Dubai, IPL 2020 MI vs KXIP 36th match: First-placed Mumbai Indians and last-placed team Kings XI Punjab will face IPL on Sunday in Dubai in the second match of the day. The situation is quite bad for Punjab. The team has won just two out of eight matches, but one good thing is that she is coming into this match by winning their last IPL match which will boost their confidence. Another good thing for Punjab is that Chris Gayle has returned and is in form. He played a key role in helping the team win a 53-run innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
The three Punjab batsmen including captain KL Rahul, their opening partner Mayank Agarwal and Gayle are in great form. If all three go, then the work of Punjab will be done. But after these three, little can be expected from anyone, then it is Nicholas Puran. To stay in good rhythm in the IPL T20, it is necessary that the team find their right combination as soon as possible.
The team has not yet received the correct final-11. They also made a lot of changes but kept the distance from the right combination. The second half of the league has also started and so far Punjab is searching for what is its best final-11. This is their biggest weakness.
At the same time, everything is fine for Mumbai. All his players are in rhythm. Quinton Dickock had scored a half-century in the previous match and shared a 94-run partnership for the first wicket with captain Rohit Sharma. Both of these batsmen are running in every match. Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are all in form.
In bowling, Rohit made changes in the previous match. In place of James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter gave Nile a chance. Nile was impressed but was run out in the last over. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult took timely wickets. Both of them have come this entire season so far for the team.