KXIP vs MI Match Prediction & Betting Tips IPL 2020
KINGS XI PUNJAB VS MUMBAI INDIANS 13TH MATCH PREDICTION
KXIP VS MI PREDICTION
Mumbai Indians To Win the Match, 1.67
- With not much contribution coming in from their middle-order, Kings XI Punjab are a little too over-reliant on Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul
- Kings XI Punjab’s bowling has been dismal in the death overs in the tournament so far
- With a fantastic batting lineup and a world-class bowling attack, Mumbai Indians are undoubtedly a better-balanced team between the two
- Tournament Indian Premier League 2020
- Date Oct 01, 2020
- Format T20
- Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Time 14:00
- Weather Clear Sky, 49% Humidity, 33.15℃
KXIP VS MI MATCH PREDICTION & ANALYSIS
Wow! Just Wow! Indian Premier League 2020 just keeps getting better. Just when we thought that we have achieved the pinnacle of excitement in the tournament, Mumbai Indians and Royals Challengers Bangalore produced yet another thrilling encounter that went right down to the wire and eventually ending with a super-over. The loss of Mumbai Indians left the points table in a position with all teams favorite to qualify in the bottom half.
Given the way things have gone in the last few matches, the upcoming match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians promises to be a cracker of a contest. The two teams are going neck and neck on the points table and a win here will push the winners firmly into the top four. These are still early days in the tournament, but both teams would desperately want to put those two points on the board by posting a win here. The match is to be played on Thursday, 1st October 2020, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
KINGS XI PUNJAB
Not many teams would have expected Kings XI Punjab to get off to the kind of start they have gotten off to. Certainly not when they’d get to know that Chris Gayle won’t feature in the first three matches. The Kings have been in fantastic form in the competition and both their losses have been by narrow margins. There ended up on the wrong side of super-over against Delhi Capitals in their first match and failed to seal the match against Rajasthan Royals despite being in a position to dictate terms at one stage.
Kings XI Punjab are currently placed at the fourth spot on the ladder with only one win in three matches. Yes, they had been a tad too unlucky, but their over-reliance on Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul hasn’t been hidden as well. In the three matches gone so far, Kings’ openers have done the bulk of the scoring, and the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, and Karun Nair have failed to contribute.
The potency of their batting lineup is evident from the fact that there have only been two centurions in this edition of IPL so far and both have come from the Kings’ camp. KL Rahul smashed a terrific century against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mayank Rahul scored so against Rajasthan Royals. On paper, they have Glenn Maxwell, Jimmy Neesham, Karun Nair, and Nicholas Pooran available in their lineup and they all are capable enough to win the match on their own.
While Kings XI Punjab have been brilliant, the results haven’t really reflected that. One of the primary reasons for that is their bowling in the slog overs. Barring Mohammad Shami, none of their bowlers managed to execute their plans in the two matches that the Kings lost. Sheldon Cottrell was carted for 30 runs in one over by Rahul Tewatia whereas it was Chris Jordan who was hammered in Kings XI Punjab’s match against Delhi Capitals.
Before the tournament started, Kings XI Punjab appeared to be a team a little light on spin-bowling. However, their young spinners have done a terrific job thus far with Ravi Bishnoi taking the charge. Despite getting hit for long ones, Bishnoi hasn’t been afraid to toss the ball up and that has been his secret sauce. Murugan Ashwin has played his part to perfection as well. Given the way the two spinners have handled the pressure, they could hold the key against the power-packed batting line-up of Mumbai Indians.
The Kings undoubtedly have an opening pair that has been the best in the tournament so far. However, the fact that they could score only 223 after an enterprising start by their openers speaks a lot about how poor their middle-order has been. With Jimmy Neesham being the only fast bowler available other than Cottrell and Shami, their death-bowling may well come under the scanner yet again given the potent batting lineup of Mumbai Indians. Along with their openers, Kings XI Punjab desperately need Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran to contribute with the bat. Also, twice the Kings have failed to keep their nerves under-pressure and it could once again prove to be a deciding factor in the upcoming match. If Kings XI Punjab manage to handle pressure well in the upcoming match, Mumbai Indians will certainly have their work cut out.
Kings XI Punjab Playing 11
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Mumbai Indians were one of the favorites to finish among the top four teams, but the start they’ve gotten off to doesn’t reflect the strength they possess. In fact, Mumbai Indians have a knack of starting slow and catching up in the back-end of the tournament. As it stands, they are sitting at the fifth spot on the points table and will be looking for a win, which would take them into the top half.
There’s been so little that Mumbai Indians have done wrong and they still find themselves with just one win out of the three played. They got off to an unfortunate start as Chennai Super Kings overhauled their middling total with significant ease. With a fantastic win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their subsequent match, Mumbai Indians clawed back into the reckoning. Against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians reached mightly close to chasing down a colossal total successfully, but a disappointing show in the super-over cost them two important points.
Going by the form of their players, Mumbai Indians appear to be having everything under control. Even though Rohit Sharma failed to fire in the previous match, it wasn’t long ago when he smashed a belligerent fifty to take his team to a towering total. Quinton de Kock has looked good with the bat as well as behind the stumps and a good innings is certainly on the cards. However, given that Ishan Kishan announced himself with a fantastic 99-run knock, we might see the South African captain getting replaced by Chris Lynn pretty soon.
Mumbai Indians will draw a huge amount of confidence with the show their lower middle-order put against RCB. The men in blue needed to score at 20 runs an over for the last four overs and they did the unthinkable. Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground before Kishan holed out at deep mid-wicket on the second-last delivery of the match. Mumbai needed five to win and Pollard managed to sneak-in with a boundary to take the game to the super-over.
While Mumbai Indians were far from their best in the super-over with the bat, Jasprit Bumrah was incredible with the ball. He kept AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli quiet and almost brought the game to a verge of a tie in the super-over.
With Hardik Pandya not available to bowl, Mumbai Indians appear to be a little thin on fast-bowling variety. There’s no doubt that Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and James Pattinson are all world-class bowlers, MI lacks a fast-bowler who can bowl in the middle-overs. Having said that, not many teams have the luxury and given that Mumbai Indians can imagine having it, speaks volumes about their balance.
On paper, not many teams come close to Mumbai Indians as far as balance is concerned. They have a fantastic batting lineup with an immaculate amalgamation of accumulators and power-hitters. The likes of Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Suryakumar Yadav are in fine form and will be difficult to contain. Not often do we see the first and second-ranked bowlers in the World Cricket bowl in tandem, and Mumbai Indians have that luxury. All in all, if Cricket was a game played on paper, Mumbai Indians would have been champions already. If they can replicate their on-paper strength on the field, not many teams would stand a chance against them.
Mumbai Indians Playing 11
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KXIP VS MI DREAM11 PREDICTION
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians. Don’t forget to check back the latest updated team right after the toss.
KXIP VS MI PLAYING 11
- Lokesh Rahul (C)
- Ishan Kishan
- Mayank Agarwal (VC)
- Rohit Sharma
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Kieron Pollard
- Glenn Maxwell
- Jimmy Neesham
- Mohammad Shami
- Trent Boult
- Ravi Bishnoi
KXIP VS MI BETTING TIPS
Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab were both involved in adrenaline-pumping and nail-biting finishes in their respective matches and they both eventually failed to taste the success. Given that the two teams are separated only by net run-rate on the points table, this match is of significant importance.
A win here will not only push the winning team in the top half of the table but will also provide the team with much-needed momentum, which can be crucial in the shortest format of the game. On performance and recent results, it is hard to pick between the two sides.
\On paper, however, Mumbai Indians are clearly the stronger side with match-winners available right through the lineup and an excellent bowling attack. For that reason and the ones stated above, Mumbai Indians certainly are the firm favorites to emerge on top in this all-important fixture.