Cricket IPL 2019

KXIP vs MI T20 match preview

Match Preview


Punjab is set to face Mumbai at Holkar stadium in Indore. Punjab’s home venue has been shifted to Indore and KXIP will be looking to carry forward in a similar fashion like they have been doing all season long. KXIP can go top of the table if they manage to beat Mumbai.

Mumbai will have a tough task on their hands as they can’t afford to lose any game now. It’s a desperate situation for Rohit Sharma led Mumbai. To stand any chance in the game, they will have to dismiss Chris Gayle before he starts hitting the ball left, right and center.

We are going with a Mumbai win in this one.

Head-to-Head record

Overall: Matches – 20, KXIP won – 10, MI won – 10
Punjab’s squad


Lokesh Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pradeep Sahu, and Manzoor Dar

Mumbai’s squad

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Akila Dananjaya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, and Adam Milne.

Tip 1 (Team selection)

Consider these players while picking up the best ProSportsLeague XI for your team:

1. Chris Gayle – Gayle is an obvious choice as this beast knows how to smack the ball.

2. Rohit Sharma – The stage is set for Rohit Sharma to thrive and he will have to fire if Mumbai is to stand a chance

3. Mitchell McCleneghan – Our eyes are on Mitch to dismiss Chris Gayle. He needs to have a plan for KXIP’s batting lineup.

4. Ankit Rajpoot – He is in a great form and he is oozing confidence at the moment.

Tip 2 (Substitution)

Following players can be considered for substitutions during the match:

1. Aaron Finch – Finch is most likely to play unless Sehwag wants to tweak with the lineup. Finch can really take on this MI’s bowling attack.

2. JP Duminy – Lewis got dropped for this Proteas all-rounder. Duminy has tons of experience and he can really make the difference in this game.

These are our tips for the game. The rest is up to your cricketing skills and knowledge of the game.

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Gourav Pilania is the Head of Content at ThinkQuant. He is also a guest writer for India Today and can be followed on twitter @pilania_gourav.

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