Another big game on cards as Kings 11 Punjab takes on Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. These two teams will square off for the first time in this IPL season on 1 October, Thursday. This fixer has been always entertaining cricket fans and had given lot of moments. Let’s take a look at their head to head stats.
MI vs. KXIP Head-to-Head: These two teams have faced each other 24 times in which MI has slender lead of 13-11 victories.
Last 5 matches between both the franchises:
MI won by 3 wickets.
KXIP won by 8 wickets
MI won by 3 runs
MI won by 6 wickets
KXIP won by 7 runs
If we see the recent matches MI has the advantage, but in this season KXIP is continuously doing all round performance. They surprised all the cricket fans by their victories against DC and RCB, Rahul’s team also managed to won the last match with RR but they couldn’t get through it.
Where MI is falling short somewhere, they have just lost in the super over in last match with RCB. The MIs batting lineup collapsed but Ishan Kishan and Polly hold the spots. MI has lost two of their three games and is placed sixth on the points table only because with a net run rate of 0.654. Whereas KXIP is placed fifth in points table with one win.
As Mumbai Indians coming off a close defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore they would like to be remain unchanged. K.L. Rahul always backed his players so there are no signs that he will go for any changes in squad.
Todays Predicted Playing 11:
Kings Eleven Punjab- Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c) (wk.), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, James Neesham/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi.
Mumbai Indians- Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.