MI vs KXIP Match Preview
KXIP will host to Mumbai Indians in their 3 match of the season at Punjab Cricket Association stadium. MI won last match against RCB .
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
KXIP won all three of their home games in Mohali last year before moving onto Indore and losing steam, so much so that they plummeted from the top of the table to finish second-last. Their success revolved around KL Rahul and Chris Gayle’s blitzkrieg at the top, and a burgeoning spin attack, led by Ashwin himself, which mined gold with mystery spin on a big ground with even bigger square boundaries.
Average first-innings score: 152 (Last 5 D/N T20 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won 4, Lost 1
Mujjeb has good record on this ground,he should play today in match.
Team News For MI vs KXIP:
They lost their last match against KKR.
Pitch is good for spinner,so they can bring back Mujeeb in playing11.
Ankit Rajpoot may replace Shami or Chakravarthy in playing11
both were costly in last match.
Chris Gayle and Kl Rahul will open the inning Kings XI Punjab.
KL Rahul gone cheaply in both matches ,his big inning is due .
While Gayle is in good form .
Mayank Agarwal, Sarfraz Khan and David Miller will handle the middle order batting
David Miller & Mayank Agarwal perform well in last match against Kolkata Knight Riders. They scored 59, 58 runs respectively.
Mandeep Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin will handle the late hitting duty .
Mohammad Shami/Ankit rajpoot, Andrew Tye will lead the pace attack .
Ravichandran Ashwin & Varun Chakravarthy/Mujeeb will handle the spin attack of Kings.
No changes expected from MI,they won their previous match against RCB.
Rohit Sharma and QDK will open the innings for Mumbai Indians.
Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh and Krunal Pandya will handle the middle order.
Yuvi scored 23 runs just 12 ball,he hit 3 sixes in row against chahal.
Hardik Pandya,Pollard will do late hitting duty.
Hardik Pandya scored 32 runs in just 14 balls.in last match.
Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav perform well in previous match against RCB. They scored 48,38 runsrespectively.
Mayank Markande and Krunal Pandya will lead the spin attack.
Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan and Hardik Pandya will handle the pace attack .
Jaspreet Bumrah took 3 wickets in last match.
Rohit Sharma,Chris Gayle,KL Rahul,Mujeeb,Pandya Bro,QDK,Surya,Bumrah,M Agawal,Miler,A Tye
KL Rahul did not open his card yet ,he need only 1 good inning to get his form back.
Mujeeb is must have player if he played .
A Tye was highest wicket taken in last season .
Yuvi- Trying to get his form back ,he can score 30 to 35b runs,dont expect more.
Suraya,Agarwal both are reliable batsmen in middle order.
Miller – match finisher .
Both Pandya Bro. are useful in both are good all rounder.
Bumrah is best death bowler in world .
QDK was in good form against SL ,he always try to hit ball.
Pick at least 3 spinner in your team .
Probable Playing11:(According to batting order)
Lokesh Rahul,Chris Gayle,Mayank Agarwal,Sarfaraz Khan,David Miller,Mandeep Singh,Ravichandran Ashwin(C),Mohammed Shami,Andrew Tye,Ankit Rajpoot,Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Quinton de Kock,Rohit Sharma(C),Suryakumar Yadav,Yuvraj Singh,Kieron Pollard,Krunal Pandya,Hardik Pandya,Jasprit Bumrah,M McClenaghan,Mayank Markande,Lasith Malinga
SL Team: Change Varun Chakravarthy to H Viljoen and Mujeeb Ur Rahman to M Ashwin