Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, 36th T20 Match Prediction2020-10-19
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab
Man of the Match: Lokesh Rahul
Mumbai Indian aims to retain a top spot on the point table against revamped KXIP.
We predict Mumbai Indians will win this match.
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In the 36th game of IPL 2020, defending champion Mumbai Indians will take on revived Kings Eleven Punjab. After eight games of both the teams so far, they are placed at the two ends of point table; MI is at a top place with 12 points and good NRR while KXIP at the bottom of the table with just 4 points so far. However, we expect it to be a good and high scoring battle as both teams are coming into this game on the back of a convincing win in their last match. Mumbai Indians, a most IPL franchise has done a stupendous job, they got the IPL 2020 best bowling group and power-hitter in their rank. MI’s Opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Q De Kock is in great touch and providing solid opening stand consistently. Rohit Sharma and co. will be aiming for another clinical performance and register yet another win.
On the other hand, after losing few close games earlier, KXIP pulled off a great win against RCB in their last game and registered second win of the IPL 2020. Ones again, skipper K L Rahul was a key architect while chasing the score of 172. K L Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are in amazing form, the opening duo is the most successful pair of IPl 2020 so far. The batting-duo has scored 70% of the run and both have smashed a century in IPL 2020. However, the inconsistency in middle-order batting has hurt KXIP on many occasion and they will look to rectify it. KXIP will be hoping to carry on the momentum and play fearless cricket against formidable MI.
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Mumbai Indians, one of the most successful franchises in IPL had a great season IPL 2020 as winning a 6 out of 8 games and strongly placed at top of the point table. Besides, Unlike other teams, Mumbai Indians hasn’t made many changes in their playing eleven and which proves the consistent performance form their players. In the batting department, at the top Rohit Sharma is having a very good season; scored 251 from 8 games. His opening partner, Quinton De Kock is a leading scorer for MI this season with 269 runs from 8 games at an average of 38.43. At number 3 and 4, S Yadav and I Kishan look very settled and confident, both scored decent runs in the limited opportunity they got. In the middle order Mumbai Indian’s have two of the best power-hitter and all-rounder; Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard. Both are solid hitter, they can take the game away from an opponent in a few balls.
Pace unit comprising of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and J Pattinson has done the stupendous job for MI; picked 33 wickets amongst them. They consistently picked wickets in power-play and were very clinical in death overs. The bowling trio is best in IPL 2020. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent boult both picked 12 wickets so far. Leg spinner Rahul Chahar has been brilliant in middle overs, he picked 9 wickets and bowled with an economy of just 7.29. KXIP batsmen will be seriously tested against the MI quality bowling attack.
Key Players – Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, SA Yadav
|Q de Kock||78||44||9||3||177.27|
Skipper K L Rahul led KXIP side would be very disappointed following their overall performance so far this season. Despite their opening duo is the best batting pair in the season, KXIP side has lost many games by a close margin and a result they are placed at the bottom of the point table. However, very same unit bounced back brilliantly against RCB and won a game by 8 wickets. Now as the tournament moved to the second half of the league games, KXIP can't afford to lose further games and its high time they click collectively and carry on the momentum. On the encouraging side, the opening duo of K L Rahul and M Agarwal is in great form. K L Rahul is currently leading scorer with 448 runs from 8 games at an average of 74. Notably, K L Rahul 132 against his highest score this season. He is a pivotal player in KXIP batting and he would be aiming for another match-winning knock. M Agrawal also scored with a strike rate of 161 during 382 runs in last 8 games. He is an explosive batsman and big match-winner.
In the middle-order, N Pooran has done a decent job in the limited opportunity he got. Aussies power-hitter Glen Maxwell has failed to live up the expectation, but he got great firepower and can be a match-winner for KXIP. Bowling unit led by M Shami done the stupendous job for his team; picked 12 wickets from 8 games. Arshdeep Singh another pacer also looks good and shown great courage bowling in death overs. KXIP bowlers need to work on their economy and they need to be very disciplined and sharp playing against batting heavy MI side.
Key Player – Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami
Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Glenn Maxwell, Murugan Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||26||0 mm.||3.72 k/h||From: NNE||2%|
|03h||27||0 mm.||3.18 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|06h||31||0 mm.||3.36 k/h||From: E||0%|
|09h||33||0 mm.||4.28 k/h||From: N||0%|
|12h||32||0 mm.||6.44 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|15h||29||0 mm.||4.93 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|18h||27||0 mm.||2.24 k/h||From: ESE||0%|
|21h||27||0 mm.||1.19 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
The weather forecast in Dubai on Sunday is mostly sunny and very warm. It is expected to be very humid. The Dubai stadium has a big boundary on one side. Since the last few games, we observed wickets is getting slow down as the game's progress.
The match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai
From the last 12, IPL T20 played at the same venue, 10 matches won by batting first team. Records are clearly in favour of batting first team and hence both the team will look to bat first after winning the toss.
We expect it to be a high-scoring game as both the teams got great batsmen in their rank. However, Mumbai Indians looks very balanced and strong. Besides when compared with an opponent team, MI got depth in their batting and bowling. Also, considering the recent performances, Mumbai Indians will have an advantage going into this game.
We predict Mumbai Indians will win this match.
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