The defending champions Mumbai Indians will face the Kings XI Punjab in match 13 of IPL 2020 on September 30 (Thursday) at the Dubai International Stadium. We bring you the fantasy tips from match 13 between two giants.
Both teams are coming on the back of two heartbreaking losses. KXIP lost a match from a winning position against Rajasthan Royals whereas MI lost to RCB in a super over thriller.
Ahead of the significant match-up between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab, we bring you all the fantasy tips of the match.
Head To Head
Matches Played 24
Mumbai Indians won – 13
Kings XI Punjab – 11
Match Timings and Venue
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Timing: 7:30 IST on 1 October (Thursday)
Hot and humid conditions will greet the players in Abu Dhabi. The players will have to produce their best in the sweltering heat of the UAE.
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab – Fantasy Tips
The order of Mumbai Indians disappointed in the big clash against RCB. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have thrown it away after getting stats in IPL 2020. They will have to be at their best against KXIP and give their team a flying start in the powerplay.
The last match for Mumbai Indians was all about Ishan Kishan. Out of nowhere along with Kieron Pollard, he almost won the game for his side. Kishan playing in his first match of the season looked in control as he played both spinners and fast bowlers with ease. He scored 99 from 58 balls and will be a key wicket for KXIP bowler in the match.
The T20 legend Kieron Pollard looked in imperious form in the last match. The big man was hitting sixes in the top tier at will and tied in the match on the last ball. Pollard should be coming out to bat once 12-13 overs are finished as it will then allow him time to score a big knock.
The onus will again be on Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult to provide key breakthroughs and make inroads into the batting lineup of KXIP. Bumrah, in particular, looked at his best during the super over as he almost defended 8 runs.
Key Players: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Pollard
The opening pair of KXIP, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal is currently the top 2 leading run-getters in IPL 2020. The pair was sensational in their last match as they looked in complete command of their game.
Skipper Rahul and Agarwal will again have to step up in the big match against Mumbai Indians. Once Rahul and Agarwal give them a platform KXIP look a different outfit as it then allows the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran to play their natural game.
But the problem lies in the bowling department of KXIP. They have so far been unsuccessful in finding a reliable death over fast bowler. Mohammed Shami has provided wickets upfront but has been hot and cold in the slog overs.
Sheldon Cottrell was awful in the last match as he went for 5 sixes cost his side the match. They can look to include the South African Hardus Viljoen to strengthen their bowling attack.
The able Ravi Bishnoi will again be Rahul’s trump card in the middle overs. However, he will have his task cut out in this match as he will be bowling to the likes of Hardik and Pollard who are murderers of spin bowling.
Key Players: Rahul, Agarwal, Shami, Bishnoi.
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (wk/c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Ravi Bishnoi.
Captain – KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain – Mayank Agarwal, Ishan Kishan
Batters –Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal (VC), Rohit Sharma ( C ), Ishan Kishan (VC), Pollard
All-Rounders – Maxwell, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Mumbai Indians on paper surely looks like a more balanced and settled side. Whenever they have lost a close match in the past they have immediately bounced in the next one and played like champions.
KXIP needs to improve their death bowling if not they again be heavily scored off by MI batsmen. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will again hold the key and have to negotiate the threat of Boult and Bumrah.
Finally, Mumbai Indians to win a close match with Rohit Sharma and Bumrah starring in the match.