MI vs KXIP Venue, Pitch Report & Dream11 Prediction: The defending champions Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will lock horns with KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab in the biggest fantasy cricket league i.e. IPL 2020 today at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians came out with a nail-biting thriller which they almost win against Royal Challenger Bangalore yesterday but eventually lost in the super over. Ishan Kishan and West Indies power-hitter Kieron Pollard nearly touches the line for Mumbai Indians but they could not hold their nerves and lost to Virat's RCB in the super over. Abu Dhabi pitch, however, behaves a little bit slow and drier. So, around 150 is enough on this big venue if any team crossed more than that will gives them an extra advantage. Newcomer Afghans mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and leggy Rahul Chahar will be the key for their sides on this big venue.
Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand also lost their previous match from where they could easily win but RR talented all-rounder Rahul Tewatia came in their way and he changes the entire complication of the match by hitting 5 sixes in an over of Sheldon Cottrell. So, both teams were looking to bounce back strongly today at this quite big venue of Abu Dhabi.
Match No- 13
Day and Date - October 1, 2020
Venue- Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Timing- 6:00 PM Local time, 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming (India)- Disney+Hotstar
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The pitch is quite dry and slow-moving on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi and it favours spin bowlers. The batting is quite difficult on this track and the ground is also big a total of around 150 would be a great one to get hold of the match. The newcomer Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rahul Chahar will play a crucial role for their respective teams in today's match.
Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Jaspreet Bumrah, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult
Kings XI Punjab - KL Rahul (C), Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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The defending champions Mumbai Indians take on Kings XI Punjab today at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. In this match between Rohit Sharma's MI and KL Rahul's KXIP, defending champions has the upper hand as they had a lot of experience playing with Kings XI Punjab. Moreover, both came here after a loss to their opponents, so they will be looking to come back strongly here at Abu Dhabi.