KXIP vs MI: Head-to-head, Probable Playing XI and other stats
Kings XI Punjab take on struggling Mumbai Indians at the Holkar stadium in Indore. Match number 34 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 sees MI in a must-win scenario and therefore they need to give it all. KXIP are in the top four and they have been in good form. They need to bounce back from the defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Nothing to separate the two sides
Both teams have played each other 20 times in the history of IPL and it stands 10 apiece. In the last seven matches between the two sides, MI enjoy a 4-3 edge. Therefore there is nothing to separate the two sides and it could be anyone's game. KXIP have won three out of four matches In Indore.
Mumbai Indians need to win this one
Mumbai Indians are last in the IPL 2018 table and victories have been hard to come by. They have lost six out of eight matches and need a shining light from somewhere to get past KXIP. What bodes well for MI is their in-form bowling.
KXIP vs MI - Tale of two captains
Rohit Sharma was in top form in both the matches which MI won. In both of those games, he scored a half-century and his strike-rate was on a higher side. In the other games, he has scored just an aggregate of 46 runs. Meanwhile, R Ashwin has picked just five wickets in seven matches for KXIP. But he has led his team well though.
Probable Playing XI - Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Manoj Tiwary, David Miller, R Ashwin (captain), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Probable Playing XI - Mumbai Indians
Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma (captain), JP Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah and Mayank Markande.