The Mumbai Indians will lock horns against Kings XI Punjab in match 36 of IPL 2020 on 18 October (Sunday).
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST
The match will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
The defending champions are on a roll and are sitting at the top of IPL 2020. The Rohit Sharma led side has won their last 4 matches in a row and are looking the side to beat this season. The humbled KKR in their previous encounter and will be aiming to do the same against Kings XI Punjab.
On the other hand, KXIP finally managed to win after being on a losing streak. KL Rahul’s side kept their hopes alive but will once be tested against MI. A win under their belt now, KXIP would be much more confident to take on the tough challenge of facing the defending champs.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 25
MI Won: 14
KXIP Won: 11
The Dubai weather during the match is once again expected to be hot and muggy.
Average First Innings Score
170 runs in IPL 2020
Injury and Availability News
No injury concerns for both Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab.
Fantasy Tips-Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/ Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (wk/c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians – Top Fantasy Picks
Quinton de Kock: The South African was in cracking form in the last match as he was named the man of the match. He will be enthusiastic to continue his good form when he takes strike against Kings XI Punjab.
Rohit Sharma: The MI skipper has seemed in decent form but hasn’t been able to score a big one. Against the weak KXIP bowling attack, Rohit will be eyeing a big score and play a match-defining inning.
Jasprit Bumrah: The match winner for MI with the ball will be a notable threat for all the key KXIP batsmen. Bumrah has bowled with tremendous control and pace in the recent matches. His 4 overs will be vital when MI takes on the challenge of KXIP.
Chris Gayle: The ‘Universe Boss’ announced his arrival this season in style with a fine half-century. I will be hoping to see the back of Gayle early as he can win a match on his own.
KL Rahul: The leading run-getter of IPL 2020 is once again expected to be the most important batsman for his side. KL Rahul has an excellent record against MI which he will be looking to maintain in an almost must-win clash for his side.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain: KL Rahul
Fantasy 11 team
Wicket-keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsmen –Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Suryakumar Yadav
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami.