KXIP have lost the momentum they gained by winning their 1st two matches and now they face the Mumbai Indians, who have had a brilliant start to their IPL 10, winnings 4 out of 5 matches played. Let’s have a look whether KXIP have it in them to stop Mumbai’s momentum.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab is finding themselves at a cross roads in IPL 10. They had a very good start to their IPL winning both the starting matches, however, they lost their last 3 matches and are now 5th position. Somehow, their team balance has gone wrong horribly and the opening batsmen have not been able to perform for last few games. Only Manan Vohra seems to have a handle on things.
They need to bring in Shaun Marsh if he is fit in the team in place of Amla and give some spin backup to Axar Patel. They have a tough task of containing Mumbai batting, who have won 2 games in utterly convincing fashion. They need to bring their A game in this match if they wish to win this crucial encounter.
Mumbai Indians are on a roll after losing their first match of the tournament against RPS. They have now won 4 matches in a row and one of them was a thriller against RCB. They have everything going for them and their bowling and batting both look good.
All they have to do is contain the two Ms in the KXIP team – Miller and Maxwell and they will be set for win no.5. The MVP for Mumbai Indians will be Kieron Pollard.
Toss: Mumbai Indians win the toss and choose to bowl
Mumbai Indians Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab:
Kings XI Punjab:H Amla, S Marsh, G Maxwell, MP Stoinis, W Saha, A Patel, GM Singh, S Singh, M Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, I Sharma