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MI vs. KXIP (Mumbai Indians vs. Kings XI Punjab) Prediction

Zia Rana Apr 30, 2014 1 Comment 78,707 views
IPL 2014
Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians
vs Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab
ScheduleSaturday, 3 May 2014 at 10:30 GMT / 11:30 UK / 16:00 IST
VenueWankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The most ill fated and out of form team of the ongoing IPL 2014, Mumbai Indians, will face the mighty Kings XI Punjab, in their own yard at Wankhede Stadium. The Indian Premier League Champions of 2013, MI, lost all their five matches played in the United Arab Emirates whereas KXIP won all or their five with grace and command. The hosts will anticipate their maiden victory of the event but they need some miraculous performance from their players.

Sandeep Sharma-  A match winner for KXIP
Sandeep Sharma- A match winner for KXIP

Players to watch

Kieron Pollard got back his form for MI as he hit 78 in the previous match vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ambati Rayudu is batting well but they require big scores from their skipper, Rohit Sharma, and Corey Anderson. The bowling will revolve around Lasith Malinga, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh.

Glenn Maxwell has scored 300 runs in the event already while David Miller, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virender Sehwag are assisting him superbly. Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sandeep Sharma and Mitchell Johnson have evolved to a sensational bowling trio.

Time & Venue

Saturday, May 3, 2014 @ 10:30 GMT, 16:00 local at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Weather

A sunny day with temperatures around 26-33ᵒC

Toss

The winner will bat first

The Pitch

A perfect pitch for stroke play

Teams

Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (C), Ben Dunk, Corey Anderson, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Chidhambaram Gautam, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Lasith Malinga, Pragyan Ojha,

Kings XI Punjab – George Bailey (C), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Mitchell Johnson, Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sandeep Sharma

Prediction

KXIP is in great form and will win the game

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One Response to “ MI vs. KXIP (Mumbai Indians vs. Kings XI Punjab) Prediction ”
  1. It would be hard to beat Mumbai Indians at their own backyard. Indian pitches are different than what they have been playing so far in dessert. Maxwell and Miller might not fund themselves at home playing against Bhajji and Malinga. Rohit Sharma can go ballistic and Pollard is almost at his best. KXIP might taste their first defeat at the home of Bollywood.

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