Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab preview: Mumbai return to the Wankhede Stadium

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Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab preview Highlights:

  • Match 9 of the IPL will take place on Saturday, 30 March at 4:00 pm with the toss scheduled for 3:30 pm
  • Both the sides have currently won 1 match each which sees them both sit on 2 points
  • The match which will take place at the Wankhede Stadium will be telecasted on Star Sports 1, Hindi/HD

Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab preview

Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab preview

Having defeated Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium the last time the two sides had clashed heads in IPL 11 in a closely fought and feisty encounter, the homes side will be looking to replicate that performance this time around. With both sides sitting right next to each other in the table after the first couple of matches, the Saturday clash between two dynamic sides promises to be an edge of the seat thriller.

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It’s a clash that sees the home side go into the clash as marginally expected winners. A pitch that has always been a dream for batsmen, allowing them to flawlessly work the runs around is definitely going to be a high scoring encounter. When you have Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle and Miller being given an opportunity to bat on a track that hardly offers any sort of semblance to the bowlers, what else do you expect.

With Malinga back in the setup, Mumbai have two bowlers who can control runs in both the initial and ending periods of the match and with a frontline, specialist spinner not in their ranks, these two will have to heavily take the responsibility of delivering a win for their side.

For Punjab, the match will be all about their batting for them. Having been blown apart in their last encounter, one thing is apparent after Punjab’s opening two matches. It’s an appalling pace line-up, one that will fail to keep batsmen restricted over the course of the season and more importantly Ashwin is not captaincy material. With him at the helm, his side has become the talking point in the opening week of the IPL, unfortunately not for the right reasons though.

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The main problem for Punjab in the batting department though is that it’s one that relies heavily on the top order to put in compelling and maverick performances. If they crumble, the batsmen to ensure have faltered at any time and expect Rohit to bowl out his specialist bowlers early on to get the wicket of Gayle and likes.

Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab preview

Head To Head Record In The IPL

Played Won by KXIP Won by MI Tie No Result
22 10 12 0 0

 Last Season

Mumbai Indians8/186 (20) v Kings XI Punjab5/183 (20)
Kings XI Punjab6/174 (20) v Mumbai Indians4/176 (19)

 Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab preview

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Probable XI:

Mumbai Indians – Batting

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya

Mumbai Indians – Bowlers

Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah


R Ashwin (C), KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, David Miller, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Sarfaraz Khan,


MI: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Quinton de Kock, Jayant Yadav, Barinder Singh Sran, Lasith Malinga, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar

KXIP: R Ashwin (C), KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Prabhsimran ran Singh, Nicolas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin

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