Mumbai Indians (MI) aim to extend their run with five wins, while Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will aim for their third win when the teams in Match 36 of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
MI v KXIP | IPL 2020 Match 36 Live
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Both teams come into this game because of their eight-wicket wins. While MI defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on the back of Quinton de Kock’s 78-run blitz, KXIP managed to overcome the final drama against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
In their first encounter in the IPL 2020, MI defeated KXIP with 48 runs after skipper Rohit Sharmas 70 and Kieron Pollard-Hardik Pandya Blitz. KL Rahul and Co. will definitely turn the tables at the second meeting of the season.
The unit led by Rohit Sharma will look to consolidate their position while KXIP, eighth on the points table, will aim for their second straight win.
Here are the players who could tip the rest of the game in favor of their team.
While de Kock leads the runscoring charts for MI, Rohit Sharma is just in second place with 243 runs. The MI skipper had won a match the last time these two teams played against each other and he will be looking for an encore of that feat to lead his team to their sixth straight win.
While Rahul is IPL 2020’s leading run-getter, Mayank holds second place on this list with 382 runs. The right-hander, who is one hundred and fifty years old, has the highest batting average (161.18) on the list of top run-getters of the season and will be someone KXIP will count on at brisk pace at the top.
The Universe Boss, who played his first game of the season, announced his arrival in style, scoring fifty against RCB in KXIP’s final game. Left-handed availability is a big boost for KXIP and increases the firepower of its batting, which also includes KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran.
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock has a great time with the racket in hand. The left-handed batsman comes into this game after three half centuries from four games, including his man of the match bet against KKR. He is currently MI’s leading run-getter with 269 runs out of 8 games and will look to continue his stellar run of form.
One hundred and fifty-four and 448 runs from 8 games. KL Rahul is currently the tournament’s leading run-getter and observer of the Orange Cap. The KXIP Skipper has come into this game for the last two consecutive fifties and will try to do one better to lead his team to victory.
MI Squad v KXIP | Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab
Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare Anmolpreet Singh Anukul Roy Dhawal Kulkarni Hardik Pandya Ishan Kishan Jasprit Bumrah Jayant Yadav Kieron Pollard Krunal Pandya Mitchell McClenaghan Quinton de Kock (W) Rahul Chahar Sherfane Rutherford Suryakumar Yadav Trent Boult Chris Lynn Nathan Coulter-Nile Saurabh Tiwary Mohsin Khan Digvijay Deshmukh Prince Balwant Rai Singh James Pattinson
KXIP Squad v MI | Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
KL Rahul (C) (W), Arshdeep Singh Chris Gayle Darshan Nalkande Krishnappa Gowtham Hardus Viljoen Harpreet Brar Jagadeesha Suchith Karun Nair Mandeep Singh Mayank Agarwal Mohammad Shami Mujeeb Ur Rahman Murugan Ashwin Nicholas Pooran Sarfaraz Khan Glenn Maxwell Sheldon Cottrell Deepak Hooda Ishan Porel Ravi Bishnoi Jimmy Neesham Chris Jordan Tajinder Singh Simran Singh