IPL 2020: The match thirteenth of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that is to be played between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will have an equal ratio of struggle from both sides as they both lost their first match, won second, and then lost the last played game.
On behalf of captaincy, MI are more likely to get subjected to win, and hence, the predictions of TheSportsMag are with MI today.
IPL 2020: MI vs KXIP, MATCH 13, PREDICTED PLAYING XI AND ANALYSIS
MI: Predicted playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton De Kock, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson,
KXIP: Predicted playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Toss: 7:00 pm (IST)
Match: 7:30 pm (IST)
Analysis: In MI, the opening pair’s consistency (Sharma and De Kock) can be well stabilized as it is known for the years-old consistency. Ishan Kishan, who played selflessly, can be the match-winning factor for the team. The middle-over batsman, Hardik Pandya, always reminds of the aggressive knock he played against Pakistan in the CT17. Moreover, who can forget the sixes by Pollard for Zalmi in PSL’s last season? They have the perfect batting line-up and the likes of bowlers such as Trent Boult, toe-crusher Bumrah, Chahar, and Pattinson can be troubling for their opponents.
KXIP’s skipper, KL Rahul is not lesser than anyone as his run-scoring tricks are not hidden. Further players, Mayank Agarwal on top-order and Maxwell, Pooran, and Nair can be the treasures in mid-overs. Their bowlers, Neesham, especially Shami, Cotrell can be the spoiling duo for the rivals.