Mumbai Indians would be high on confidence after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home in Hyderabad. Despite strong batting line-up, Hyderabad batsmen fell victim to Alazarri Joseph on his debut. He was the star player with a six-wicket haul. Read on the complete IPL prediction tips for the match here.
Kings XI Punjab is placed at number three in the points table. Mumbai Indians despite their win in a low scoring game in the previous match are placed at number five. They need to work hard to get a reputable position. Mumbai has managed to defend small totals in their last two matches. Wankhede is really good for batting and Kings XI Punjab have shown their batting capabilities at different venues.
IPL Prediction Tips Performance Check
Mumbai Indians are in good position in the points table with playing up to the mark. Their batting has not played as per their capability. Rohit Sharma has not scored runs; Quinton de Cock has not converted starts into big scores and middle order has also struggled.
Hardik Pandya and Pollard are in good form in this season. They have hit the ball for boundaries in the death overs and took the total to one that can be fought for.
The uncapped players need to start performing and make their name. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav need to perform well with the bat.
Alzarri Joseph with six wickets in the debut match has made his place and all eyes would be set on him. The captain might play Markande who has good googly for players like Gayle and Miller.
They may be winning matches but they need to increase their performance level to compete Kings XI Punjab.
Kings XI Punjab
An excellent bowling performance by Punjab bowlers saw them winning the match Ravi Ashwin has been quite good with his changes in each match and they have won four out of six till now.
Kings XI Punjab played the last match without Tye, Viljoen, and Mujeeb. Ashwin might like to play Mujeeb in the upcoming game.
Batting has been quite good for Punjab. Lokesh Rahul has been consistent though he needs to fasten up the things a bit. Gayle and Miller would like the pitch at Wankhede where the ball comes onto the bat.
The middle order is shaky with Sarfaraz Khan, Sam Curran and Mandeep Singh. They are not known for hitting boundaries and would like to perform well for the team.
Kings XI Punjab is well led by Ashwin and that matters a lot.
Head to Head Tipster
Kings XI Punjab has already beaten Mumbai at Mohali with Lokesh Rahul being the star player. Now Punjab has won 11 matches against Mumbai while the hosts are just edging with 12 wins.
IPL Prediction Tips Playing XI Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff/Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
IPL Prediction Tips Playing XI Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicolas Pooran/David Miller, Sam Curran, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman/ Hardus Viljoen
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
Weather at Wankhede is expected to be clear. Humidity might be on the higher side with dew affecting the match. A high scoring match with plenty of boundaries is expected.
Toss Prediction Tips
The team winning the toss might like to field first with chances of dew later on. The ball comes onto the bat and dew might help further.
IPL Prediction Tips
There is nothing like beating the home team. But Mumbai Indians have not been performing up to the expectations. Strong batting line-up like Delhi Capitals could get past them and this might be the case here as well. Kings XI Punjab has much better batting line-up as compared to Mumbai. We are expecting Kings XI Punjab to run the show.