IPL 2019 Match 9 Preview: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab

Mumbai Indians opened their account in the IPL points table by winning against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The contributions of Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, and Hardik Pandya laid a solid platform of a score of 187 runs to restrict the RCB at their best. Jasprit Bumrah succeeded to pick crucial wickets and handed the Mumbai team the most needed win by 6 runs.

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Mumbai Indians need to take on Kings XI Punjab at Mohali tomorrow. For the game against RCB, Rohit Sharma made crucial changes in the team like taking Lasith Malinga instead of Rasikh Khan and resting Ben Cutting. His attempt proved to be fruitful and they won the game by restricting the Bangalore team at the last moment. Here is the strongest team of Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab for the ninth IPL match of this season.

Top Order

Rohit Sharma amassed 48 runs in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Quinton De Kock slammed 23 runs in to add 52 runs before Power Play. Both are in a good form and has the ability to make the best of one of the finest batting pitches, Mohali. They could not stay on the crease for a long time and they want to compensate for it by performing well against Kings XI Punjab.

Middle order

Surya Kumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, and Kieron Pollard are the probable middle order players for Mumbai Indians. Surya Kumar Yadav played crucial innings for Mumbai against RCB by slamming 38 runs. Yuvraj Singh did really well against Delhi Capitals and thrashed Yuzwendra Chahal by three consecutive sixes against RCB. Though Kieron Pollard did not get a chance to slam a big knock on two occasions, he was one of the competent batsmen, bowler, and fielder for the team whenever needed.

All-rounders

All-rounders are the pivotal strength for Mumbai Indians which includes Kieron Pollard and Pandya Brothers. In the game against RCB, Hardik Pandya slammed 32 runs off 14 balls and repaired the collapsing innings. He will bat at No.6. Krunal Pandya will bat at no.7. Though he could not contribute much with the bat his economical bowling stood as a great support to the team to clinch the game at the last moment.

Bowlers

Mayank Markande is undoubtedly the man with X-factor. He picked up the scalp of Parthiv Patel in the game against RCB which laid a platform to the collapse of the Bangalore innings. Mitchell Mc Clenaghan could not bowl well in the previous games and conceded 24 runs from 2 overs he bowled against RCB. Though Lasith Malinga was blamed for a controversial move in the game against RCB, his entry was a great help for the team. Jasprit Bumrah is the vital bowler for the team who picked two wickets by conceding just 5 runs from death overs. He bowled out Virat Kohli to disturb the balance of the Bangalore team.