IPL 2019: Match 24, MI vs KXIP – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

IPL 2019: Match 24, MI vs KXIP – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

Will Rahul make an impact in this game?

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Match 24 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness the Mumbai Indians (MI) hosting the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Wankhede stadium. Both the teams are on a winning run and are coming into this encounter by defeating the strong Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) outfit. Also, the KXIP had the last laugh in the previous face-off between the two teams and they will be confident of facing Mumbai in their own den now.

Though the visitors would love to see their man in form KL Rahul to continue batting in the same vein. After starting off slowly this season, the Karnataka batsman has picked up the pace and is looking in good nick at the moment. Even the home team will be hoping to get him out early as a player like Rahul has the ability to take the game away from the opposition very quickly.

Record against the opposition (MI) in the IPL:

KL Rahul is facing Mumbai’s bowlers at the perfect time. He is in some great form and more than anything else has a great record against them. In nine outings, the right-hander has 386 runs to his name at a brilliant average of 55.14. He has also scored three half-centuries against the Mumbai outfit and will be looking to do the same as the KXIP will eye another victory on the road.

Last 4 innings vs MI – 71*, 94, 24, 68*

Record at the venue (Wankhede):

KL Rahul, in his last Wankhede outing in the shortest format, had smashed 94 runs. Apart from that though Wankhede hasn’t been very kind to him in the last four matches. Having said that, going by the current form, Rahul has come to the Wankhede stadium at the perfect time.

4 T20 innings at this venue – 94, 4, 23, 25

Recent form:

KL Rahul has crossed the fifty-run mark thrice in last four outings, However, speaking about all formats, he didn’t have a great run coming into the IPL.

Last 10 innings across all formats – 71*, 55, 15, 71*, 1, 4, 26, 47, 50, 14

Last 4 T20 innings – 71*, 55, 15, 71*

Dream11 Scenario:

KL Rahul costs 10 credits in the wicket-keeper’s category and it will be confusion for the Fantasy users whether to go with him or Quinton de Kock. If the current form is considered, Rahul should be the ideal pick and could also be made the captain in the Grand League. He has currently been picked by 50% of teams.

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