Live Blog: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab
TOSS | Kings XI Punjab win the toss and opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot
Changes in XIs
MI – Kieron Pollard replaced JP Duminy
KXIP – Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary replaced Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair
Hosts Mumbai Indians will fancy beating a floundering Kings XI Punjab when both sides face-off in a must-win match at the Wankhede Stadium today.
After a string of losses initially, Mumbai’s hopes of making it to the last four were revived after three straight wins, but their eight-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday has again put them on the back foot.
While Mumbai are in sixth position with five wins from 12 games, a stuttering KXIP – have slumped to the fifth spot with 12 points having suffered their fourth defeat on Monday in five games.
Mumbai, with an excellent net run-rate, need to put behind the humiliation by the Royals and come out with all guns blazing against an equally jittery KXIP, who have lost their way in the second half of the tournament after starting strongly.
KXIP have slumped in the latter half of the T20 League and need to improve in all departments.
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