The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone will be seeing the Kings XI Punjab playing against the most successful Mumbai Indians at their home, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (PCA). The match will be played on 30th March at 4 PM
Today’s match prediction is as followed:-
The Pitch report for the Punjab cricket association stadium where earlier the wicket used to offer good carry and bounce to the pacers, nowadays it has slowed down and it has become more batsmen favourable pitch, where even 180 plus runs are being chased, so one winning the toss would like to field so that they can chase a specific target.
If Kxip bats first (predicted score 150-180 )
The Kings would want to execute big shots with the big players in their basket, Gayle in the front is a bonus for them and having Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair and Henriques behind him would be another beneficial factor to score the big amount of runs, Rahul’s form will majorly dependent on how they come up. Also, the skipper Ashwin can bat and make 20-30 runs in the end.
If MI bats first (predicted score 180-200)
MI has been excellent with their batting in the first innings as they are out of pressure and also their batsman are highly talented to showcase their shots. Rohit will be the Key player for his team and also Pollard or Cutting will be the one in the middle order to hit big shots to have a destructive total for the opposition. We predict Rohit to score a blistering half-century.
Kxip:- The opening pair of Punjab comprising of Gayle and Rahul was outstanding last season and will be a challenge for any bowling side in this league. This year they will also have Henriques in their line-up who has played big Knocks for Sunrisers Hyderabad at No 3, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair will be there in the middle-order to keep the runs flowing on. There will be a choice made between David Miller and Nicholas Pooran. Bowling will see Mujeeb and Tye as their key bowlers. Ashwin may continue to lead the side.
Kxip predicted playing XI:- Gayle, Rahul, Henriques, Nair, Agarwal, Mandeep, Miller, Ashwin, Tye, Rajpoot, Shami.
Mi:- The MI Paltan will be back this year to continue their alternate trophy year and they have plenty of bowling options to test like opening the attack either with McClenaghan, Malinga or Behrendorff. As usual, they will have Pandya brothers and Pollard to strike in the middle-order. Quinton De Cock can be asked to open the innings.
Mi predicted playing XI:–De Cock,Suryakumar Yadav, Kishan,Sharma,Pollard,Krunal,Hardik, Malinga, Bumrah, Behrendorff, Markande.
Key Player Battles:-
Behrendorff vs Tye
It is an Australian clash of right-arm vs left-arm where Behrendorff who is a promising youngster who is also blessed with a tall-frame which he uses perfectly to pitch in the stump line with a perfect in-swing angle which gets heavy on the right-handers. He will be playing his first IPL tournament. Tye the defending purple cap holder with the ability to bowl yorkers at will and enough variations to keep the batsmen on their toes, can be destructive for Punjab. We predict Tye to pick more wickets than Behrendorff.
Head to Head:-
Our Match Predictions:-
The match predictions will be with the Kings as they have the advantage of their batting stars where Henriques will be playing the key role. Punjab needs one win to equal the win percentage at this venue against Mumbai which currently is 4-3 where MI leads and Punjab will surely get back, so our match predictions go with Kxip.
So this was our Match Predictions, what is your match prediction for KXIP vs MI?
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