Kings XI Punjab will be looking to continue their winning momentum against the defending championS Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. Punjab would like to get their campaign back on track with a win over Mumbai. It will be a do-or-die situation for Punjab in the match against Mumbai. The win will decide the way to playoffs for the Punjab.
In the last match, Mumbai Indians performed great and registered eight-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi. The team has been formidable, with six wins in eight games so far in IPL 2020 while Punjab have registered only two wins in the eight games so far.
Mumbai Indians’ openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock are in ominous form. Surykumar Yadav at No.3 has consistently been in good form in the tournament and has been scoring runs for the team. Mumbai Indians’ sharp bowling attack which include the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult has been particularly impressive. Punjab would find it difficult to score a high total against the Mumbai Indians bowling attack.
In their previous encounter, Mumbai Indians beat Punjab by 48 runs. However, Punjab will be high on confidence after the previous last-ball win against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chris Gayle scored a fifty in the last game. With the return of the Gayle, KXIP would not want to look back and expect to continue with their winning run.
KXIP are languishing at the bottom of the table despite having the top-two leading run scorers of the tournament. Punjab skipper KL Rahul with 387 runs is holding orange cap, while his opening partner Mayank Agarwal has scored 337 runs in the tournament.
With two very formidable batting units locking horns on Sunday, one can expect an action-packed encounter and an entertaining double-header in the IPL 2020.
Take a look at the squads:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Digvijay Deshmukh, Aditya Tare (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Chris Lynn, Hardik Pandya, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh, Mohsin Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Prince Balwant Rai, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson.
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (C), Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesha Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Simran Singh
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai