The 36th match of IPL 2020 is to be played between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams have reached here after winning their respective previous matches. While Punjab will look to maintain the winning momentum, the Mumbai Indians team will want to beat Punjab to hit a double hat-trick of victory in IPL 2020. Yes, Mumbai team has reached here by winning the last 5 matches in a row. If she beats Punjab, it will be her sixth victory.
Assess both teams
In the IPL 2020 points table, Mumbai Indians, who were fighting for the top with Delhi Capitals, had won a big 8-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous match. Mumbai had given chance to Nathan Coulter Nile to replace Pattinson in that match, but he was very expensive. Today once again Mumbai team can give opportunity to Coulter Nile so that he comes down with his strongest team in the playoffs.
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Talking about Mumbai’s batting, all the players from Quinton de Kock to Kieron Pollard are in form. Rohit did bat a little slower in the last match, but everyone knows that when he starts scoring fast, no one can stop him. In the last match against Punjab, he played a blistering innings of 70 off 45 balls.
Talking about Kings XI Punjab, in the last match, he gave the place of Universe boss Chris Gayle in the playing XI. Gayle did not open for Punjab, but he came in at number three and played a brilliant innings of 53. Punjab’s batting is going well, but they are not able to finish the match in a good way.
Against RCB, KL Rahul scored 61, Mayank Agarwal 45 and Chris Gayle played a half-century, but despite this the team won the match on the last ball. It is thanks to Nicholas Pooran that he hit the last ball for a six, otherwise the match was also seen going towards the super over. If Punjab’s hopes of reaching the playoffs are not over yet, but if they have to reach there then they will have to finish the match.
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Head to head
So far 25 matches have been played in the IPL between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab, in which 14 times Mumbai have won 11 times while Kings XI Punjab has won. At the same time, Punjab has managed to win only one match in the last 6 matches. Talking about the match in 2020, Mumbai defeated Punjab by a margin of 48 runs.
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Kings XI Punjab Team: KL Rahul (wk / c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshadip Singh, Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Hardas Willogen, Jagdish Suchit, Ishaan Porel, Mujib ur Rehman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalakande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar, Sarfaraz Khan
Mumbai Indians team: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jaspreet Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh. Tiwari, James Pattinson, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfen Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai
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