Mumbai Indians will take on KingsXI Punjab in the 36th match of IPL 2020. While Mumbai is currently sitting in the top of the table, KXIP is struggling and are in bottom of the table.
Mumbai Indians are clicking perfectly as a unit, and could move to the top of the IPL 2020 points table with a win in this game. They may only be separated by the Delhi Capitals by net run-rate at this point but there does not seem to any other team close to its might.
KXIP is struggling to finish the matches despite having top class batsmen in their team. KXIP have lost the matches that they should have won. After reaching to the winning positions, they have ended up losing.
Possible Starting Eleven:
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c)(wk), Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran, Quinton de Kock, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma (VC), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
The pitch in Dubai has been a good one for batting. But in the last few games, it has provided significant assistance to the spin bowlers. Batting first should be the way forward as chasing sides have found it tough.
Toss winning captian will like to bat first
First inning score prediction:
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2020 is 175 runs.
Head to Head:
MI won- 14
Mumbai Indians: 45%
KingsXI Punjab: 55%
Bet365: MI- 1.70, KXIP- 2.10
Betway: MI- 1.70, KXIP- 2.00