Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab will take on each other at the Dubai International Stadium in Match 36 of IPL 2020. Mumbai Indians have won 6, while Punjab has won just 2 games out of their first 8 matches. Both the teams are coming off victories against Kolkata and Bangalore.
Mumbai Indians are looking unbeatable, with 5 consecutive wins on the trot after a close loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore. They have different players winning Man of the Match awards in every game, which goes to show that they are not over-reliant on a bunch of players. Kings XI Punjab put up a good performance against Bangalore, which must certainly have brought a sigh of relief in that dressing room.
Match 36- MI vs KXIP
Venue- Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Time – 7:30 PM IST
Head To Head:
Chris Jordan is the only bowler in KXIP bowling lineup to have an economy rate more than 11.0 in IPL 2020.
With 21 more runs, Rohit Sharma will be the first player to score 4000 runs for MI.
Mohammed Shami has dismissed Hardik Pandya twice in nine balls bowled at him.
Nathan Coulter-Nile made his debut for Mumbai in the previous game, replacing James Pattinson. However, he had an off-day and he did not perform well, leaking 51 runs at the expense of a solitary wicket in 4 overs. They are contenders for the top 2 spots and are looking invincible with top-tier performances in all aspects of the game.
Kings XI Punjab:
The return of Universe Boss Chris Gayle has certainly strengthened their batting. While they are still not out of the race for the playoffs, a winning run and a few other results in their favour could prove to be lucky for the Punjab side.