Reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) would look to enhace their probabilities of sealing a playoff berth with a win after they play a deflated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) within the 36th sport of the 13th Indian Premier League (IPL) right here on Sunday.
Regardless of being in purple sizzling type, the Rohit Sharma-led MI would not take their opponents flippantly on Sunday, as KXIP is motivated by the return of hard-hitting Chris Gayle. Whereas MI are the present joint toppers with 12 factors, KXIP languish on the backside of the eight-team standings and one other defeat will make their activity to qualify very tough.
As each the perimeters conflict later tonight, let’s check out a number of the key stats:
Head-to-head tie: Mumbai Indians stands forward within the rivalry contest with 14 wins in 25 conferences which incorporates 4 victories of their final 5 encounters, the final one being a win in Abu Dhabi earlier this month by 48 runs.
On the venue: In 4 IPL matches on the venue, three of which have been in 2014, Mumbai Indians have didn’t win none in Dubai. Kings XI too should not have an excellent file to point out. They’ve received only one out of their 4 matches on the venue with all their three defeats coming this season.
– Rohit Sharma might look to make use of Rahul Chahar early within the sport provided that Mayank averages 25.7 whereas being dismissed seven instances by the variability within the final two IPL season whereas Rahul has a strike fee of 110.2 in opposition to leggies with three dismissals in the identical section.
– Chahar and Krunal Pandya ought to nevertheless be avoided Chris Gayle who has a strike fee of 154 in opposition to left-arm spinners and 206 in opposition to leggies since 2018.
– Bumrah will most actually be used in opposition to Glenn Maxwell who he has dismissed six instances in T20 cricket with the Aussie managing 67 runs in 57 balls.
– Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi might be deployed to do away with MI’s in-form batsman Suryakumar Yadav who averages 21.5 in opposition to left-arm medium tempo (4 dismissals) and 21.5 in opposition to leggies (eight dismissals) within the final three seasons.