Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will face on Mumbai Indians(MI) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Both teams lost their last game and would be gunfire to get back to winning ways.
Mumbai Indians(MI) has never been good with their first impression. Mumbai Indians(MI) have struggled at the top of their batting order with openers Rohit and Quinton de Kock. Their middle-order looked vulnerable but that problem seems to have been solved with the addition of Ishan Kishan, who smashed 99 runs in the last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on the other hand, have had no troubles at the top of the batting order thanks to the prolific opening pair of Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. The problem for them has been the inconsistency in their bowling attack, which was taken apart by Rajasthan Royals batsmen Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and Rahul Tewatia in their last game.
Both teams have played a Super Over each already, so survive with the pressure won’t be an issue for their players when they meet in Abu Dhabi. Don’t be surprised if both teams don’t make any changes to their playing XI for tonight’s game.
Probable XI Kings XI Punjab (KXIP
KXIP – KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell.
Probable XI Mumbai Indians (MI)
MI – Rohit Sharma ©, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.