MI vs KXIP IPL match today Prediction – ICE Baba predicts that Mumbai Indians wins this match today.
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Today is the 50th match of the IPL 2018 and between Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab
Date: Tuesday, 16th May, 2018
Time: 08:00 PM with the toss at 7:30
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- MI take on KXIP at home
- The match will be played at the Wankhede at 8pm
- A win for Punjab would see them make the playoffs
In the MI vs KXIP IPL match today, Mumbai Indians will be looking to make the most of a struggling Kings XI Punjab side who they take on today. The Wankhede will see a virtual knockout match for Mumbai with a defeat for them meaning the end of the tournament. Punjab, on the other hand, will be hoping to make the top 4 with a win, leaving them comfort going into the last of the group stage.
With both sides coming off the back of defeats, things couldn’t have been more unpredictable for the clash today. With Punjab relying heavily on their openers, Mumbai themselves have relied too much on Yadav and Lewis to get the runs. Both sides need to sort out their middle order before the match kicks off today if they are to have any chance of winning.
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The Mumbai pitch this season has been a heaven for pacers, boasting of the best strike rate for the fast bowlers. This will be a big decider today with either sides quicks looking to exploit the slightly green pitch. The main battle though will be between Punjab’s wily spinner Mujeeb and Mumbai’s top order.
“It is an important stage for us. We know that if we win two games, we will make it. This franchise has always been very tough to beat at the Wankhede, but unfortunately, we haven’t been as strong at home this year, that’s the only worry for me” – Aditya Tare.
Head to Head of teams
Ø MI 11 – 10 KXIP
Ø Team Record at Wankhede
Ø MI 3 – 4 KXIP
Probable XI Mumbai: Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, JP Duminy, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.
Probable XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma/Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot.
MI vs KXIP IPL match today is sure going to one of the most exciting matches of IPL 2018.