After winning four consecutive victories, two-time champions Mumbai Indians will play against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League match on Thursday if they intend to win the goal. So far, Mumbai Indians, who have won four out of five matches, are in second place with eight points. Their stature will be huge on Punjab, which has so far won only two out of five matches.
On the eve of the match at the Holkar Stadium, where Mumbai Indians practiced for 3 hours on the eve of the match, at the same time, some players sweating at the Kings XI optional practice session .
Top order of Mumbai has not been in place yet, the middle and lower order has done it by performing the best.
Captain Rohit Sharma did not start well but in the last match, he made a comeback in the last match by scoring an unbeaten 40 off 29 balls against Gujarat Lions . Kieron Pollard scored 39 runs in 23 balls. The performance of young Nitish Rana has been consistently good. He played a key role in winning the sixth wicket of Mumbai with a fine half-century.
Kings XI Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians Live Score & Team Details
Match : Kings XI Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians
Vanue : Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Time : 08:00 PM
Mumbai Indians Team : Parthiv Patel, Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Kieron Pollard, Krishan Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan / Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga, Jaspreet Bumrah
On the other hand, the path of Punjab is looking very difficult. Despite starting with two consecutive wins, the Punjab team could not maintain the target in the next three matches. Punjab have three dangerous batsmen in the form of Glenn Maxwell, David Miller and Eoin Morgan, while Hashim Amla can prove to be useful in any format, although they all could not perform well as a team.
Manan Vohra scored 90 runs in 50 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last match but his team lost by five runs. In bowling, Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Akshar Patel will also have to perform well as a unit.
The hosts can give Martin Guptill the chance to replace Hashim Amla in this match. Similarly, Shaun Marsh could also get an opportunity to replace Eoin Morgan. A change in bowling attack is likely to include Apurit Singh or Swapnil Singh .
Toss has become very important in view of today match . The team winning the toss in this field will first prefer to field.
Kings XI Punjab Team : Hashim Amla / Martin Guptill, Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell (captain), Eoin Morgan / Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Riddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Anurit Singh / Swapnil Singh