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IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians Preview - Teams Eager for a Second Win
KXIP and MI would clash with one another in match 13 of IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi on the 1st of October. Both teams would not give an inch and eagerly seek a win after suffering two defeats in three matches in the tournament thus far.
- Nikhil Narain
- Updated: October 1, 2020, 5:51 PM IST
After suffering two defeats in three matches in the tournament thus far, both Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Mumbai Indians (MI) would be eager to record their second win of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Abu Dhabi on the 1st of October
Kings XI Punjab
It could have so easily been 3 out of 3 for Kings XI. They handed Delhi Capitals (DC) the match in a Super Over in Dubai before Rajasthan Royals pulled off a record-breaking chase scoring 226 for a freakish win in Sharjah.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are amongst the three standout batsmen of the IPL so far – they are at number 1 and 2 in the run tally charts and have aggregated 222 and 221 at destructive strike rates of 156.33 and 170 in three matches. Both have already recorded a hundred and a fifty each in the tournament.
But KXIP would be wary that the law of averages would eventually catch up with their star openers and thus they need their middle order – the likes of Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran to come up with significant contributions.
Mohammed Shami is the joint highest wicket-taker of IPL 2020 with 7 wickets from 3 matches. Sheldon Cottrell has also done well in two of the three encounters.
MI haven’t quite gelled together as a unit yet. There have been some individual sparks but for consistency in the IPL three to four players need to come up with significant contributions together in a match – that has not quite happened for MI yet.
Quinton de Kock is due for a big score at the top of the order. Hardik Pandya has looked a bit rusty in the three matches so far – he has just scored 47 runs in 36 balls at a modest strike rate of 130.55 – not good enough for his role and position.
Trent Boult has been the pick of the MI bowlers with 5 wickets at an economy of 7.67. But what might cause them a little stress is the form of Jasprit Bumrah – regarded as one of the finest bowlers in the world, the Indian seamer hasn’t yet found his mojo with the ball. He has picked just 3 wickets in three matches and has also been tonked a fair bit going at 9.75 runs per over.
WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 13
WHEN: October 1, 7:30PM IST
WHERE: Abu Dhabi
TELECAST: Star Sports Network
LIVE STREAMING: Disney + Hotstar
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul (captain and wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
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KOL vs DEL, IPL, 2020, Match 4224 Oct, 2020 Abu DhabiKolkata beat Delhi by 59 runs
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RAJ vs HYD, IPL, 2020, Match 4022 Oct, 2020 DubaiHyderabad beat Rajasthan by 8 wickets
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