Today, KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will compete at the Dubai International Stadium.
Dubai: After winning five matches in a row, Mumbai Indians (MI) are looking to make a final appearance, but with the return of Chris Gayle, they will have to avoid complacency against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL 2020 match this evening. From this, his rival has aroused new enthusiasm. Mumbai will be very close to the play-offs with one win and Punjab could be out of the race with another defeat.
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Mumbai is able to easily overcome the challenge of the opposition with its strong batting and deadly bowling. In the last match, he defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 8 wickets.
Mumbai’s top batsmen captain Rohit Sharma (251) and his opening partner Quinton Dick (299) are in good form and Suryakumar Yadav (243) and Ishan Kishan (166) are at the top of the table. Doing well.
In bowling, Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Bolt have just emerged as the most successful bowling pair in the IPL. He has taken 12-12 wickets in eight matches. In the spin section, young Rahul Chahar bowled effectively.
Mumbai Indians play potential XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton Dick (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Bolt, Rahul Chahar, Jaspreet Bumrah
The whole team of Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Capt.), Aditya Tare, Anmalpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Han Shan Kishan, James Pattinson, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kardan, Kyran -Neel, Prince Balwant Roy, Quinton Dick, Rahul Chahar, Sourav Tiwari, Sherfan Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Bolt
Kings XI Punjab
In the Kings XI Punjab tournament, they are at the bottom of the points table despite two batsmen captaining KL Rahul (367 runs) and Mayank Agarwal (3377 runs). The problem with Punjab is that when its batsmen walk, the bowlers do not play. It is another matter that the return of West Indies attacking batsman Gayle has boosted the team’s morale.
Gayle had a great performance in his first match, including3 off 45 balls with 5 sixes. With this, Punjab managed to defeat the Virat Kohli-led RCB. In such a situation, the fight between Gayle and Bumrah and Bolt will be worth watching. Rahul and Agarwal can reduce the impact of these two fast bowlers and create a good platform for Gayle.
Punjab’s problem is his bowling. Apart from Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishwanay, none of his bowlers could make an impact. His team tried many options but failed to strike the right balance.
Kings XI Punjab’s potential playing XI: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (captain and wicketkeeper), Nicholas Puran, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishwanai.
The whole team of Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul, Harpreet Brar, Hans Shan Porel, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Deepak Huda, Ravi Bishwanay, Arshdeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Mujib Ur Rehman, Sarfaraz Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Puran, Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadish Suchit, Krishnappa Gautam, Hardas Willogen, Simran Singh.
Toss time: Indian time this evening: 00: 30 minutes
Match start time: Indian time this evening at half past one
Field: Dubai International Stadium