IPL 2020, Match 36: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Toss Report
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IPL 2020, Match 36: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Toss Report

KL Rahul captain of Kings XI Punjab and Rohit Sharma captain of Mumbai Indians (Image Credit: IPL)

On this evening, the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are taking on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) in the 36th match of the IPL 2020. It is their second meeting this season.

Both teams are playing their 9th match of this season. Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians are currently in the 2nd position in the IPL 2020 points table with 12 points in eight matches (6 wins and 2 loses), while KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab are in the last position (8th position) in the same points table with just 4 points (2 wins and 6 loses).

During the 13th match of the IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi on 1st October 2020, they met for the first time in this season. Mumbai Indians won that match 48 runs.

Mumbai Indians, KXIP, toss, MI vs KXIP
Image Credit: BCCI/IPL

IPL 2020, Match 36: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab (MI vs KXIP) – Toss Report

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. The defending champions are the unchanged side for this game. 

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians, KXIP, toss, MI vs KXIP
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: IPL)

Rohit said, “We’re having a bat first. We want to put runs on the board, the team has done well doing that. We don’t need to change that. It is an important game for us and putting runs on the board would be ideal. The team has looked balanced. Guys have put their hands up in different situations. Bumrah is an important cog and him doing well reflects the team performance. We’re going in with the same team.”

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul confirmed that they made no changes in the playing XI for this match.

Mumbai Indians, KXIP, toss, MI vs KXIP
KL Rahul (Image Credit: IPL)

Rahul said, “We’re at that stage where the toss doesn’t matter. We need to show energy and try to win everything from here. Last game was too close for comfort but we needed a win like that to get over the line. We’re also going in with the same team.”

IPL 2020, Match 36: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab (MI vs KXIP) – Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): KL Rahul (C/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

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