Kings XI Punjab lastly managed to interrupt their five-match shedding streak in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier than going into the robust recreation in opposition to Mumbai Indians on Sunday. Punjab is reeling on the final place with two wins out of eight video games. Interestingly, each of those victories got here in opposition to RCB.
However, they didn’t play unhealthy cricket by any stretch however misplaced the important thing moments in three video games, which price them these matches. Now, Chris Gayle is again into the combo, KXIP is seeking to flip the tables and rise from the ashes. But that’s simpler mentioned than finished. They have to play out of their pores and skin and win all their remaining video games beginning with the upcoming fixture in opposition to Mumbai. For the primary time, KXIP is prone to subject the identical XI.
Here is a have a look at the KXIP Predicted XI for IPL match in opposition to MI:
1 Mayank Agarwal: The KXIP opener gave his staff a dashing begin in opposition to Bengaluru and scored quick-fire 45 runs off simply 25 balls. He is second within the orange cap’s race with 382 runs and can look to scale back the hole.
2 KL Rahul (Captain): Punjab skipper is batting effectively within the IPL 2020 and is main run-scorer with 448 runs in eight video games. He performed an important anchor’s position in opposition to RCB and remained unbeaten on 61. Rahul will attempt to be at his brutal finest in opposition to Mumbai.
3 Chris Gayle: The Universe Boss lastly obtained a go in opposition to his former employers RCB. And he got here again in type. Gayle scored a glowing fifty and didn’t permit Bengaluru to come back again within the match. The onus is on him to alter Punjab’s fortune from right here on.
4 Nicholas Pooran: The harmful Caribbean batsman is batting at his brutal finest within the IPL this season. Pooran is hitting the ball lengthy and clear. He got here to rescue his staff in opposition to RCB on the final ball of the sport to complete it with a six.
5 Glenn Maxwell: The Big Show hasn’t arrived within the IPL this yr. Maxwell is batting at a strike fee under 100. That’s an odd truth however is a actuality this season. Punjab staff administration has proven good religion in him up to now this yr and now it’s his flip to pay them again with match-winning knocks.
6 Deepak Hooda: Deepak Hooda was included within the enjoying XI in opposition to RCB for the primary time on this season of IPL. He didn’t get the chance to contribute to his staff. But Hooda should be raring to go on the sphere and contribute. Mumbai Indians need to be careful for his huge blows in direction of the tip.
7 Chris Jordan: The T20 specialist Chris Jordan bowled effectively in opposition to RCB at Sharjah. He dismissed Shivam Dube in that recreation and solely conceded simply 20 runs in three overs he bowled. However, the duty will likely be totally different in opposition to Mumbai and he must be at his finest throughout that contest.
8 Murugan Ashwin: The wrist-spinner bowled exceptionally effectively versus Bengaluru. Murugan Ashwin bagged two wickets and conceded simply 23 runs in his 4 overs. He was tight together with his line and lengths and didn’t permit RCB batsmen to interrupt the shackles.
9 Mohammed Shami: He is a real wicket-taker and dismissed AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli in a single over within the final recreation. He is Punjab’s main wicket-taker in IPL 2020 up to now. The Punjab staff administration will likely be asking him to ship effectively versus Mumbai.
10 Ravi Bishnoi: Ravi Bishnoi is Punjab’s rising participant of the yr. The younger leg-spinner bowled effectively on this season and turned the ball so much to bother the batsmen. Despite not taking a wicket in opposition to RCB, the staff administration will again him to come back good in opposition to Mumbai.
11 Arshdeep Singh: Arshdeep Singh had a uncommon costly outing in opposition to RCB however nonetheless managed to dismiss Devdutt Padikkal. Be it powerplay or the dying overs, the left-arm pacer bowled effectively at each juncture of the sport. The recreation in opposition to Mumbai will likely be a great recreation for him to depart a mark on everybody.
KXIP Predicted XI in opposition to MI: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
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