MI vs KXIP Predictions and Betting : On Thursday Mumbai Indians takes on Kings XI Punjab. Both the teams have won one match each and lost 2 matches each.
MI will play against KXIP at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Both these teams are well balanced in all the three departments. Though KXIP have a weak middle order, opening duo KL Rahul and Mayank have covered for them.
MI vs KXIP Predictions and Betting Tips
MI vs KXIP prediction and betting Recent form and Head-to-head
Defending champions MI started their IPL 2020 season with a defeat against CSK. They couldn't set up a huge total and settled on 162, which was easily chased by CSK due to the likes of Rayudu, Faf and Sam Curran.
MI made a comeback against Kolkata Knight Riders and set up a huge total due to a blistering knock of 80 runs by Rohit Sharma. However, in 3rd match of this IPL season MI lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore despite a brilliant knock by youngster Ishan Kishan.
KXIP started their season with a super over match against DC. Mayank Agarwal almost had got them a win but in last over the batting fumbled. Going into super over they recorded lowest run in IPL history and thereby lost the match.
KXIP made a comeback, thanks to KL Rahul's century against RCB. RCB's top order batting was rattled by Mohammed Shami and Cottrell. While the middle order was destroyed by Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi.
KXIP had a setback against Rajasthan Royals in their third match. Tewatia proved to be hero for RR. Sheldon Cottrell's dismal death bowling costed KXIP their match.
Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab have played 24 matches against each other in IPL history. Kings XI Punjab have won 11 matches while Mumbai Indians have won 13 matches.
In the last 5 matches played between MI and KXIP, MI have won 3 matches while KXIP have won 2 matches.
MI and KXIP have never played against each other in UAE.
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MI might go unchanged for this clash against KXIP. However, there are rumors of Quinton De Kock being replaced by Lynn and Ishan Kishan being given the wicketkeeping responsibility.
MI will a have tough choice if Saurabh Tiwary passes the fitness test. On the other hand Pattisson may be dropped for an extra batsman if Hardik Pandya is fit enough to bowl again.
Lot will depend upon Skipper Rohit Sharma itself for Thursday's as his team have lost 2 of the three matches that they played. Team Management would be expecting the youngster Suryakumar Yadav who got two good starts but failed to convert them into big innings, to play a big inning against KXIP.
Apart from them MI with three allrounders will be hoping to cash in more from them. Kieron Pollard has been awesome but the Pandya brothers are yet to perform in this season's IPL.
Jasprit Bumrah has had a dismal IPL season. He will surely look to destroy the KXIP's top order and announce his comeback.
Boult and Chahar have been consistent with bat and have picked up crucial wickets. Boult has been good with new ball as well as at the death. James Pattinson had an off day against RCB. He bowled marvelously well in his first two games.
Talking about the KXIP, opening duo KL Rahul and Mayank have scored a total of 441 together in just 3 matches. That's almost an average of 150 runs scored per match. This may sound to be positive but it is a matter of concern for KXIP. Their middle order which includes Nair, Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan and Maxwell have failed in almost all the matches.
KXIP may shuffle amongst the players in middle order. Mandeep Singh might get a chance against MI. Jimmy Neesham brought the stability to KXIP, though he hasn't got a proper opportunity to bat.
KXIP have a good opening pair (both batting and bowling). Shami and Cottrell have bowled brilliantly with the new ball. They have struggled a bit with the death bowling.
Leg spin duo Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi have bowled stupendously well. With Anil Kumble being the coach of KXIP, Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin will bowl much better in the coming matches.
MI vs KXIP Predictions IPL 2020 and Cricket betting Summary
The clash between MI and KXIP is scheduled to take place on 1st October at the Sheikh Zayed stadium at 7.30 pm IST. The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium has hosted four matches in IPL 2020 so far.
CSK beat MI in the first game, while MI defeated KKR in the next match. Third match was won by KKR against SRH while SRH defeated Delhi Capitals in the next match.
Sheikh Zayed stadium has assistance for fast bowlers. But the batsmen have found it easy to middle when they have settled down.
The highest score of this ground, this season is set by MI (195 runs). KXIP have not played at Abu Dhabi. Humidity of Abu Dhabi will have a toll on the players.
Matches Won by Teams Batting First : 7
Matches Won by Teams Batting Second : 8
The predictions and betting platforms have their match predictions in favor of Mumbai Indian however, KXIP have had a slim losses in this this season therefore, calling the match to be one sided may be mistake.