Hardik Pandya - Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 24 will see a clash between Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and Ravichandran Ashwin’s Kings XI Punjab.

Mumbai Indians are coming back of two big victories over Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings. They will be buzzing of confidence.

While, on the other hand, Kings XI Punjab also had their last two games against the same teams. Losing to Chennai Super Kings and winning against Kings XI Punjab.

Form

Mumbai Indians – LWLWW

Mumbai Indians has started this season better than anyone expected. Usually a late season bloomer Mumbai has won three of their first five games. But the most important thing for Rohit Sharma will be his team’s performance in the last two games. Playing against favourites for this season’s IPL title Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai managed to beat them both. Both of these wins were convincing and performance from the Mumbai boys were top notch.

Kings XI Punjab – LWWLW

Kings Xi Punjab lies third in the points table with 8 points. They have won four of their six games yet. Punjab’s last two games were against the same opposition as Mumbai’s. They managed to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last game but lost against Chennai in the game before.

Stadium

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Probable Line-ups

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma(c),Quinton De Kock(wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishen/Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga/Jason Behrendoff

Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, R Ashwin(c), Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Ankit Rajpoot

Key Player

Hardik Pandya (MI)

One of the best all-rounders in the world right now will be a key for Mumbai Indians today. His power hitting in death overs can influence the game towards Mumbai Indians. It’ll be important to send him early and give him at least last 5 overs to bat.

KL Rahul (KXIP)

Last year’s star for Punjab has finally started to find his feet again. He was the match-winner against Sunrisers Hyderabad last time out. He also got a fifty in a game before against Chennai. He will surely be the key man tonight for Kings XI Punjab.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – KL Rahul

Batsmen – Suryakumar, M Agarwal, Sarfaraz, Rohit Sharma

All Rounders – Hardik, S Curran, Krunal Pandya

Bowlers – Mujeeb, Joseph, Shami

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