MI vs KXIP: How has Mayank Agarwal performed against Bumrah?
Mumbai Indians will face Kings XI Punjab in the second game of double-header Sunday. While the Rohit Sharma-led side presently lead the standings, KXIP will aim to move up from the eighth spot. As has been the case, KXIP's batting segment will depend upon the top order, in front of a sturdy MI bowling attack. Here, we analyze Mayank Agarwal's performance against Jasprit Bumrah.
A look at the battle between the two
In the IPL, Mayank has amassed 1,648 runs from 80 innings at an average of 21.40. He also has an IPL ton to his name. Meanwhile, Bumrah owns 94 wickets in 85 matches, including a best match haul of 4/20. So far, Mayank has managed to score two runs off seven balls by Bumrah, while Bumrah has dismissed him twice.
How Mayank fares against Mumbai Indians
Mayank has impressive numbers against Mumbai Indians. Till date, he has racked up 200 runs from 12 games at a strike-rate of 158.73. The tally also includes 10 sixes and 18 fours. His highest score of 64* (30) against them came in 2012.
Mayank's strike-rate plunges in the powerplay (vs MI)
Even though Kings XI Punjab finally roped in Universe Boss Chris Gayle against RCB, Mayank continued to open along with skipper KL Rahul. Notably, he has a strike-rate of 138.66 in the powerplay overs, this season. However, his strike-rate in the first six overs against MI gets down to 116.98. Considering Bumrah's present rhythm, he would want to get rid of Mayank early on.
What to expect?
Despite getting got back on track, KXIP's endurance will certainly be tested against table-toppers MI. Notably, Mayank is the second-highest run-scorer this season after KL Rahul, having smashed 382 runs from eight games at an average of 47.75. On the other hand, Bumrah has 12 scalps at 20.33. It will be interesting to see if he will outfox Mayank a third time.