IPL 2020, MI v KXIP: MI’s Quinton de Kock is the leading run scorer with 29 runs in 8 matches.© Mumbai Indians / Twitter
Mumbai Indians (MI) wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has slowly started his IPL 2020 league campaign. Day Cock is making a difference in the IPL 2020 match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday. After the Mumbai franchise was given a target of 19 runs, the Proteas batsman scored 78 runs in 44 innings with nine fours and three sixes. De Cock’s superb play helped MI cross easily and marked another sweeping victory. The South African cricketer has swelled with confidence after such an impressive performance against the best bowlers.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) pacer Mohammad Shami will consider bursting the bubble as the two teams face off in the series on Sunday.
In the previous match against the Bangalore-based franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were all out for the same reason to inspire the Indian fast bowlers.
The fast bowler with world-class bowling and exceptional consistency has become one of the fastest performing players for KXIP this season. Matches in matches 22. The bowling average of 3 and the strike rate of 1.3..33 definitely reflected 12 wickets.
KXIP skipper KL Rahul is hopeful of another noble spell against MI from his fast bowlers, as the franchise in Punjab seems to be in contention for a push for a play-off.
De Kock will be keen to take advantage of some of the Indian cricketer’s short balls to score quick runs using Indian batsmen’s preferred pull shots. However, it would be wise for the South African batsman not to expect too many loose balls.
Note: All statistics courtesy of iplt20.com