat First: Mayank’s riveting touch at the moment sees him captain our side while Rohit is the vice-captain.
Pant, Faf, Shane, Shreyas, Dhawan, Curran, Stoinis, Jadeja, Lungi, Deepak, Rabada
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.