Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle raises his bat after scoring a fifty during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians will goal to verify their ticket to playoffs once they take the sphere in opposition to Kings XI Punjab within the 36th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Rohit Sharma & Co stormed into the highest half of the IPL 2020 factors desk with 5 straight wins. An explosive batting line-up and a deadly bowling unit make them probably the most balanced aspect on this event. The newest victims of their onslaught have been Kolkata Knight Riders, failing to exhibit something exemplary regardless of a change in management.

The MI line-up has been proper within the cash, particularly after Quinton de Kock returned amongst runs. The middle-order is studded with some sturdy names like Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard.

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Then comes the bowling unit which has been impeccably dealt with by the tempo trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and James Pattinson. Spinner Rahul Chahar has been doing an outstanding job with the ball to maintain the opposition at bay.

On the opposite aspect of the ring stand Kings XI Punjab who received the Chris Gayle increase of their earlier match in opposition to RCB. They proceed to languish on the backside of the desk regardless of having the top-two main run-getters of the event in skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. At the identical time, their bowling hasn’t fired on most events and it stays the most important concern.

Barring Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi, not one of the bowlers has clicked, particularly within the dying overs. Despite making an attempt out many choices, KXIP have failed to find the fitting steadiness which has additionally been a purpose behind their downfall.

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However, the onus of KXIP’s win majorly stays on the shoulders of Rahul, Mayank and Gayle who have been terrific the opposite day in Sharjah.

A win for Mumbai Indians will just about seal them a spot within the play-offs whereas a loss for KXIP might ship them out of competition.

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