In the 36th match of 2020 IPL, Defending champions Mumbai Indians will face Kings XI Punjab. MI have been best throughout this IPL. KXIP are languishing at the bottom of the points table and have managed two wins so far in their first eight matches this season. KXIP’s 2nd win came against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game.
The KXIP team is happy with their batting departments, the top order is performing well. Skipper Rahul and Mayank are good in attacking bowlers. Rejoining of Chris Gayle makes the KXIP stronger in batting performance. Interestingly, Kings XI Punjab have only beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore this season and have lost against all other teams. KXIP will be looking to continue their winning momentum from the last game and earn much-needed two points against Mumbai Indians to remain alive in the competition. KXIP bowlers should perform well to bring down a victory for the team.
Mumbai Indians have won six out of their first eight games of the season and are currently placed at the second place on the points table behind table-toppers Delhi Capitals. MI has been ruthless in this season so far. Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan are good with their performances. Pollard and Hardik remained explosive as finishers. Bumrah, Boult and Pattinson lead the Seam bowling as well Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya make the spin bowling. The bowlers are performing well and that’s the main reason for MI’s victory.
Our prediction: KXIP may take another victory over the defending champions MI.