MI vs KXIP Match Preview – In their last two outings, the on-song Mumbai Indians (MI) have defeated two of the top teams of the tournament, i.e. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Now, they’ll like to do the same with the visitors – Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
The young lad from Antigua, Alzarri Joseph has bowled a phenomenal spell (3.4-1-12-6) in his debut match to save Mumbai Indians from the jaws of defeat against the Sunrisers.
On the other hand, Kings XI have also won their previous match against the same opponent, and are on the higher confident side.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see, how both the teams will lock their horns tonight at the Wankhede, Mumbai to add 2 more points to their name.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 24th match of the Indian Premier League 2019 of MI vs KXIP will be hosted by the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of MI vs KXIP on Hotstar.
The pitch of Wankhede is like a paradise for the batters. The side boundaries of the ground is also small and thus we can expect it to be a high scoring match.
Average 1st Innings total at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (last 5 IPL games): 183
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 2, Lost 3
The players and the crowd will not be daunting tonight as the level of humidity will be on the lower side.
There are no chances of rain tonight, however, the high temperature here at Mumbai will not please the players or the crowd.
According to our weather reports, the temperature will hover around 30-35 degrees, while the level of humidity will be around 60% during the match.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Mumbai Indians: W, W, L, W, L
Kings XI Punjab: W, L, W, W, L
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for tonight’s match.
Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Alzarri Joseph, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar
MI’s Bench Strength – Yuvraj Singh, Rasikh Salam, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Jayant Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande
Kings XI Punjab
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Ashwin (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Hardus Viljoen
KXIP’s Bench Strength – Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Lasith Malinga will not play for Mumbai Indians in the remaining matches, as he has returned to Sri Lanka to play in a domestic One Day tournament.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of MI vs KXIP.
Captain Choices: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle
Vice Captain Choices: Hardik Pandya, Chris Gayle, Suryakumar Yadav
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of MI vs KXIP.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – KL Rahul (C)
Batsman – Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), David Miller
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Ashwin
Bowlers – Jason Behrendorff, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsman – Sarfaraz Khan, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Gayle (VC), Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Sam Curran
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ankit Rajpoot
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between MI and KXIP is Rohit Sharma.
In his last 25 innings against the KXIP in IPL, Rohit has scored 695 runs at an average of 30.20 (including 4 half centuries), making him a must-have player in both small and grand leagues.
The pitch for tonight’s game is expected to be batting-friendly, thus pick more batsmen in your playing 11.
Our Match Prediction:
Both MI and KXIP are in good forms and have won their respective previous match against the orange army.
However, we predict the team batting second to win tonight’s match.
Hope you win small and grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips. Stay updated with Crickclassics to get the same for every match.
*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.