KXIP vs MI IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab will play their 'KARO YA MARO' match against Mumbai Indians tonight

KXIP vs MI IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab will take on Rohit Sharma and Co in their their 'KARO YA MARO' match here tonight at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Gayle-inspired KXIP aims for their consecutive win.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Oct 18, 2020 17:33 IST
KXIP vs MI IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab will play their 'KARO YA MARO' match against Mumbai Indians tonight
KXIP vs MI IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab will play their 'KARO YA MARO' match

KXIP vs MI IPL 2020: KL Rahul led Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) will play their 'KARO YA MARO' match against defending champions Mumbai Indians here tonight at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. As one more loss from here on will ends their hope to qualifying for the playoffs, so they will certainly be looking for a desperate win here tonight against the Blue Brigade but it won't be an easy task especially with the in-form Rohit Sharma and Co. The match will start from 7 PM onwards according to the IST.

Despite KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal’s shines at the top of the order, Kings XI has not been finished well in all games barring the two against Virat's Royal Challengers. And it’s their second win after a couple of losses in its last encounter that has kept their campaign alive in the tournament.

Kings XI Punjab is languishing at the bottom of the table, Mumbai is enjoying a great campaign and is currently placed in the second position. No wonder that MI will be the first team to qualify for the playoffs successively.

While Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians have been exceptional thus far and are having a dream run in the ongoing season of the fantasy cricket league(IPL 2020). MI have won their five consecutive matches now and playing like a complete team.

On the other hand, KL Rahul's KXIP will definitely eye for a win here because from here on, they need to win their all matches to qualify for the playoffs and it seems to be very difficult especially with the way they are playing right now. 

Read also: MI vs KXIP: Venue and Pitch Report of Mumbai and Punjab second face-off in IPL 2020

The Mumbai Indians are currently exchanging their place with Delhi Capitals for a no. of times now and they are at no. 2 spot in the tally with 12 points from their 8 matches while KL Rahul's KXIP is at the bottom place with just 4 points from 8 matches they have been played so far. Kings XI has the worst IPL season thus far after the half-way mark in the tournament.

The battle to watch out

KXIP's captain and Orange Cap holder KL Rahul, who played some tremendous knocks for his team but all goes vain expect of one inning of 132 not out of just 69 balls. He is the first centurion in IPL 2020. He also adds another milestone with his ballistic inning and becomes the highest individual scorer in IPL history by an Indian batsman. Unfortunately, his team KXIP is at the bottom of the points table with five straight loses.

Undoubtedly, MI's Jaspreet Bumrah is the best T20 bowler in the world. He grabs 12 wickets in 8 matches played so far with an impressive economy of 7.45. His short-run and the speed makes for an uncanny semblance. Considering dot balls give you points in Dream11 fantasy matches, Bumrah is a no-brainer, for he is hard to score against.

So, it will be a tough fight between these two most experienced guys on is quite good with bat and other is with the ball. Let's find out more tonight.

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MI vs KXIP Probable Playing XI:

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

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

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Full Squads:

MI - Rohit Sharma (Captain), Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare

KXIP - KL Rahul (Captain), Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Ravi Bishnoi, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Jimmy Neesham, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Murugan Ashwin, Tajinder Singh, Ishan Porel

Match details:

MATCH 36, Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians

Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai

Date: October 18, Sunday

Time: 7:30 PM IST.