Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: IPL 2020 - Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians - Match 13
The 13th match of the Indian Premier League 2020 will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
Mumbai Indians, who are generally very strong, are having a few troubles this season. Quinton de Kock hasn't really fired in the three matches till now. All-rounder Krunal Pandya has also not been at his best.
But what hasn't helped the balance of the side the most is the unavailability of Hardik Pandya with the ball. After having undergone a back surgery, Pandya is currently playing as a pure batsman which has disturbed the balance of the side as Rohit Sharma has had to go to Kieron Pollard in the last couple of games to give him one or two overs, which is not ideal.
Jasprit Bumrah, too, is looking a bit off colour and has not been successful in nailing his yorkers, something the viewers have become so used to.
Kings XI Punjab, on the the other hand, have also not done justice to the strength of their squad. KL Rahul and Mayank Agrawal have given them good starts in almost every match but the team has struggled to close off games and has suffered two close defeats.
Punjab have the option of bringing in Chris Jordan to strengthen their bowling attack but they are expected to not make a knee-jerk reaction and trust their selected troops to deliver the goods.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) - Lokesh Rahul(c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
Mumbai Indians (MI) - Quinton de Kock(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Mumbai Indians
Who will win? – Mumbai Indians
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab), Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammed Shami (Kings XI Punjab), James Pattinson (Mumbai Indians)
Most Sixes – Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab), Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
Man of the Match – Rohit Sharma
Team Scores Batting first – Kings XI Punjab 170+, Mumbai Indians 190+
Match Handicap Mumbai Indians
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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