Can Mumbai Indians’ bowling stop Kings XI Punjab’s mighty batsmen?
After two games, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians find themselves on the bottom half of the table as they are set to face each other at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday, March 30. The match which will be the first fixture of the day is also the first home game for Kings XI Punjab in the VIVO IPL 2019.
Kings XI had the perfect start to their IPL campaign when they beat Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, succumbed to defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals in their first game of the season in Mumbai.
Mumbai is now traveling to Bengaluru to face Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday and has a chance to crawl into the top half of the IPl 2019 table. Let’s take a look at the two teams before we make our match predictions for Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2019 match:
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Although Kings XI Punjab started the season on a bright note, they faltered when they traveled to Kolkata on Wednesday. Chasing a huge total of 218, Kings XI Punjab were way short of the target as wickets tumbled regularly in the second innings. Kings XI will have to pick themselves up and focus as facing the three-time champions is no easy task. KXIP rely heavily on their top-order and will want players like Chris Gayle and KL Rahul to shine.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, will be traveling to Bengaluru before they make the long trip to Mohali on Saturday. While the Mumbai Indians are known to be slow starters in the IPL previously, skipper Rohit Sharma will want his team to get back on track as they aim a record fourth title this season.
Head to Head in Indian Premier League:
Overall: Matches – 22, Kings XI Punjab – 10, Mumbai Indians won – 12.
Kings XI Punjab Lost: 12, Mumbai Indians Lost: 10
Kings XI Punjab Highest Score: 230, Mumbai Indians Highest Score: 223
Jasprit Bumrah, the Death Specialist who has given an amazing performance in the bowling lineup with Latish Malinga for Mumbai Indians last night. But the signs are good for the team.
As in the batting lineup, Mumbai has given the best figures for the run chase to defend that total with crucial knocks of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. Moreover, the middle order boosts up scores of the team with blistering innings from Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, and Suryakumar Yadav. Overall the team looks in good mood to bounce back in Mohali.