Indian Premier League 2019 kick-started with lots of controversies including R Ashwin mankading Jos Buttler in 1st week of the season. Now R Ashwin led Kings XI Punjab will fly to Mumbai to face Mumbai Indians in the 24th fixture of Indian Premier League 2019.
This match is scheduled to be played at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. This is a home ground of Mumbai Indians and it’s is going to be very difficult for Kings XI Punjab to defeat MI at their home ground. I’m sure, Mumbai Indians fans must be waiting impatiently for the revenge after they lost in the 9th fixture of IPL against KXIP.
MI vs KXIP: Preview
Both the teams are in tremendous form, and this contest is expected to be nail-biting. Both the sides have such talented players who are capable of changing any situation anytime.
Mumbai Indians started their 2019 IPL season with multiple defeats, but the way they bounced back against CSK and SRH in their recent encounter was unexpected. They have announced loud that they are one serious contender for the title. Currently, Mumbai Indians are sitting at the 5th position at the points table with three wins in five matches.
On the other hand, King XI Punjab has kept its momentum on the line and are sitting at the 3rd position on the points table. They have won four matches out of six and would somehow want to thrash MI at their home ground.
Mumbai Indian’s batsmen must beware of Ashwin’s mankading as he has been trying to dismiss other batsmen too after he got Jos Buttler in their first game.
MI vs KXIP squad:
Pankaj Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam
Kings XI Punjab
Lokesh Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar
Pitch Report: The pitch at Wandkhede mostly stand for the batsmen. Dew will play an essential role in the second innings. No interruption from rain is expected on the match day. Chaing here would be easier.
MI vs KXIP Team New:
Mumbai Indians will not be making any changes to the winning combination.
But still, there are changes that Yuvraj Singh might come in place of Ishan Kishan.
KXIP have made changes in all of their games, so obviously why would they leave this match. Changes has got them victories.
Andrew Tye can come in place of Mujeeb ul Rahman.
Playing 11 ( MI vs KXIP)
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh/Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah.
Kings XI Punjab:
Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Andrew Tye
MI vs KXIP Dotball Fantasy Team
Quinton de Kock has done pretty well so far and he is the best choice as a wicketkeeper. Chris Gayle needs no intro, he is expected to be brutal on MI bowlers, so don’t miss him out. This is a batting pitch, so batsmen would get run at any corner, Miller and Rohit are capable of scoring high runs.
Sam Curran batted well with KL Rahul in the last encounter and took his team towards glory. He is even more good with the ball. Must be your pick up. Hardik Pandya always delivers for MI in any way, so he is worth betting on.
Alzarri Joseph is the best bowler to pick up as he took 6 wickets in his debut game for MI. He is expected to show no mercy to the opposition batsmen.