MI vs KXIP Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 36
The Mumbai Indians defeated the Kings XI Punjab by a big margin of 48 runs earlier in this season.
Updated - Oct 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
The 36th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Mumbai Indians (MI) have been unstoppable this season. It has been quite a battle between them and the Delhi Capitals (DC) for the top spot on the spots table. At this stage, MI registered 6 wins from 8 games and are on the course of making it into the playoffs once again. The team has brought up some inspirational performances this season and is unbeaten in the last five encounters. They will be taking on Kings XI Punjab in the second game of the doubleheader on Sunday.
The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), despite playing some really good cricket, have often found themselves in awkward positions. They let a couple of easy games slip away and almost gave a heart-attack to the fans in their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as well. At this stage, they have got two wins from 8 games. However, their chances are still pretty much alive and they need to keep the winning momentum going. However, it wouldn’t be easy against a side like MI who have done really well so far in the tournament.
MI vs KXIP Weather Report for Match 36:
It will be much cooler as compared to some of the other days on Sunday evening. The temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius at the start but will fall quickly to about 27 degrees Celsius as the game progresses.
The pitch here usually slows down considerably during the second innings of the game. Hence, chasing is a difficult task here even though the required run rate might seem under control.
Average first innings score:
176 (At this venue till Match 30)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 10, Tied – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
MI vs KXIP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Sarfaraz Khan, Harpreet Brar, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Sheldon Cottrell, Hardus Viljoen, Simran Singh.
MI vs KXIP Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
KL Rahul has been unbelievable this season with the bat. In 8 matches, he mustered 448 runs at an average of 75.
Quinton de Kock registered half-centuries in the last two games. The wicket-keeper batsman scored a fine 78 off 44 balls in the previous match against KKR.
Mayank Agarwal is playing a perfect opening partner for KL Rahul. He scored 382 runs at a strike rate of 161.
Playing after a long time, Chris Gayle created an impact immediately in his first outing with a 45-ball 53.
Rohit Sharma mustered 251 runs in 8 matches at an average of 31 and looks to be in good form.
Jasprit Bumrah has picked up 12 wickets in 8 games and has an economy rate of 7.62.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock
Vice-Captain Options – Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c), Nicholas Pooran
Batters – Rohit Sharma (vc), Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Murugan Ashwin
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock (c), KL Rahul
Batters – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Agarwal (vc), Deepak Hooda
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Quinton de Kock was inconsistent initially in the tournament. However, he found his form in the last two games and therefore, you can try him out as a captain in the Grand League team.
Today’s MI vs KXIP Probable Winners:
Mumbai Indians are predicted to win this match.