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IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab – Match Preview, Prediction, Predicted XI, Weather, Pitch, Stats 

IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab – Match Preview, Prediction, Predicted XI, Weather, Pitch, Stats
KXIP would be keen to return to winning ways. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab will lock horns with each other in the 24th season of the Indian Premier League. Both teams had won their previous matches and they would like to continue their good show going. Mumbai Indians had come up with a fine performance as they had skittled Sunrisers Hyderabad for a mundane score of 96 runs. Sportzwiki brings you Match Preview, Prediction, Predicted XI, Weather, Pitch, Stats.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab will also aim to continue their good show going. Punjab had also won their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets. In fact, the form of KL Rahul would do a world of good for the side. The flamboyant batsman had scored a fine knock of 71 runs from 53 balls and he would like to carry on in a similar fashion.

IPL 2019, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, Match Prediction, Mumbai
(AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A.)

Both teams will look to continue their winning form.

Furthermore, Mayank Agarwal has impressed with his batting show. The right-hander was able to hit the ground running in the previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad and he had scored a fine knock of 55 runs. In fact, the Karnataka batsman has come up with consistent performances and he would like to continue in a similar manner.

Punjab’s bowling line-up has also done a fine job as they didn’t let the batters off the hook. They have hit the ground running and would like to continue their impressive show.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians had ticked the right boxes in their previous two matches. They were right on the money against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Alzarri Joseph had a dream debut as the Jamaican fast bowler had come up with the best bowling figure in IPL history. The 22-year old fast bowler had bowled with raw pace and had breathed down the neck of the Hyderabad’s batters.

Kings XI ride Rahul, Agarwal 50s to beat Sunrisers

However, Mumbai Indians could not come up with a fine performance with the bat. They could only manage 136 runs in their previous match. The three-times champions will like to make the most of the momentum as they have won their last two matches.

In fact, their batsmen are getting off to good starts but they have failed to convert them into substantial scores. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock will like to provide a good start to their team as they have failed to get off to a good start. Ishan Kishan could not impress on his maiden match of the season and he could be replaced by Yuvraj Singh.

Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya have provided the finishing touches to the team and would like to continue their good show going. Pollard had bludgeoned a fine knock of 46 runs off just 26 balls and he is going to play a key role in Mumbai Indians’ success.

Date and Venue:

10 April Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

 

Pitch Report:

The Wankhede Stadium is expected to provide assistance to the batsmen. We have generally seen that the Wankhede track is a paradise for the batters and we can witness another day of pasting of bowlers.

IPL 2019 | Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab |
Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Weather Conditions:

The Mumbai temperature is going to stay around 32-degree Celsius. Thus, the players are going to greeted by hot weather conditions as the humidity is going to be 62%.

Head to Head in IPL: 

Total: 23, Won by MI: 12, Won by KXIP: 11.

At Wankhede: MI: 4, KXIP: 4.

 Kings XI Punjab’s Predicted XI:

Players Role
Chris Gayle Batsman
KL Rahul Batsman
Mayank Agarwal Batsman
Sarfaraz Khan Batsman
Karun Nair Batsman
Sam Curran All-Rounder
Ravichandran Ashwin Bowler
Mujeeb Ur Rahman Bowler
Mohammed Shami Bowler
David Miller Batsman
Ankit Rajpoot Bowler

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI:

Playing XI Role
Quinton de Kock WK/Batsman
Rohit Sharma (c) Batsman
Surya Kumar Yadav Batsman
Yuvraj Singh Batsman
Kieron Pollard Batsman
Krunal Pandya All-Rounder
Hardik Pandya All-Rounder
Rahul Chahar Spinner
Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
Jason Behrendorff Bowler
Alzarri Joseph Bowler

 

Match Prediction:

Mumbai Indians are going to hold the home advantage and they will like to come up with a fine performance at home. However, Kings XI Punjab is also a confident side and they would like to fetch a win in the next match.

Stats:

Yuvraj Singh has thus far scored 2750 runs in his IPL career. Thus, he is 250 runs away from completing 3000 runs.

Krunal Pandya has thus far scored 799 runs in IPL. Consequently, he is 201 runs away from completing 1000 runs.

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