Mumbai Indians will be aiming for their third straight victory when they host KXIP at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The live action is scheduled on 10th April at 8 PM IST.
Both the teams beat SRH in their previous match. MI beat SRH by 40 runs after an exceptional debut by Alzarri Joseph who took 6/12 in 3.4 overs. On the other hand, KXIP won the match against the same team by six wickets to register their fourth win in 6 games.
Talking about the pitch, Wankhede has been a high scoring ground with pacers able to generate extra bounce in the 2nd Innings.
MI have won their previous two matches and aim to destroy KXIP on the battlegrounds of Mumbai.
The debut of Alzarri Joseph was extraordinary and the pacer will look to continue from where he left off in his first game. The playing XI is expected to be the same as the last game.
MI Probable XI:
Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Jason Behrendroff/Yuvraj Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton De Kock, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Alzarri Joseph, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar
Kings XI Punjab
KXIP has played their last two matches on the surface which were not favourable to the batsmen but still managed to put on a decent show.
The bowling attack is lead by Ashwin who has taken seven wickets, followed by Sam Curran and Mohammed Shami, both having six wickets apiece to their name. The team formation may be the same as the previous match to keep up the winning momentum.
KXIP Probable XI:
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Sam Curran, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rehamn
Dream XI Predictions:
- Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul
- Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav
- All- Rounders: Sam Curran, Krunal Pandya
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Ankit Rajpoot, Jasprit Bumrah
KXIP has already beaten MI in their previous encounter this season where they thrashed them by eight wickets with KL Rahul being a star performer.
Now its KXIP’s turn to visit MI at their fortress. MI has always been fierce at Wankhede with the backing of Amchi Mumbai crowd. MI will love to return the favour this time around.
MI to beat KXIP